Carlisle school information

IndexCarlislePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores60%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools122,56379,221
Total private schools71,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools24067,963
The Carlisle, PA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 7 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Carlisle public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 14% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 23% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Carlisle public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 36.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Carlisle are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Carlisle.
  • 85.1% of people in Carlisle have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Carlisle have completed high school.
  • 36.4% of people in Carlisle have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Carlisle

IndexCarlislePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade85.1%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college58.3%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.2%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.4%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters16.7%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.4%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.4%1.4%1.3%

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

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Carlisle, PA19,01460%23%

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Carlisle, PA19,01460%23%
Source: The Carlisle, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.