Lancaster school information

IndexLancasterPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores47%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools392,56379,235
Total private schools341,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools134067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Lancaster are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Lancaster.
  • 71.6% of people in Lancaster have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.2% of people in Lancaster have completed high school.
  • 18.8% of people in Lancaster have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lancaster

IndexLancasterPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade71.6%86.5%83.8%
Completed high school70.2%85.0%82.4%
Completed some college40.0%52.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree23.7%35.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors18.8%28.1%29.3%
Completed masters6.9%11.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.3%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Maytown, PA3,66180%63%
East Earl, PA1,08880%62%
Lampeter, PA1,62876%54%
Millersville, PA8,32075%52%
Windsor, PA1,29873%49%
Lancaster, PA59,36847%5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Brentwood, NY59,43626%46%
Blaine, MN59,29560%21%
Reston, VA59,21784%71%
National City, CA59,54330%39%
Pontiac, MI59,65818%64%
Lancaster, PA59,36847%5%
Source: The Lancaster, 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.