Lancaster school information

IndexLancasterPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores47%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools392,56379,221
Total private schools341,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools134067,963
The Lancaster, PA educational system consists of 39 public schools, 34 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Lancaster public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 12% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lancaster public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.7% have completed high school, 19.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Lancaster are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in Lancaster.
  • 70.1% of people in Lancaster have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.7% of people in Lancaster have completed high school.
  • 19.8% of people in Lancaster have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lancaster

IndexLancasterPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade70.1%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school68.7%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college40.5%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.2%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.8%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lampeter, PA1,43576%54%
Millersville, PA8,37075%52%
Rheems, PA1,55172%46%
Witmer, PA85570%43%
Clay, PA2,37970%41%
Lancaster, PA59,34147%5%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Whittier, CA59,31330%40%
Buckeye, AZ59,31036%27%
Casper, WY59,39746%7%
Redmond, WA59,26876%55%
Georgetown, TX59,43670%42%
Lancaster, PA59,34147%5%
Source: The Lancaster, 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.