Bethlehem school information

IndexBethlehemPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores47%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools242,56379,221
Total private schools171,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools64067,963
The Bethlehem, PA educational system consists of 24 public schools, 17 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Bethlehem public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 11% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bethlehem public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.6% have completed high school, 26.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bethlehem are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Bethlehem.
  • 84.7% of people in Bethlehem have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.6% of people in Bethlehem have completed high school.
  • 26.6% of people in Bethlehem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bethlehem

IndexBethlehemPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.7%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.6%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.6%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.4%1.3%

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

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Source: The Bethlehem, 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.