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Altoona school information

Index Altoona Pennsylvania National
Average Test Scores53%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools162,56379,221
Total private schools111,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools64067,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Altoona are 11% 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

      Index Altoona Pennsylvania National
      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%

      Altoona, PA School Districts

      • Altoona Area School District

      There are a total of 16 public schools, 11 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Altoona. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Altoona, PA schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Altoona, PA, an average of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.5% have completed high school.

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      Patton, PA1,67864%32.8%
      Hollidaysburg, PA5,67564%32.8%
      Altoona, PA43,66953%11.4%

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      Altoona, PA43,66953%11.4%
      Source: The Altoona, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.