New Kensington school information

IndexNew KensingtonPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores37%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools62,56379,221
Total private schools21,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools24067,963
The New Kensington, PA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. New Kensington public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 30% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Kensington public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.6% have completed high school, 23.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in New Kensington are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in New Kensington.
  • 84.6% of people in New Kensington have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.6% of people in New Kensington have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in New Kensington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Kensington

IndexNew KensingtonPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.6%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.6%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college49.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.3%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.6%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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New Kensington, PA12,79337%24%
Source: The New Kensington, 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.