Tamaqua school information

IndexTamaquaPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores54%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools42,56379,221
Total private schools31,62624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4067,963
The Tamaqua, PA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Tamaqua 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 Tamaqua public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.8% have completed high school, 12.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Tamaqua are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Tamaqua.
  • 78.2% of people in Tamaqua have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.8% of people in Tamaqua have completed high school.
  • 12.5% of people in Tamaqua have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tamaqua

IndexTamaquaPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.2%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college40.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.5%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters3.3%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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New Tripoli, PA77165%32%
Weatherly, PA2,59564%29%
Tamaqua, PA6,90154%9%

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Scappoose, OR6,90148%3%
Roslyn Heights, NY6,89981%65%
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Tamaqua, PA6,90154%9%
Source: The Tamaqua, 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.