Best Public Schools in Scranton, PA


The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania is home to 17 schools, including 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 high schools, all part of the Scranton School District, except for the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School. While the district schools generally underperform, the charter school stands out with stronger academic outcomes, lower poverty rates, and better student-teacher ratios.

Among the district schools, Neil Armstrong #40 elementary school has the highest math and science proficiency, and John Adams #4 has the lowest student-teacher ratio. However, the district's middle and high schools all rank in the bottom third of Pennsylvania schools, with very low test scores and high poverty rates. In contrast, the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School outperforms the district and state on most metrics, including test scores and free/reduced lunch rates.

Overall, the data reveals significant challenges facing the Scranton School District, with the charter school providing a notably stronger educational experience for its students. Targeted interventions and support may be needed to improve outcomes across the district's schools and ensure all students in Scranton have access to a high-quality education.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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