How to Become a Teacher in Pennsylvania

Teaching is one of the most powerful ways to affect change in the world. Indeed, teaching is a way to contribute to those you teach and everyone they touch. The following steps will help guide your journey toward becoming a teacher in the state of Pennsylvania.

Choose What You Want to Teach

First, you need to consider in which setting you would like to teach. For example, would you like to see yourself teaching in elementary, middle, or high school? Would you like to be in special education? If you have a passion for a specific subject, you should consider becoming a high school or middle school teacher. If you prefer to teach multiple subjects, you can consider becoming an elementary school teacher. Answering these questions from early on will help you stay on the right pathway.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the basic education requirement for becoming a teacher is obtaining a Bachelor's Degree and completing a teacher preparation program. The degree may be obtained before one is admitted to a state-approved teacher education program or as a part of such a program. Or, if one is seeking to teach in a vocational subject area, one must have two years of full-time wage earning experience in the area of the certificate requested.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher preparation or education programs should be accredited by the newest accrediting agent, CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation). Former accrediting agencies were National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

As mentioned earlier, this step can occur while obtaining a Bachelor's Degree if you are in a "blended" program, but it can be completed on its own as well through alternative programs.

In addition to having a Bachelor's Degree and completion of a teacher education program, a 3.0 GPA is required to seek a teaching certificate in Pennsylvania.

Teacher preparation programs usually include fieldwork in a classroom as well as a set curriculum at your college or university. The classes you will take generally cover pedagogy, methodology of teaching, differentiated instructional strategies, and effective classroom management practices. Your courses may also explore typical developmental stages for students of varying ages. The fieldwork aspect generally consists of classroom observations and student teaching or interning. As a student teacher, you will work with a master teacher to develop and deliver lessons to students over a set period of time.

Alternative Teacher Certification in Pennsylvania

There are other paths to becoming a teacher in Pennsylvania besides the traditional one detailed already.

Teacher Intern Certification Program

You may be able to obtain your Pennsylvania teaching certificate through a Teacher Intern Certification Program provided that you already possess a Bachelor's Degree. Requirements for this route may be found on the Intern Certification section of the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website. A list of the state-approved Teacher Intern Certification Programs is offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)

In addition, you may obtain a teaching certificate by holding a Passport of Teaching credential from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE). IF this applies to you, you may be eligible for a Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate. As of February 5, 2015, the qualifying subject areas ares are secondary English, secondary mathematics, secondary general sciences, secondary physics, secondary chemistry, or secondary biology.

Once the ABCTE Passport certificate is earned, the candidate will be able to apply for a Pennsylvania Temporary Teaching Permit (TTP). This permit will be valid for one calendar year and can be obtained through the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher The TTP will allow the candidate to teach in a public school under a "mentoring" program. The mentoring program requires that the candidate is placed in a full-time classroom in the certification area.

Pass the Required Tests for Pennsylvania

The next step to becoming a teacher in Pennsylvania is passing the required tests. One must pass the certification tests based on which type of certificate they are seeking. Available ones in Pennsylvania include:

  • Instructional I Certificate
  • Educational Specialist Certificate
  • Administrative Certificate
  • Vocational Certificates
  • Instructional Add-Ons

See here for the Testing Requirements by Certificate Type. For initial Pennsylvania K-12 certification, you must take the following tests:

  • PAPA*: Reading Writing, Mathematics
  • Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
  • Appropriate content area tests (Praxis II)

Additional details on certification testing requirements are provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Apply for your Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

Application Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all potential Pennsylvania educators apply for a certificate through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). There are several forms that must be submitted during this process, including official transcripts and passing test scores.

Contact Information

Pennsylvania Department of Education
School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 728-3224

Find a Teaching Job in Pennsylvania

Now you are ready to find a job at a school in Pennsylvania! You have the power to change the lives of students as you help them reach their potential.

Public Schools

Pennsylvania is currently experiencing a shortage of teachers certified to teach languages, math, sciences, and special education. School districts in the state are responsible for posting individual job postings on their independent job sites as required. Applicants should apply to the district directly. The Department website does link to several third party sites for job listings such as: 50 States' K-12 Job Opportunities, Pennsylvania School Boards Association Professional Vacancy List, SchoolSpring.com, and Teach Philadelphia and Teachers-Teachers.com.

Labor Unions for Teachers in Pennsylvania

Upon being hired, teachers may join a labor union such as the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) or the AFT Pennsylvania chapter. There are also alternative affiliations that teachers can join, such as the Keystone Teachers Association (KEYTA).

Retirement Benefits

Finally, upon retirement, teachers can withdraw their contributions to the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) on a monthly basis. Working teachers can track their mandatory contributions through PSERS' web portal.

Private Schools

Teachers may wish to work outside the public school system, in which case, applying to any of the state's 2,111 private schools is advised. Teachers should know that compensation, advancement, and benefits in private schools can vary greatly from what the public system offers. Although the state does not require private schools to hire only certified teachers, many private schools prefer to do so.

Teacher Shortage in Pennsylvania by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in Pennsylvania has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Chemistry
  • English as a Second Language
  • Hearing Impaired (Pre-Kindergarten

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in Pennsylvania by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers903
Kindergarten Teachers4,932
Elementary Teachers52,933
Middle & High School Teachers54,682
Ungraded Class Teachers9,696

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 2,070 private schools with an estimated 19,300 private school teachers in Pennsylvania. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers9,623
Middle & High School Teachers3,489
Combined K-12 School Teachers6,162

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

Research and anecdotal data show that highly effective teachers are those that engage in ongoing, relevant, and high quality professional development. In fact, every state has professional development guidelines that ensure that teachers complete a minimum number of hours for professional development in order to renew their teaching license.

