Punxsutawney school information

IndexPunxsutawneyPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores59%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:116:116:1
Total public schools82,56379,221
Total private schools81,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The Punxsutawney, PA educational system consists of 8 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Punxsutawney public schools have average test scores of 59% which is 12% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 20% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Punxsutawney public schools is 13:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.5% have completed high school, 15.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Punxsutawney are 20% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Punxsutawney.
  • 82.7% of people in Punxsutawney have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.5% of people in Punxsutawney have completed high school.
  • 15.8% of people in Punxsutawney have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Punxsutawney

IndexPunxsutawneyPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.7%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school79.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college38.4%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.8%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters4.4%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.4%1.3%

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

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Source: The Punxsutawney, 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.