Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,709,647
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 3,009
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 758
Spending Per Student $16,187

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 65.4892099575103
4th Grade 61.550148534197
5th Grade 59.8890897511708
6th Grade 63.5335936560586
7th Grade 59.3157407339549
8th Grade 58.592924650246
10th Grade 72.7239388583506

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.5078101138536
4th Grade 47.2852317084044
5th Grade 44.14098414381
6th Grade 40.3865882257686
7th Grade 37.6679286299679
8th Grade 32.3986387060065
10th Grade 65.7558297470364

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 69.9% 51.5%
Black 15.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 10.8% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.4% 47.6%
English Language Learners 3.1% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 17.7% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.65
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,784,227 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.6% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.4% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 16.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,961,929 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.8% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.5% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.3% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.4% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.5% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 11.8% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,814 $13,359,337,416 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $639 $1,092,703,063 3.9%
Staff $395 $675,134,221 2.4%
General Administration $343 $585,885,527 2.1%
School Administration $605 $1,034,806,948 3.7%
Operation $1,309 $2,238,668,762 8.1%
Transportation $716 $1,223,263,999 4.4%
Other $415 $709,440,155 2.6%
Total Support $4,422 $7,559,874,856 27.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,951 $6,755,211,657 24.4%
Total Expenditures $16,187 $27,674,469,082 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%