Erie school information

IndexEriePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores40%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools482,56379,221
Total private schools311,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools124067,963
The Erie, PA educational system consists of 48 public schools, 31 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Erie public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 24% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Erie public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.7% have completed high school, 21.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Erie are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Erie.
  • 81.7% of people in Erie have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.7% of people in Erie have completed high school.
  • 21.7% of people in Erie have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Erie

IndexEriePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade81.7%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.7%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college45.6%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.7%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lake City, PA2,98471%44%
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Northwest Harborcreek, PA9,03670%41%
Waterford, PA1,42168%38%
Girard, PA3,04267%36%
Erie, PA100,15740%18%

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Erie, PA100,15740%18%
Source: The Erie, 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.