Philadelphia school information

IndexPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores28%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools3142,56379,235
Total private schools2481,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools604067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Philadelphia are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 314 public schools in Philadelphia.
  • 78.8% of people in Philadelphia have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.3% of people in Philadelphia have completed high school.
  • 24.5% of people in Philadelphia have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Philadelphia

IndexPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.8%86.5%83.8%
Completed high school77.3%85.0%82.4%
Completed some college47.1%52.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree29.7%35.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.5%28.1%29.3%
Completed masters10.3%11.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.3%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eagleville, PA29289%81%
Ardmore, PA12,86786%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,50785%73%
Penn Wynne, PA5,74084%70%
Berwyn, PA3,22283%68%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,92028%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75834%31%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43867%36%
San Diego, CA1,341,51046%7%
Dallas, TX1,240,98565%31%
San Jose, CA986,32045%8%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,92028%43%
Source: The Philadelphia, 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.