Using the most recent data available, the Pennsylvania Department of Education reports that 1,696,022 students are enrolled in its public school system. The state has 120,834 public school teachers and an average four-year graduation rate of 86.6%.
Pennsylvania offers several school choice options for families. The state has an open enrollment policy, which allows families to attend public schools outside of their assigned district. Other public school options in Pennsylvania include charter and magnet schools. Pennsylvania also offers two tax-credit scholarship programs that assist with private school tuition. Homeschooling is another Pennsylvania school option; it is required to notify the state.