Wilkes-Barre school information

IndexWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores64%72%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,235
Total private schoolsn/a1,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools84067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Wilkes-Barre are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Wilkes-Barre.
  • 79.1% of people in Wilkes-Barre have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Wilkes-Barre have completed high school.
  • 15.3% of people in Wilkes-Barre have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Bear Creek Community Cs2000 Bear Creek BlvdGrades: KG - 08Students: 42 · Ratio: 16:178
  • G A R Memorial JshsGrant & Lehigh StreetsGrades: 07 - 12Students: 894 · Ratio: 13:150
  • Wilkes-Barre CtcPo Box 1699Grades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Wilkes-Barre

IndexWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%86.5%83.8%
Completed high school77.6%85.0%82.4%
Completed some college42.5%52.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree22.5%35.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors15.3%28.1%29.3%
Completed masters4.2%11.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Exeter, PA5,63389%30%
Dallas, PA2,80685%24%
Harveys Lake, PA2,79585%24%
Wyoming, PA3,05783%21%
Forty Fort, PA4,18479%16%
Wilkes-Barre, PA41,20264%6%

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Urbandale, IA41,15783%22%
Woonsocket, RI41,13648%30%
Findlay, OH41,29783%22%
Linden, NJ41,05456%17%
Rohnert Park, CA41,35251%25%
Wilkes-Barre, PA41,20264%6%
Source: The Wilkes-Barre, 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.