Pennsylvania
Public School Ratings






Pennsylvania Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,719,512
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 2,971
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 757
Spending Per Student $18,575

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 63.9304567122117
4th Grade 60.0796592319912
5th Grade 59.6564566638543
6th Grade 62.1755214259863
7th Grade 61.3366949393648
8th Grade 60.8135917978731
10th Grade 71.6428570369766

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.3412730580267
4th Grade 44.0342215164408
5th Grade 45.2989169968542
6th Grade 39.6398214200036
7th Grade 38.6674503012523
8th Grade 31.0901461244364
10th Grade 64.4549821532652

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 67.2% 49.7%
Black 15.6% 15.9%
Hispanic 12.6% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.3% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 50.6% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.0% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 19.0% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,807,060 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.1% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 31.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.0%
65 Or Older 17.4% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 5,025,132 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.2% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.8% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.9% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.7% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.9% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.4% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.4% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 10.8% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,896 $15,296,383,825 47.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $754 $1,296,381,368 4.1%
Staff $485 $834,788,761 2.6%
General Administration $407 $700,593,099 2.2%
School Administration $679 $1,166,961,546 3.7%
Operation $1,379 $2,370,760,450 7.4%
Transportation $658 $1,131,007,639 3.5%
Other $502 $863,081,015 2.7%
Total Support $4,864 $8,363,493,792 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,815 $8,279,612,322 25.9%
Total Expenditures $18,575 $31,939,427,199 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%