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Avg. test scores 2%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 34%

Pittsburgh school information

IndexPittsburghPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores48%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools1852,56379,221
Total private schools1171,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools414067,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Pittsburgh are 2% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 185 public schools in Pittsburgh
  • 87.5% of people in Pittsburgh have completed 8th grade
  • 86.9% of people in Pittsburgh have completed high school
  • 40.7% of people in Pittsburgh have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Pittsburgh, PA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Pittsburgh

      IndexPittsburghPennsylvaniaNational
      Completed 8th grade87.5%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school86.9%85.6%83.0%
      Completed some college64.4%53.6%59.4%
      Completed associate degree48.6%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors40.7%29.3%30.3%
      Completed masters19.4%11.5%11.5%
      Completed professional degree7.4%3.3%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.6%1.4%1.3%

      Pittsburgh, PA School Districts

      • Pittsburgh School District
      • Avonworth School District
      • North Allegheny School District
      • Chartiers Valley School District
      • Fox Chapel Area School District
      • Mt. Lebanon School District
      • Keystone Oaks School District
      • Penn Hills School District
      • Shaler Area School District
      • North Hills School District
      • Woodland Hills School District

      There are a total of 185 public schools, 117 private schools and 41 post-secondary schools in Pittsburgh. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Pittsburgh, PA schools is 48%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Pittsburgh, PA, an average of 87.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      McDonald, PA2,12787%77%
      McMurray, PA4,90987%76%
      Upper St. Clair, PA19,52181%64%
      Muse, PA2,70580%62%
      Leetsdale, PA1,28780%62%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Stockton, CA301,44329%41%
      Anchorage, AK299,32138%22%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
      Cincinnati, OH298,01156%15%
      St. Paul, MN297,16038%23%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%
      Source: The Pittsburgh, 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.