Hershey school information

IndexHersheyPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores73%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools62,56379,221
Total private schools51,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The Hershey, PA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Hershey public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 37% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Hershey public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 50.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Hershey are 48% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Hershey.
  • 90.5% of people in Hershey have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Hershey have completed high school.
  • 50.2% of people in Hershey have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hershey

IndexHersheyPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.5%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college70.7%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.2%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters23.8%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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Hershey, PA14,33873%48%
Source: The Hershey, 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.