Pottsville school information

IndexPottsvillePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores47%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schools41,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools34067,963
The Pottsville, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 4 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Pottsville public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 11% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pottsville public schools is 19:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.2% have completed high school, 15.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Pottsville are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Pottsville.
  • 83.2% of people in Pottsville have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.2% of people in Pottsville have completed high school.
  • 15.3% of people in Pottsville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pottsville

IndexPottsvillePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.2%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college42.2%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.7%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters6.4%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.4%1.3%

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Renningers, PA60781%64%
Friedensburg, PA88380%62%
New Ringgold, PA26370%41%
Cressona, PA1,79862%26%
Shoemakersville, PA1,32562%26%
Pottsville, PA13,95547%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Springdale, NJ13,95563%27%
Pierre, SD13,95951%4%
Sault Ste. Marie, MI13,94144%11%
Orange, CT13,94172%45%
Chippewa Falls, WI13,93948%2%
Pottsville, PA13,95547%4%
Source: The Pottsville, 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.