Pennsylvania State Information

Where Pennsylvania Ranks
Pennsylvania National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,328 $7,734 16
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.2 21.2 40
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $32,897 $29,564 13
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $51,425 $45,771 10
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 80 %71 % 7
  • Black
  • 58 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 86 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Edward G. Rendell (D)
    Secretary of Education: Gerald L. Zahorchak
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 1,816,747
    No. of Districts: 501
    No. of Public Schools: 3,185
    No. of Public School Teachers: 118,256
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $15.6 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 63.3
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 29.1%
    Students With Disabilities: 13.4%
    English-Language Learners: NA

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