Commonly, educators may choose professional development opportunities in the following broad categories - integration of subject matter in the classroom, strategies for teaching diverse student populations, assessment and evaluation, school support and administrator roles, and self-reflection. In addition to boosting student achievement, teachers who engage in professional development more often fulfill their career and salary goals too.

Professional Development in Pennsylvania

In the state of Pennsylvania, the state department of education has mandated that all educators must earn six credits of collegiate study, six credits of approved continuing professional education courses, or 180 hours of continuing professional education programs every five years in order to maintain current status as a practicing teacher. Teachers that have further questions regarding this process are welcome to contact their school district representative or their administrator.

Employment and Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania

New teachers in Pennsylvania make $41,901 per year which is above the average per capita salary across the state. Even with this very competitive wage, there are still teacher shortages in many subject areas, and across preschool, elementary and high school levels. Teachers are encouraged to become certified in a shortage area, and to apply to high-enrolment districts like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Central Bucks School Districts.

Total Employed

56,250

Salary Range

$46,320 - $88,100

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $46,320 to $88,100 a year in Pennsylvania. There are around fifty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia16,490$63,320
Pittsburgh10,820$58,020
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton4,880$62,090
Harrisburg, Carlisle2,870$57,440
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre2,390$58,780
York, Hanover1,900$65,420
Reading1,610$59,330
Lancaster1,450$58,200
Erie1,140$56,180
Williamsport660$62,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

4,690

Salary Range

$53,260 - $116,210

English teachers have a salary range between $53,260 to $116,210 a year in Pennsylvania, with over 4,690 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,740$73,100
Pittsburgh950$79,460
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton260$68,700
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre230$76,970
Erie140-
Reading120$71,360
Lancaster100$69,880
Johnstown50$69,100
Harrisburg, Carlisle-$73,890

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

53,310

Salary Range

$48,830 - $87,810

As a high school teacher in Pennsylvania you can expect to make between $48,830 - $87,810. There are around fifty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia18,570$65,710
Pittsburgh9,510$60,320
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton3,450$59,710
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre2,710$59,400
Reading2,470$62,860
Harrisburg, Carlisle1,810$57,810
Lancaster1,740$59,890
York, Hanover1,640$66,780
Lebanon570$59,070
Johnstown500$57,130

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

1,430

Salary Range

$58,200 - $126,260

In Pennsylvania, a history teacher's salary may range from $58,200 to $126,260. There are around a thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia490$87,720
Pittsburgh320$77,650
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton110$73,150
Harrisburg, Carlisle80$79,780
Erie40-
Lancaster30$70,290
Reading30$78,480

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

5,640

Salary Range

$42,740 - $81,480

Kindergarten teachers in Pennsylvania, can earn between $42,740 to $81,480 a year. There are around five thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,450$56,960
Pittsburgh1,260$55,540
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton380$55,230
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre370$55,750
York, Hanover210$58,090
Lancaster180$46,940
Harrisburg, Carlisle180$50,930
Reading180$57,930
Johnstown140$53,240
Altoona80$57,610

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

141,500

Salary Range

$42,740 - $118,050

As a math teacher in Pennsylvania you can expect to make between $42,740 - $118,050. Pennsylvania is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,030$83,840
Pittsburgh550$77,490
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton230$76,250
Harrisburg, Carlisle180$78,340
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre130$83,640
Reading90$68,260
Lancaster70$76,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

8,150

Salary Range

$18,170 - $63,140

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $18,170 to $63,140 a year in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is home to about eight thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia2,430$36,950
Pittsburgh1,270$37,450
Lancaster780$22,990
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton540$39,150
Reading360$31,600
Harrisburg, Carlisle300$40,350
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre290$29,310
Erie240$29,860
State College180$33,400
Johnstown80$34,440

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

13,580

Salary Range

$21,110 - $38,480

In Pennsylvania, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $21,110 to $38,480, with over 13,580 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia4,960$28,670
Pittsburgh3,390$26,340
Harrisburg, Carlisle920$25,450
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton640$26,280
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre420$25,420
Reading410$32,640
York, Hanover350$30,530
Lancaster310$31,240
Erie260$29,830
Johnstown200$22,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

9,950

Salary Range

$33,840 - $136,640

As a school administrator in Pennsylvania you can expect to make between $33,840 - $136,640. Pennsylvania is home to about nine thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,010$45,780
Pittsburgh310$46,260
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton110$42,560
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre90$40,970
Harrisburg, Carlisle80$41,200
Lancaster50$46,820
Reading40$66,920
York, Hanover40$45,680
Erie-$40,770
State College-$32,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia2,510$110,970
Pittsburgh1,350$94,860
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton520$99,880
Harrisburg, Carlisle390$91,230
Reading300$96,710
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre290$94,310
Lancaster270$86,460
York, Hanover260$102,400
Erie210$82,230
State College110$95,180

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

11,010

Salary Range

$40,580 - $82,620

School counselors in Pennsylvania, can earn between $40,580 to $82,620 a year, with over 11,010 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia4,340$55,700
Pittsburgh2,030$50,750
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton600$59,900
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre490$48,210
Harrisburg, Carlisle400$55,210
York, Hanover320$60,590
Lancaster300$59,600
Erie280$48,060
State College260$52,120
Reading250$53,410

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

5,730

Salary Range

$41,410 - $85,710

School librarians have a salary range between $41,410 to $85,710 a year in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is home to about five thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,890$61,350
Pittsburgh1,440$50,580
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton310$64,180
Harrisburg, Carlisle270$53,910
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre260$49,030
Reading160$54,500
Lancaster140$59,210
York, Hanover110$62,840
Erie90$53,870
Johnstown80$49,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

