Avg. test scores 18%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 49%
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Allentown school information

Average Test Scores39%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio19:116:116:1
Total public schools342,56379,221
Total private schools241,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools104067,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Allentown are 18% 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

      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%

      Allentown, PA School Districts

      • Allentown City School District
      • Salisbury Township School District
      • Parkland School District

      There are a total of 34 public schools, 24 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools in Allentown. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Allentown, PA schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Allentown, PA, an average of 73.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 71.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Breinigsville, PA5,37881%68.3%
      Coplay, PA3,23280%65.2%
      Coopersburg, PA2,40277%60.0%
      Pennsburg, PA3,86875%55.9%
      Nazareth, PA5,70372%49.6%
      Allentown, PA119,62439%18.4%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Evansville, IN120,15642%12.3%
      Norman, OK118,97438%21.5%
      Athens, GA120,81333%30.9%
      Ann Arbor, MI118,08762%28.8%
      Beaumont, TX117,72932%33.5%
      Allentown, PA119,62439%18.4%
      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.