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51%
  • Bear Creek Community Cs
  • 2000 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre
  • Bear Creek Community CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 452
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
44%
  • James M Coughlin Jshs
  • 80 N Washington St, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 955
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
32%
  • Dr David W Kistler El School
  • 301 Old River Rd, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 915
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
27%
  • Elmer L Meyers Jshs
  • 341 Carey Ave, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 895
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
25%
  • Daniel J Flood El School
  • 565 N Washington St, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 611
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
22%
  • Dodson El School
  • 80 Jones St, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 538
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
20%
  • Heights/murray El School
  • 1 S Sherman St, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 771
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
16%
  • G A R Memorial Jshs
  • Grant & Lehigh Streets, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area SD
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 850
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
0%
  • Wilkes-barre Area Ctc
  • Po Box 1699, Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkes-Barre Area CTC
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Wilkes-Barre school information

IndexWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores26%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools32,56379,221
Total private schoolsn/a1,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools84067,963
The Wilkes-Barre, PA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Wilkes-Barre public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 51% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wilkes-Barre public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.5% have completed high school, 15.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Wilkes-Barre

IndexWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.6%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school77.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college41.5%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.7%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters5.1%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.4%1.3%

Wilkes-Barre, PA School Districts

Wilkes-Barre Area School District

There are a total of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Wilkes-Barre. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Wilkes-Barre, PA schools is 26%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Wilkes-Barre, PA, an average of 79.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Wilkes-Barre schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Wilkes-Barre, PA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dallas, PA2,78770%43%
Plymouth, PA5,86569%40%
Mountain Top, PA11,29866%35%
Pittston, PA7,66856%14%
Exeter, PA5,60555%11%
Wilkes-Barre, PA40,96426%47%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Beverly, MA40,96765%32%
Shelton, CT40,97960%22%
Edmonds, WA41,02057%15%
Mankato, MN40,90058%18%
Coram, NY40,89956%13%
Wilkes-Barre, PA40,96426%47%
Source: The Wilkes-Barre, 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.