Avg. test scores 73%
High school dipl. 28%
Bachelors degree 70%

Reading school information

Average Test Scores27%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools272,56379,221
Total private schools221,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools84067,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Reading are 45% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Reading
  • 62.9% of people in Reading have completed 8th grade
  • 59.3% of people in Reading have completed high school
  • 9.2% of people in Reading have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Reading

      Completed 8th grade62.9%86.9%84.3%
      Completed high school59.3%85.6%83.0%
      Completed some college30.0%53.6%59.4%
      Completed associate degree14.8%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors9.2%29.3%30.3%
      Completed masters2.9%11.5%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.5%3.3%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.2%1.4%1.3%

      Reading, PA School Districts

      • Reading School District
      • Muhlenberg School District
      • Exeter Township School District

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 22 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Reading. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Reading, PA schools is 27%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Reading, PA, an average of 62.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 59.3% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Whitfield, PA4,40377%56%
      South Pottstown, PA1,98673%48%
      West Lawn, PA1,79670%41%
      Bernville, PA83369%39%
      Reamstown, PA3,66467%36%
      Reading, PA87,89927%45%

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      Nampa, ID87,89640%19%
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      Fort Smith, AR87,71227%46%
      Waukegan, IL88,15915%69%
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      Reading, PA87,89927%45%
      Source: The Reading, 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.