South Philadelphia school information

IndexSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Average Test Scores37%28%53%
Student/Teacher ration/a18:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a3142,563
Total private schoolsn/a2481,626
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a60406

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  • The average school test scores in South Philadelphia are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in South Philadelphia.
  • 71.0% of people in South Philadelphia have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.2% of people in South Philadelphia have completed high school.
  • 19.3% of people in South Philadelphia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Philadelphia

IndexSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Completed 8th grade71.0%79.9%86.9%
Completed high school68.2%78.5%85.6%
Completed some college36.3%49.1%53.6%
Completed associate degree23.5%31.9%37.4%
Completed bachelors19.3%26.3%29.3%
Completed masters5.6%10.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.4%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,54585%73%
Penn Wynne, PA5,53584%70%
Berwyn, PA3,22883%68%
Devon, PA1,88082%67%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
Source: The South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 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.