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Philadelphia school information

Index Philadelphia Pennsylvania National
Average Test Scores29%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools3142,56379,221
Total private schools2481,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools604067,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Philadelphia are 39% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 314 public schools in Philadelphia
  • 79.9% of people in Philadelphia have completed 8th grade
  • 78.5% of people in Philadelphia have completed high school
  • 26.3% of people in Philadelphia have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Philadelphia

      Index Philadelphia Pennsylvania National
      Completed 8th grade79.9%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school78.5%85.6%83.0%
      Completed some college49.1%53.6%59.4%
      Completed associate degree31.9%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors26.3%29.3%30.3%
      Completed masters10.9%11.5%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.7%3.3%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.4%1.4%1.3%

      Philadelphia, PA School Districts

      • Philadelphia City School District

      There are a total of 314 public schools, 248 private schools and 60 post-secondary schools in Philadelphia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Philadelphia, PA schools is 29%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Philadelphia, PA, an average of 79.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Fort Washington, PA6,01389%84.9%
      Penn Wynne, PA5,76987%81.3%
      Berwyn, PA3,62186%79.9%
      Bryn Mawr, PA5,61186%78.1%
      Ardmore, PA13,56785%77.1%
      Philadelphia, PA1,581,53129%38.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      San Antonio, TX1,529,13342%13.1%
      Phoenix, AZ1,658,42239%18.6%
      San Diego, CA1,414,54551%6.9%
      Dallas, TX1,338,84645%6.3%
      San Jose, CA1,029,40948%0.7%
      Philadelphia, PA1,581,53129%38.7%
      Source: The Philadelphia, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.