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Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,753,397
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 3,166
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 786
Spending Per Student $17,868

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 62.8981658442844
4th Grade 59.1297046701061
5th Grade 62.0259897014697
6th Grade 60.3582096113095
7th Grade 58.6653847983193
8th Grade 58.0794178995437
11th Grade 73.3163460529454

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.5470360928594
4th Grade 45.1697768697817
5th Grade 43.0513741798392
6th Grade 39.5151318545843
7th Grade 33.1089913832446
8th Grade 29.9710217153619
11th Grade 65.4091654591442

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 69.2% 50.9%
Black 15.0% 15.6%
Hispanic 9.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.4% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.9% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.8% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 16.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.46
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,802,503 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.6% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 31.5% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 28.1% 26.4%
65 Or Older 16.0% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,963,665 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.0% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.1% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.1% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.9% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.0% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,118 $15,987,820,000 51.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $737 $1,292,553,000 4.1%
Staff $458 $802,826,000 2.6%
General Administration $399 $699,459,000 2.2%
School Administration $602 $1,054,805,000 3.4%
Operation $1,281 $2,246,078,000 7.2%
Transportation $766 $1,342,562,000 4.3%
Other $485 $850,084,000 2.7%
Total Support $4,727 $8,288,367,000 26.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,023 $7,053,753,000 22.5%
Total Expenditures $17,868 $31,329,940,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%