Allentown school information

IndexAllentownPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores39%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:116:116:1
Total public schools342,56379,221
Total private schools241,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools104067,963
The Allentown, PA educational system consists of 34 public schools, 24 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools. Allentown public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 26% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Allentown public schools is 19:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 73.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.8% have completed high school, 15.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Allentown are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 34 public schools in Allentown.
  • 73.9% of people in Allentown have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.8% of people in Allentown have completed high school.
  • 15.4% of people in Allentown have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Allentown

IndexAllentownPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade73.9%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school71.8%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college41.0%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.2%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.4%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Trumbauersville, PA1,00986%74%
Trexlertown, PA2,16779%60%
Coopersburg, PA2,40277%56%
Pennsburg, PA3,86877%56%
Spinnerstown, PA1,92076%54%
Allentown, PA119,62439%20%

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Vallejo, CA119,64423%53%
Evansville, IN120,15658%19%
Norman, OK118,97468%39%
Berkeley, CA118,58553%8%
Athens, GA120,81330%40%
Allentown, PA119,62439%20%
Source: The Allentown, 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.