21,900

Salary Range

$40,300 - $92,870

In Pennsylvania, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,300 to $92,870. Pennsylvania is home to about twenty one thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Reading110$53,750
Pittsburgh70$44,370
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton-$62,340
Philadelphia-$47,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia3,350$65,270
Pittsburgh1,510$55,250
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton760$60,910
Harrisburg, Carlisle490$54,560
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre330$57,380
York, Hanover300$72,060
Erie210-
Lancaster200$58,180
Reading130$60,200
Williamsport100$62,370

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia1,220$72,170
Pittsburgh630$60,880
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton260$68,450
Harrisburg, Carlisle180$56,430
Lancaster160$65,680
Reading130$58,940
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre80$62,930
York, Hanover70$59,780
Johnstown70$64,430
Lebanon60$70,600

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia3,580$68,320
Pittsburgh1,000$59,900
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton560$65,610
Harrisburg, Carlisle270$55,390
Lancaster270$57,030
Reading270$63,930
York, Hanover200$65,140
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre170$57,990
State College90$60,440
Lebanon70$59,950

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

18,090

Salary Range

$22,420 - $37,540

In Pennsylvania, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $22,420 to $37,540. Pennsylvania is home to about eighteen thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia5,520$31,800
Pittsburgh2,820$27,490
Lancaster1,760$20,640
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton770$30,190
Harrisburg, Carlisle740$27,130
York, Hanover520$27,940
Erie400$23,440
Altoona230$26,480
Lebanon190$33,970
Johnstown40$31,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

44,690

Salary Range

$19,440 - $34,740

In Pennsylvania, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $19,440 to $34,740. There are around forty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Philadelphia14,660$26,860
Pittsburgh7,210$23,970
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton4,050$24,400
York, Hanover2,330$23,900
Harrisburg, Carlisle1,880$24,310
Lancaster1,870$24,720
Scranton, Wilkes, Barre1,700$26,320
Reading1,630$25,010
Erie1,100$20,800
State College680$20,080

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in Pennsylvania

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in Pennsylvania that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 342 school districts in Pennsylvania were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.78
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 95.23

Garnet Valley School District is located in Delaware County. The publically funded district offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for about 4900 students enrolled throughout five schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 13:1, which enables Garnet Valley School District administrators and staff members to provide every student with an education foundation which will enable them to realize their full potential interests and abilities. Learn more by visiting the Garnet Valley School District website at garnetvalleyschools.com.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 99.89
% Proficiency Score: 87.21

Located just outside Chestnut Hill, Springfield Township School District operates 4 schools that offer instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 and have a total enrollment of about 2220 students. The district employs about 165 classroom teachers which create a ratio of approximately 13 students per teacher. Springfield Schools are committed to creating a positive and caring environment for each pupil to develop their academic potential.. Learn more by visiting the School District of Springfield Township website at sdst.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 82.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 87.85
% Proficiency Score: 91.48

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania in the community of State College is State College Area School District. Home to elementary, middle and high schools, State College Area schools enroll 6900 students each year. The district employs over 530 classroom teachers, which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. State College Area School District aims to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education. Learn more by visiting the State College Area School District website at scasd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 86.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.7
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 88.97
% Proficiency Score: 91.47

With administrative offices in Montgomery County , the Hatboro-Horsham School District operates eight public schools that offer instruction to about 5000 students. The district employs about 360 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 14 students per teacher, Hatboro-Horsham schools views everyone as a "Champion of Learning." . Learn more by visiting the Hatboro-Horsham School District website at hatboro-horsham.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 86.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 98.54
% Proficiency Score: 84.57

Located in Willow Grove, a community in Philadelphia's northern suburbs, Upper Moreland Township School District has enrollment of over 3000 students for its 4 schools. Schools in the district offer instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 and employs over 200 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 15:1. The Upper Moreland Township School District is an educational institution "where all students have the opportunity to learn and grow". Learn more by visiting the Upper Moreland Township School District website at umtsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.35
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.27
% Proficiency Score: 90.96

Located in the community of Kintnersville near the Delaware River, Palisades School District serves Bridgeton, Durham, Nockamixon, Springfield, and Tinicum Townships. The district offers education in elementary, middle and high school levels with over 1750 students enrolled. With about 145 teachers employed, there is ratio of about 12 students for each teacher. Palisades District Schools are educating students who are inspired to lead and prepared to succeed. Learn more by visiting the Palisades School District website at palisadessd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 85.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.32
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 90.91
% Proficiency Score: 78.71

Located in Delaware County within ten minutes of Center City, the Interboro School District is academic home to over 3500 students and employs about 265 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1, the district's 6 public schools provide a challenging and supportive environment for all students to succeed academically. Learn more by visiting the Interboro School District website at interborosd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.81
% Proficiency Score: 78.7

Located in Jefferson County, Punxsutawney Area School District has 8 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 2250 students and employs 180 classroom teachers to meet student need. With a classroom ratio of about 13:1, Punxsutawney Area School District is committed to preparing students for the future . Learn more by visiting the Punxsutawney Area School District website at punxsy.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.47
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.31
% Proficiency Score: 97.35

Located in the community of Wayne, Radnor Township School District offers K-12 instruction to about 3600 students. With over 280 classroom teachers employed by its 5 schools, there is a ratio of around 12 students for each teacher. Radnor Township School District asserts it is consistently recognized as one of the finest school districts in the nation. Learn more by visiting the Radnor Township School District website at rtsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 91.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.49
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.26
% Proficiency Score: 81.35

Located in northwestern Berks County, Tulpehocken Area School District offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for about 1500 students enrolled throughout its three schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 12:1. Tulpehocken Area School District school administrators and staff believe the learning process must be flexible enough to reach all students regardless of their abilities allowing each student to reach his/her full potential. Learn more by visiting the Tulpehocken Area School District website at tulpehocken.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.6
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.47
% Proficiency Score: 86.69

