Altoona school information

IndexAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores51%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools162,56379,235
Total private schools111,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools64067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Altoona are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Altoona.
  • 84.0% of people in Altoona have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Altoona have completed high school.
  • 16.2% of people in Altoona have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Altoona

IndexAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%86.5%83.8%
Completed high school82.7%85.0%82.4%
Completed some college40.0%52.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree24.0%35.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors16.2%28.1%29.3%
Completed masters4.9%11.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Altoona (high school & post-secondary)

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Duncansville, PA1,43386%74%
Cresson, PA1,62685%72%
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Bellwood, PA1,81065%32%
Patton, PA1,85864%30%
Altoona, PA45,98751%3%

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Altoona, PA45,98751%3%
Source: The Altoona, PA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.