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State of Pennsylvania Summary

There are 706 districts, 3,181 public schools, and 162 charter schools in Pennsylvania serving 1,771,395 students. Financially the state of Pennsylvania spends approximately $15,153 per student. There are 124,646 full-time teachers receiving a total of $9,318,410,119 in salaries and $3,381,178,073 in total benefits. 595,372 students receive a free lunch and 101,159 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 706
Total Schools: 3,181
Charter Schools: 162
Full-time Teachers: 124,646
Total Students: 1,771,395
LEP / ELL Students: 47,218
IEP Students: 295,077
Freshman Graduation Rate: 84%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 595,372
Reduced Lunch: 101,159
Revenue Per Student: $15,153
Salaries: $9,318,410,119
Employee Benefits: $3,381,178,073

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Pennsylvania Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 76.70%
Grade 4 Reading 66.10%
Elementary School Science 78.00%
Grade 8 Math 73.10%
Grade 8 Reading 76.90%
Middle School Science 59.60%
High School Math 63.70%
High School Reading 75.00%
High School Science 45.10%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.