Tower City school information

IndexTower CityPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores44%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools22,56379,221
Total private schoolsn/a1,62624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4067,963
The Tower City, PA educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Tower City public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 18% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tower City public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.1% have completed high school, 9.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Tower City are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Tower City.
  • 81.6% of people in Tower City have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.1% of people in Tower City have completed high school.
  • 9.0% of people in Tower City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tower City

IndexTower CityPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade81.6%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.1%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college33.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.1%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors9.0%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters1.3%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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Source: The Tower City, 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.