Blue Ridge School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Susquehanna

District Profile

5150 School Rd

New Milford, PA 18834-7691

Phone 570-465-3141

Fax 570-465-3148

Includes the municipalities of Great Bend Borough, Great Bend Township, Hallstead Borough, Jackson Township, New Milford Borough, New Milford Township.

Square Miles

110.53

Students Enrolled

958

Total Number of Schools:

3
  • Blue Ridge El Sch (K-5)
  • Blue Ridge HS (9-12)
  • Blue Ridge MS (6,7-8)
Blue Ridge Virtual Academy

School district: light blue; Administrative office: medium blue circle; County(ies) served: green dashes.

Total Students

958

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.21%
Asian
0.42%
Black
1.15%
Latino
3.03%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.25%
White
93.95%

Gender

Male
50.84%
Female
49.16%

Other Statistics

Special Education
15.63%
English Learner
0.42%

Financials

Median Household Income

$50,600.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $6,990,057.79 37.82%
State Revenues $11,072,402.48 59.91%
Federal $415,627.81 2.24%
Other $2,500.00 0.01%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$5,682,855.54
Property Values Within District
$146,000.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

94.83%

Rigorous Courses

13
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

72.13%
College/University
0.00%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 61.64% 52.06% N/A
Grade 4 61.54% 43.59% 87.18%
Grade 5 75.39% 61.54% N/A
Grade 6 66.67% 34.78% N/A
Grade 7 74.68% 32.91% N/A
Grade 8 52.38% 23.81% 54.84%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 65.15% 69.23% 77.27%

Staff

77

Teachers

4

Administrators

34

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

12:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Matthew Button

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Jessica Wright
Board President
8 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Mindi Carr
Board Vice President
6 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Joseph Andusko
6 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Heather Lynn Barbour
2 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Christina Cosmello
16 2023-2027

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Michael Ksenich
4 2023-2027
Daniel Laude
4 2023-2027
Jessica Sheridan
3 2023-2027
Brooke Slocum
8 2023-2027

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

* School board directors in Pennsylvania are required to complete specific training requirements following their election under Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019. Newly elected directors must complete five hours of training within the first year of their first term, while reelected directors must complete three hours of advanced training within the first year of their reelected term. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and are ongoing.