Altoona school information

IndexAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores51%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools162,56379,221
Total private schools111,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools64067,963
The Altoona, PA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 11 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Altoona public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 5% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Altoona public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.5% have completed high school, 17.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Altoona are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Altoona.
  • 84.3% of people in Altoona have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.5% of people in Altoona have completed high school.
  • 17.0% of people in Altoona have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Altoona

IndexAltoonaPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college40.6%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters5.4%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.4%1.3%

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

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Altoona, PA45,20951%3%

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Source: The Altoona, 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.