Located Denver, Pennsylvania, Cocalico School District offers education to students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district operates three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Employing over 230 teachers for their 3100 students, a classroom ratio of 13:1 is created. Cocalico Schools ensure all students will be empowered to achieve their fullest potential. Learn more by visiting the Cocalico School District website at sites.google.com.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 81.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 81.3
% Proficiency Score: 96.28

Located in Chester County, Tredyffrin-Easttown School District serves students from the townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown. The district operates 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one high school. Employing over 400 teachers for their 6400 students, a classroom ratio of 16:1 is created. Lower Merion schools' staff aim to inspire a passion for learning, personal integrity, the pursuit of excellence, and social responsibility in each student. Learn more by visiting the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District website at tesd.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 90.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.24
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.32
% Proficiency Score: 98.94

Known as the Mushroom Capital of the World, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is located in Chester County. The district offers instruction in Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a total enrollment of more than 4000 students in its 6 schools. With a classroom ratio of 14:1, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District aims to empower each to succeed in life and contribute to society. Learn more by visiting the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District website at ucfsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 93.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.08
% Proficiency Score: 89.91

Located in Newton Square, Marple Newton School District serves Newtown Township and Marple Township. This school district operates 6 schools that offer instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a total enrollment of over 3300 students. The district employs over 300 classroom teachers which create a ratio of about 11 students per teacher. MArple Newton schools aim to provide educational opportunities for students in an effective learning environment . Learn more by visiting the Marple Newtown School District website at mnsd.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.37
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 84.1
% Proficiency Score: 79.24

Lying between Scranton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Pleasant Valley School District is an integral part of Monroe County. The district operates 5 schools and is home for more than 5,000 public elementary, middle and secondary students. With a teaching staff of almost 400, the district has a classroom ratio of about 13:1, which ensures that the district pursues excellence in education as a community. Learn more by visiting the Pleasant Valley School District website at pvbears.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.86
% Proficiency Score: 97.35

Located on the west side of Philadelphia, Lower Merion School District has six elementary schools , two middle schools and two high schools. Enrollment stands at over 7800 student and the district employs about 645 classroom teachers. With ratio of about 12:1, Lower Merion School District creates an environment designed to fulfill the individual learning needs and aspirations of each student. Learn more by visiting the Lower Merion High School website at lmsd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 91.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.39
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 91.73
% Proficiency Score: 78.73

Located in Allentown along the Lehigh River, Salisbury Township School District operates four public schools- two elementary, one middle and one high school. The district has an enrollment of about 1600 students and employs over 105 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a classroom ratio of about 15:1, Salisbury Township schools challenge all students with a curriculum that stimulates personal growth and lifelong learning. Learn more by visiting the Salisbury Township School District website at stsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.68
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.47
% Proficiency Score: 94.14

Located on the shore of the Delaware River, the New Hope-Solebury School District is home to over 1,500 students throughout its 4 elementary, middle and high schools. With more than 100 classroom teachers employed to instruct students from K - 12, the district has a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. New Hope-Solebury schools are committed to excellence, and strive to empower and inspire each student. Learn more by visiting the New Hope-Solebury School District website at nhsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.13
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 90.62
% Proficiency Score: 81.92

Nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the Tyrone Area School District operates 3 public schools that offer instruction students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district has over 1900 students and employs about 120 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of approximately 16 students per teacher, Tyrone Area schools offer "progressive educational opportunities that empower students to be responsible citizens and life-long learners." Learn more by visiting the Tyrone Area School District website at tyrone.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 77.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.81
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.47
% Proficiency Score: 95.76

Located just west of Philadelphia, Rose Tree Media Public School District has a total of 6 school sites serving its over 3700 students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. With about 295 classroom teachers employed to meet student need, a ratio of 16:1 is created. Rose Tree Media School District promises "excellence today fro tomorrow". Learn more by visiting the Rose Tree Media School District website at rtmsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 90.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 90.95
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.03
% Proficiency Score: 84.05

Located in Berks County, Kutztown Area School District has an enrollment of about 1500 students for its 5 schools. Schools in the district offer instruction from Kindergarten through grade 12 and employs over 120 classroom teachers, for a ratio of 13 students for each teacher. Schools in Kutztown Area School district aim to maximize potential, embrace change and create the future. Learn more by visiting the Kutztown Area School District website at kasd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 79.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.54
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 84.59
% Proficiency Score: 77.68

Headquartered in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Pottsgrove School District is a public K - 12 school district serving more than 3,100 students in Montgomery County. Employing more than 200 classroom teachers throughout its 5 schools, Pottsgrove reports a classroom ratio of about 14:1, ensuring that its teachers, administrators and other staff members are committed to helping students soar to excellence. Learn more by visiting the Pottsgrove School District website at pgsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 73.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.18
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 92.83
% Proficiency Score: 76.56

One pf Pennsylvania's largest school districts, the Altoona School District is academic home to over 8000 students and employs over 510 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 16:1, the district's 13 schools, Altoona Area School District has established a reputation for innovation and excellence. Learn more by visiting the Altoona Area School District website at aasdcat.com.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 72.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.13
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 82.21
% Proficiency Score: 86.16

Located in Berks County southeast of Reading, Exeter Township School District has a total of 6 school sites serving its 4100 students at the elementary, junior high school and high school levels. With over 275 classroom teachers employed to meet student need, a ratio of 15:1 is created. Exeter Township schools will enable all students to fully develop their minds and their character to become successful, productive citizens in a constantly changing world. Learn more by visiting the Exeter Township School District website at exeter.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.45
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 72
% Proficiency Score: 87.76

