Bedford school information

IndexBedfordPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores61%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schools41,62624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4067,963
The Bedford, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Bedford public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 15% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 24% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bedford public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.4% have completed high school, 23.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bedford are 24% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Bedford.
  • 86.7% of people in Bedford have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.4% of people in Bedford have completed high school.
  • 23.5% of people in Bedford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bedford

IndexBedfordPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.7%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school85.4%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college47.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.0%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.5%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.8%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.4%1.3%

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

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Saxton, PA76255%11%
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Stonerstown, PA41747%4%
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Everett, PA2,10338%22%
Bedford, PA2,76361%24%

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Bedford, PA2,76361%24%
Source: The Bedford, 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.