Scranton school information

IndexScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores35%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools202,56379,221
Total private schools241,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools84067,963
The Scranton, PA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 24 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Scranton public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 33% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 28% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Scranton public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.3% have completed high school, 21.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Scranton are 28% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Scranton.
  • 81.3% of people in Scranton have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.3% of people in Scranton have completed high school.
  • 21.6% of people in Scranton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Scranton

IndexScrantonPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade81.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.3%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college46.3%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.6%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.4%1.3%

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

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Clarks Summit, PA5,04171%43%
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Dalton, PA1,28167%36%
Chinchilla, PA2,23965%31%
Scranton, PA76,38035%28%

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Source: The Scranton, 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.