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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Pennsylvania School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,720,212
Number Of Pennsylvania Schools 2,964
Number Of Pennsylvania School Districts 754
Spending Per Student $19,217

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

80 60 40 20 0
62%
64%
59%
63%
60%
57%
71%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
56%
47%
43%
39%
38%
32%
62%
56%
47%
43%
39%
38%
32%
62%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 66.6% 49.7%
Black 15.5% 15.9%
Hispanic 13.2% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.5% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.0% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 19.7% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.3
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Pennsylvania Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,801,989 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 285 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.0% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 31.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.3% 25.8%
65 Or Older 17.8% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 5,053,106 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.5% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.4% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.0% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.2% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.1% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.0% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.8% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 10.3% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,346 $16,077,487,000 48.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $803 $1,381,005,000 4.2%
Staff $512 $881,127,000 2.7%
General Administration $418 $719,532,000 2.2%
School Administration $711 $1,222,378,000 3.7%
Operation $1,450 $2,494,170,000 7.5%
Transportation $686 $1,180,197,000 3.6%
Other $534 $919,352,000 2.8%
Total Support $5,114 $8,797,761,000 26.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,756 $8,181,559,000 24.7%
Total Expenditures $19,217 $33,056,807,000 100.0%
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%