Derry school information

IndexDerryPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores62%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schools11,62624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4067,963
The Derry, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Derry public schools have average test scores of 62% which is 16% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 25% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Derry public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 20.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Derry are 25% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Derry.
  • 89.0% of people in Derry have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Derry have completed high school.
  • 20.3% of people in Derry have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Derry

IndexDerryPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college55.4%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boswell, PA1,27175%51%
Ligonier, PA1,44372%46%
New Alexandria, PA70370%41%
Greensburg, PA14,57268%38%
Southwest Greensburg, PA1,98466%34%
Derry, PA2,61462%25%

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Thornton, IL2,61427%45%
New London, OH2,61477%56%
Leadville, CO2,61412%77%
Rhinebeck, NY2,61463%27%
Mineral Point, WI2,61566%34%
Derry, PA2,61462%25%
Source: The Derry, 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.