Lower Dauphin School District is located in Dauphin County between Harrisburg and Hershey. The district offers instruction in Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a total enrollment of more than 3700 students in its 8 schools. With a classroom ratio of 13:1, Lower dauphin schools assert that graduates will take their place in a global society as productive and responsible citizens and lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Lower Dauphin School District website at ldsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.78
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.87
% Proficiency Score: 96.28

Located in Maple Glen in Montgomery County, Upper Dublin School District offers instruction to about 4300 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With over 315 classroom teachers employed by its 6 schools, there is a ratio of around 14 students for each teacher. Upper Dublin schools are committed to providing a system of education that will offer equal educational opportunities consistent with available resources. Learn more by visiting the Upper Dublin School District website at udsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 90.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.47
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 72.71
% Proficiency Score: 93.62

Located in Chester County, Downington Area School District offers instruction to around 11,900 students in grades Kindergarten to 12. Its sites include elementary, middle and high schools. With over 800 teachers employed, the district maintains a ratio of 15:1. Downington Area School District states it will educate all students to meet the challenges of a global society by providing an individually responsive learning environment . Learn more by visiting the Downingtown Area School District website at dasd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 88.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.18
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.46
% Proficiency Score: 79.77

Publically funded, Pennsylvania's Big Spring School District serves the community of Newville as well as surrounding portions of Cumberland County. The publicly funded K - 12 district operates 5 elementary, middle and high schools, and enrolls over 2,600 students. With more than 200 classroom teachers employed by the district, the classroom ratio is about 13:1. Big Spring teachers and staff are dedicated to building the successes of each student. Learn more by visiting the Big Spring School District website at pennsbury.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 74.2
% Proficiency Score: 91.49

Located in West Lawn in Berks County, Wilson Military Academy has 12 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 5900 students and employs about 400 classroom teachers to meet student need and create a classroom ratio of 15:1. Military schools in Pennsylvania make sure that they integrate military training with both physical and moral development. Learn more by visiting the Wilson Military Academy website at wilsonsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 86.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.88
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.58
% Proficiency Score: 82.42

Located in the northern portion of Centre County, Bald Eagle Area School District offers instruction to around 1825 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Its 5 schools include elementary, junior high and high schools. With over 140 teachers employed, the district maintains a ratio of 13:1. Bald Eagle Area School District commits to providing all students with academically-challenging educational experiences and opportunities. Learn more by visiting the Bald Eagle Area School District website at beasd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 77.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.85
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.95
% Proficiency Score: 87.24

Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pennsbury School District is headquartered in Fallsington. Operating 15 elementary, middle and secondary schools, the district is home to more than 10,000 students from K to grade 12. The district's more than 750 classroom teachers create a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1, ensuring that Pennsbury remains a national school district of character. Learn more by visiting the Pennsbury School District website at pennsbury.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 82.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.47
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.16
% Proficiency Score: 94.69

Located Collegeville is Perkiomen Valley School District which serves Perkiomen, Skippack and Lower Frederick, and the boroughs of Trappe, Collegeville and Schwenksville. Home to 7 schools - four elementary, two middle and one high school- this district enrols about 5900 students each year. Perkiomen Valley schools' students are "learners today, leaders tomorrow." Learn more by visiting the Perkiomen Valley School District website at pvsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.53
% Proficiency Score: 90.42

Found just south of Pittsburgh in Bethel Park, Bethel Park School District operates 8 public schools- five elementary, two middle and one high school. The district employs about 350 classroom teachers to instruct over 4300 students from Kindergarten to grade 12, which creates a classroom ratio of about 12:1. Bethel park schools challenges all students to reach their potential. Learn more by visiting the Bethel Park School District website at bpsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.54
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.22
% Proficiency Score: 94.14

Located in Montgomery County, the Wissahickon School district serves Ambler, and the townships of Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain. The district offers instruction to about 4450 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Employing about 340 teachers in its 7 schools, the district has a student -teacher ratio of approximately 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Wissahickon High School website at wsdweb.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 86.04
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.09
% Proficiency Score: 81.38

Publically funded, Wallenpaupack Area School District is headquartered in the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The district operates 5 schools that employ over 280 classroom teachers to instruct 3500 students. With programming from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, Wallenpaupack Area School District believes all students are entitled to an environment of learning that is safe, healthy and challenging. Learn more by visiting the Wallenpaupack Area School District website at wallenpaupack.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.59
% Proficiency Score: 87.76

Located in the community of Northeast, Pennsylvania, North East School District operates 4 elementary, middle and high schools throughout its portion of Erie County. With over 100 classroom teachers to educate its more than 1,600 K - 12 students, North East schools have a classroom ratio of about 15:1. The district's personnel are committed to challenging, empowering, and engaging all students. Learn more by visiting the North East School District website at nesd1.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.75
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.56
% Proficiency Score: 89.88

Found in Abington Township in Montgomery County, Abington Heights School District operates 6 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district employs about 230 classroom teachers to instruct over 3300 students from Kindergarten to grade 12, which creates a classroom ratio of about 14:1. Abington Heights schools are "educating students to be inquisitive, independent, literate, culturally aware, lifelong learners." Learn more by visiting the Abington Heights School District website at ahsd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.23
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.75
% Proficiency Score: 92

Located in Lehigh County, Southern Lehigh School District has 3 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, one middle schools and one high school. Enrollment stands at over 3000 students and the district employs about 200 classroom teachers. With ratio of about 15:1, Southern Lehigh schools are "educating today’s learner for tomorrow’s opportunities". Learn more by visiting the Southern LeHigh School District website at slsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.59
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 74.22
% Proficiency Score: 86.16

