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Students with Disabilities - Number and percent of students enrolled in special education in Pennsylvania

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Students with disabilities can include all students with an IEP although gifted students are excluded. Students with disabilities generally require special education through their schools, intermediate units or approved private schools.

Data Source

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, Special Education Statistical Summary.


State total includes juveniles in other facilities.

LNE = Low Number Event. Data is not displayed to guard against improper statistical comparisons due to small group sizes (n=10 or less) and/or to protect the confidentiality of those students with disabilities.

Updated September 2020 - To be updated when data available.

Last Updated

September 2020