Swarthmore school information

IndexSwarthmorePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores82%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schools31,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The Swarthmore, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Swarthmore public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 55% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Swarthmore public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.0% have completed high school, 77.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 22.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Swarthmore are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Swarthmore.
  • 97.0% of people in Swarthmore have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.0% of people in Swarthmore have completed high school.
  • 77.9% of people in Swarthmore have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Swarthmore

IndexSwarthmorePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school97.0%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college86.4%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree79.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors77.9%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters49.8%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree22.5%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.9%1.4%1.3%

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

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Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
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Berwyn, PA3,22883%68%
Devon, PA1,88082%67%
Swarthmore, PA6,21882%67%

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Kermit, TX6,21959%19%
Willis, TX6,21773%49%
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Salem, IN6,21465%31%
Swarthmore, PA6,21882%67%
Source: The Swarthmore, 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.