With administrative offices in Albion, Pennsylvania, Erie County's Northwestern School District operates 4 schools throughout the area. The district has a total enrolment of more than 1,400 students and employs more than 100 classroom teachers, which gives students a ratio of about 14:1. Northwestern SD teachers and staff are committed to helping each student grow to experience their full academic potential. Learn more by visiting the Northwestern Community Unit School District - CUSD 2 website at nwsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.35
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 79.46
% Proficiency Score: 76.01

Located northwest of the community of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Berwick Area School District is an integral part of Luzerne County. The district operates 6 elementary, middle and secondary schools to serve its more than 2,900 PK-12 public school students. With more than 200 classroom teachers employed throughout the district, Berwick Area schools report a ratio of about 14:1. Berwick teachers and support staff committed to educating students in a safe and supportive school environment. Learn more by visiting the Berwick Area School District website at berwicksd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 71.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.64
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.91
% Proficiency Score: 79.26

Part of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Grove City Area School District is an integral part of the communities it serves. With 6 elementary, middle and secondary schools, the district has an enrolment of more than 2,500 K - 12 public school students. The district employs about 180 classroom teachers, and operates at a ratio of approximately 14 students per teacher. Grove City Area schools are dedicated to uniting students' talents with their passion. Learn more by visiting the Grove City Area School District website at grovecity.k12.pa.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.73
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.56
% Proficiency Score: 90.42

With administrative offices in the borough of Newtown in Bucks County, the Council Rock School District operates 15 public schools that offer instruction to about 11,500 students. The district employs over 810 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 14 students per teacher, Council Rock schools commit to "success fro every student, every day". Learn more by visiting the Council Rock School District website at crsd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.96
% Proficiency Score: 88.82

Headquartered in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Bucks County's Pennridge School District operates 11 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the area and enrolls more than 7,000 public school students. Employing more than 450 classroom teachers, the district reports a ratio of about 16 students per teacher. Pennridge teachers are dedicated to helping students become proud, principled and prepared. Learn more by visiting the Pennridge School District website at sites.google.com.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 83.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.69
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.59
% Proficiency Score: 92.03

Located southeast of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lampeter-Strasburg School District is home to more than 3,000 public school students from kindergarten to grade 12. The district's 5 elementary, middle and high schools employ almost 200 classroom teachers, and provide students with a ratio of about 16:1. Lampeter-Strasburg schools are proud to provide learning opportunities for each student's unique needs and abilities. Learn more by visiting the Lampeter-Strasburg School District website at l-spioneers.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.69
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.16
% Proficiency Score: 90.95

Located in Lansdale in Montgomery County, North Penn School District has 17 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 12,650 students and employs about 865 classroom teachers to meet student need. With a classroom ratio of about 17:1, North Penn schools aim for their students to dream big and achieve greatness. Learn more by visiting the North Penn School District website at npenn.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 85.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.18
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.61
% Proficiency Score: 84.54

Located in Luzerne County in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania, Warrior Run School District is a public K-12 school district operating 4 schools within the suburban community. With enrolment of more than 1,500, the district employs more than 120 classroom teachers to provide students with a ratio of about 13:1 in the classroom. Warrior Run learning communities are committed to providing a sound educational program in a safe environment. Learn more by visiting the Warrior Run School District website at wrsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.47
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.88
% Proficiency Score: 89.9

With administrative offices in Milford, Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley School District operates 7 public elementary, middle and high schools throughout Pike County. With enrolment totalling more than 4,800 students from PK - 12, the district employs more than 300 classroom teachers to give students a learning ratio of about 14:1. Delaware staff members are committed to educating students for life's journey. Learn more by visiting the Delaware Valley School District website at dvsd.schoolwires.net.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.61
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.67
% Proficiency Score: 94.67

Publically funded, Colonial School District is headquartered in the community of Plymouth Meeting, in Montgomery County. The district operates seven schools that employ over 355 classroom teachers to instruct about 4700 students. With programming from Kindergarten to grade 12, Colonial School District aims to graduate citizens who are able and committed to fulfilling their potential and maximizing their contribution to society. Learn more by visiting the Colonial School District (Pennsylvania) website at colonialsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.54
% Proficiency Score: 90.94

Located in Mechanicsburg just west of Harrisburg, Cumberland Valley School District is located in Cumberland County. The publically funded district offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for about 8050 students enrolled throughout its 10 schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 16:1, which enables Cumberland Valley school administrators and staff members are preparing students to be innovative, productive citizens in an interconnected world. Learn more by visiting the Cumberland Valley School District website at cvschools.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 85.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.23
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.62
% Proficiency Score: 88.83

Located in the eastern suburbs of Scranton, Pennsylvania, north of Wilkes-Barre, Dallas School District plays an important role in the communities of Luzerne County. With 4 schools enrolling 2,600 K-12 public school students, the district employs more than 150 classroom teachers which provide a student-teacher ratio of 16:1. Dallas schools are dedicated to providing students with a world-class education in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more by visiting the Dallas School District website at dallassd.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 83.5 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in Pennsylvania

