Shippensburg school information

IndexShippensburgPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores54%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:116:116:1
Total public schools52,56379,221
Total private schools91,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The Shippensburg, PA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 9 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Shippensburg public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 1% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Shippensburg public schools is 21:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.1% have completed high school, 28.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Shippensburg are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Shippensburg.
  • 78.4% of people in Shippensburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.1% of people in Shippensburg have completed high school.
  • 28.3% of people in Shippensburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Shippensburg

IndexShippensburgPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.4%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school77.1%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college47.1%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters13.7%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.3%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shippensburg University, PA2,24361%23%
Newville, PA1,27460%22%
Cashtown, PA22260%21%
Biglerville, PA1,21456%14%
Fayetteville, PA2,81854%9%
Shippensburg, PA5,52954%9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Webster, NY5,53263%29%
Hightstown, NJ5,53244%11%
Jeanerette, LA5,52658%18%
Williamston, NC5,53434%32%
Duquesne, PA5,53415%71%
Shippensburg, PA5,52954%9%
Source: The Shippensburg, 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.