West Chester school information

IndexWest ChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores77%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools172,56379,221
Total private schools161,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools14067,963
The West Chester, PA educational system consists of 17 public schools, 16 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. West Chester public schools have average test scores of 77% which is 45% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 57% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Chester public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.9% have completed high school, 52.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in West Chester are 57% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in West Chester.
  • 91.6% of people in West Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.9% of people in West Chester have completed high school.
  • 52.9% of people in West Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Chester

IndexWest ChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade91.6%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school90.9%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree58.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors52.9%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters17.4%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.4%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eagleville CDP (Centre County), PA42389%81%
Berwyn, PA3,22883%68%
North Star, DE7,56783%68%
Devon, PA1,88082%67%
Swarthmore, PA6,21882%67%
West Chester, PA19,43477%57%

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Alice, TX19,43962%25%
Altus, OK19,42279%60%
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Albany, CA19,42071%43%
Iselin, NJ19,41153%9%
West Chester, PA19,43477%57%
Source: The West Chester, 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.