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 North Hills School District630176.86
#52 Carlisle Area School District1034776.82
#53 Wallingford-Swarthmore School District526976.67
#54 Penns Valley Area School District410376.62
#55 Lewisburg Area School District413276.38
#56 Souderton Area School District1144376.34
#57 Upper Adams School District511676.3
#58 Mifflinburg Area School District414876.25
#59 Fox Chapel Area School District637076.24
#60 Conestoga Valley School District628276.21
#61 Boyertown Area School District1045876.04
#62 Beaver Area School District412076.03
#63 Bellefonte Area School District620375.91
#64 Quaker Valley School District415175.81
#65 Dubois Area School District1028175.65
#66 Wayne Highlands School District621075.63
#67 East Penn School District1149175.57
#68 Penn-Delco School District622275.42
#69 Schuylkill Valley School District313375.14
#70 Great Valley School District629075.12
#71 Conrad Weiser Area School District420675.07
#72 Western Wayne School District415874.86
#73 Northern York County School District621374.65
#74 Wellsboro Area School District411274.59
#75 Quakertown Community School District1033574.56
#76 Parkland School District1157674.48
#77 Octorara Area School District415074.46
#78 Warwick School District631174.41
#79 Spring Cove School District411674.4
#80 Owen J Roberts School District737574.39
#81 Mt. Lebanon School District1038574.33
#82 Hempfield School District1046474.26
#83 Central Columbia School District313374.18
#84 Cheltenham Township School District735874.15
#85 Haverford Township School District737474.09
#86 Gateway School District726774
#87 Bradford Area School District418574
#88 Keystone Montessori Charter School, Inc. District513973.91
#89 Upper Saint Clair School District626773.86
#90 Chichester School District627173.83
#91 Wyomissing Area School District314373.78
#92 Harbor Creek School District514473.68
#93 Carlynton School District310573.66
#94 Bloomsburg Area School District512773.61
#95 Jim Thorpe Area School District313773.58
#96 Northeastern York School District824873.56
#97 Mechanicsburg Area School District826873.5
#98 Hamburg Area School District416473.46
#99 Upper Perkiomen School District420173.34
#100 Methacton School District838273.21
#101 Danville Community School District418273.19
#102 Forest Hills School District313073.17
#103 Upper Merion Area School District627773.13
#104 Southern York County School District520673.11
#105 Springfield School District524972.96
#106 Williamsport Area School District1037672.92
#107 Governor Mifflin School District627472.88
#108 South Western School District626872.82
#109 Phoenixville Area School District626772.73
#110 Moon Area School District828272.71
#111 North Allegheny School District1354172.69
#112 Girard School District312472.67
#113 Susquenita School District313972.58
#114 Manheim Central School District520272.56
#115 West York Area School District620272.56
#116 Hempfield Area School District1139472.55
#117 Clearfield Area School District516572.5
#118 Elizabeth Forward School District617272.49
#119 West Chester Area School District1681772.43
#120 Southern Tioga School District615472.39
#121 Eastern York School District517872.35
#122 Fleetwood Area School District518072.34
#123 Dallastown Area School District839072.33
#124 Saint Marys Area School District513672.24
#125 Donegal School District418172.23
#126 South Eastern School District621372.23
#127 Mohawk Area School District211272.21
#128 Hermitage School District512672.21
#129 Titusville Area School District613772.2
#130 York Suburban School District619672.19
#131 Oley Valley School District312572.12
#132 Hollidaysburg Area School District623272.12
#133 West Allegheny School District523272.01
#134 Abington School District622772
#135 Derry Township School District525071.99
#136 Spring-Ford Area School District1253671.97
#137 Bangor Area School District521471.89
#138 Pottstown School District722771.84
#139 Oil City Area School District613471.82
#140 Pine-Richland School District630471.76
#141 Montoursville Area School District413171.69
#142 Northern Tioga School District518271.61
#143 Saucon Valley School District316771.6
#144 South Fayette Township School District416671.46
#145 Freeport Area School District512271.46
#146 Montrose Area School District311571.44
#147 Tunkhannock Area School District619571.43
#148 Marion Center Area School District310371.41
#149 Somerset Area School District517071.41
#150 General Mclane School District414571.31
#151 Daniel Boone Area School District723771.24
#152 Cornwall-Lebanon School District631471.23
#153 Whitehall-Coplay School District525871.23
#154 East Stroudsburg Area School District1056271.16
#155 West Perry School District517571
#156 Red Lion Area School District1033470.86
#157 Palmyra Area School District621770.75
#158 Wilson School District515870.68
#159 Fairview School District310370.64
#160 Central Bucks School District231,17070.53
#161 Lower Moreland Township School District316170.43
#162 Hampton Township School District518770.42
#163 Cambria Heights School District310070.21
#164 Wattsburg Area School District310570.14
#165 Indiana Area School District621170
#166 Middletown Area School District517670
#167 North Pocono School District519969.99
#168 Manheim Township School District935769.92
#169 Susquehanna Township School District420769.78
#170 Stroudsburg Area School District936269.78
#171 Warren County School District1332769.54
#172 Twin Valley School District521769.51
#173 Ridley High School937869.5
#174 Penn Cambria School District512069.45
#175 Highlands School District518469.43
#176 LeHighton Area School District617669.4
#177 Shaler Area School District836269.4
#178 Penn-Trafford School District822369.38
#179 Brookville Area School District411269.32
#180 Derry Area School District314069.31
#181 Butler Senior High School1450369.29
#182 Mcguffey School District414169.28
#183 Karns City Area School District310369.18
#184 Seneca Valley School District947769.14
#185 Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District614569.09
#186 Milton Area School District515969.04
#187 Ephrata Area School District624669
#188 Peters Township School District527168.91
#189 East Lycoming School District410668.68
#190 Pottsville Area School District319168.67
#191 Midd-West School District415268.64
#192 Central York School District735968.6
#193 Oxford Area School District624768.58
#194 South Park School District312868.39
#195 Selinsgrove Area School District416868.21
#196 South Middleton School District416768.13
#197 Blue Mountain School District518268.1
#198 Penncrest School District624168.09
#199 Elizabethtown Area School District724968.03
#200 Greencastle-Antrim School District417467.99
#201 Deer Lakes School District412767.94
#202 Pittsburgh Public Schools611,86467.79
#203 Athens Area School District415167.74
#204 Northwestern School Corporation District410767.7
#205 Mount Carmel Area School District310467.59
#206 Gettysburg Area School District521067.58
#207 hambersburg Area School District1754167.57
#208 Hopewell Area School District515467.55
#209 Trinity Area School District623767.54
#210 Crawford Central School District826667.5
#211 Pequea Valley School District415567.41
#212 Central Greene School District315867.36
#213 Tamaqua Area School District514067.36
#214 Penn Hills School District529267.31
#215 Central Valley Sd School District415867.26
#216 Fort Leboeuf School District515167.25
#217 Montour School District419767.14
#218 Chartiers Valley School District424767.14
#219 Crestwood School District415767.11
#220 Waynesboro Area School District626466.92
#221 Mount Union Area School District510466.92
#222 Pen Argyl Area School District311766.87
#223 West Jefferson Hills School District519066.86
#224 Southmoreland School District413466.86
#225 Ellwood City Area School District412066.85
#226 Wyoming Area School District514666.8
#227 Dover Area School District622866.79
#228 Nazareth Area School District630366.78
#229 Littlestown Area School District414466.76
#230 Huntingdon Area School District414866.62
#231 Millcreek Township School District1145866.59
#232 Muhlenberg School District422866.52
#233 Freedom Area School District510166.48
#234 Blackhawk School District515766.42
#235 Slippery Rock Area School District513366.41
#236 Corry Area School District615566.36
#237 Conneaut School District514466.35
#238 Franklin Regional School District525366.2
#239 Neshaminy School District1254166.19
#240 Central Cambria School District411566.12
#241 Canon-Mcmillan School District1130366.02
#242 Blairsville-Saltsburg School District512165.92
#243 Ligonier Valley School District411065.91
#244 Avon Grove School District431465.82
#245 Northampton Area School District633365.81
#246 Jersey Shore Area School District617465.76
#247 Brandywine Heights Area School District413065.51
#248 Avonworth School District311165.51
#249 Easton Area School District1054765.44
#250 Centennial School District (Pennsylvania)636465.4
#251 Franklin Area School District614965.39
#252 Lake-Lehman School District413265.34
#253 North Schuylkill School District214165.25
#254 Northern LeHigh School District411965.2
#255 Sharon City School District513065.17
#256 South Butler County School District415465.16
#257 Coatesville Area School District1043065.14
#258 Greater Latrobe School District524765.09
#259 Bermudian Springs School District313165.09
#260 Hanover Public School District512464.83
#261 Solanco School District723564.73
#262 Ambridge Area School District517964.73
#263 Chestnut Ridge School District410464.71
#264 Bethlehem Area School District2292964.57
#265 Tuscarora School District615364.35
#266 Shikellamy School District614864.27
#267 Palmerton Area School District510864.26
#268 Central Dauphin School District1975864.23
#269 Eastern Lancaster County School District520664.2
#270 East Pennsboro Area School District419164.16
#271 Riverside School District311364
#272 Northern Lebanon School District614863.94
#273 West Shore School District1649163.91
#274 Spring Grove Area School District624663.82
#275 Riverside Academy310463.75
#276 Shamokin Area School District418163.29
#277 Juniata County School District1119663.15
#278 Conewago Valley School District522863.13
#279 Norwin School District729563.09
#280 Baldwin-Whitehall School District525863.02
#281 Pocono Mountain School District1173262.97
#282 Yough School District515062.94
#283 Keystone Central School District1230662.75
#284 Penn Manor School District1033562.66
#285 Troy Area School District310462.52
#286 Connellsville Area School District1032662.42
#287 Big Beaver Falls Area School District412062.41
#288 Pittston Area School District518962.41
#289 Bedford Area School District312662.28
#290 Plum Borough School District725162.28
#291 Mars Area School District519362.26
#292 Laurel High School District620862.24
#293 School District of Lancaster1978462.24
#294 New Kensington-Arnold School District614962.12
#295 Uniontown Area School District920261.93
#296 South Allegheny School District311361.9
#297 Norristown Area School District1151361.82
#298 Valley View School District416761.79
#299 Scranton School District1669961.7
#300 Allentown School District2197661.67
#301 Pine Grove Area School District312761.64
#302 Armstrong School District (Pennsylvania)1040161.6
#303 Woodland Hills School District831561.55
#304 Ringgold School District420061.54
#305 New Castle Area School District821661.48
#306 Shippensburg Area School District620261.3
#307 Eastern Lebanon County School District515461.28
#308 Belle Vernon Area School District615160.92
#309 Greater Johnstown School District421560.69
#310 Washington School District312060.58
#311 Wyoming Valley West School District731660.45
#312 Southeast Delco School District626560.42
#313 Panther Valley School District310560.29
#314 Mckeesport Area School District926160.29
#315 New Brighton Area School District310960.09
#316 West Mifflin Area School District519260
#317 Bristol Township School District1242059.52
#318 Burrell School District412359.44
#319 Wilkes-Barre Area School District948959.1
#320 Brownsville Area School District412059.08
#321 Mifflin County School District1035459.06
#322 Hazleton Area School District965358.93
#323 Kennett Consolidated School District628758.93
#324 Carbondale Area School District210158.93
#325 Greensburg Salem School District518058.87
#326 Lebanon School District728258.84
#327 Mount Pleasant Area School District613458.43
#328 Greater Nanticoke Area School District512858.35
#329 Upper Darby School District1478957.96
#330 Kiski Area School District1021357.59
#331 Charleroi School District311357.56
#332 Steel Valley School District511156.67
#333 Albert Gallatin Area School District923656.17
#334 East Allegheny School District312156.04
#335 William Penn School District1031955.6
#336 Hanover Area School District411552.44
#337 Erie City School District1981151.8
#338 School District of the City of York929450.32
#339 Reading School District1999947.77
#340 Harrisburg City School District1642347.27
#341 School District of Philadelphia2507,64646.53
#342 Chester-Upland School District1013343.72

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey