Palmerton Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Carbon

District Profile

680 4th St

Palmerton, PA 18071-1944

Phone 610-826-7101

Fax 610-826-4958

Includes the municipalities of Bowmanstown Borough, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton Borough, Towamensing Township.

Square Miles

53.55

Students Enrolled

1,684

Total Number of Schools:

5
  • Palmerton Area HS (9-12)
  • Palmerton Area JHS (7-8)
  • Parkside Education Center (K-1)
  • S S Palmer El Sch (2-6)
  • Towamensing El Sch (K-6)
Blue Bombers Cyber Academy

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

Total Students

1,684

Ethnicity

American Indian
<0.01%
Asian
0.06%
Black
0.48%
Latino
7.90%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.37%
White
90.20%

Gender

Male
50.53%
Female
49.47%

Other Statistics

Special Education
22.78%
English Learner
0.65%

Financials

Median Household Income

$62,524.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $21,482,482.36 58.13%
State Revenues $13,751,201.63 37.21%
Federal $1,620,846.54 4.38%
Other $98,000.00 0.26%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$17,379,151.31
Property Values Within District
$182,300.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

94.39%

Rigorous Courses

6
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

61.26%
College/University
5.41%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 60.00% 46.34% N/A
Grade 4 53.21% 41.28% 81.65%
Grade 5 47.29% 34.88% N/A
Grade 6 65.74% 53.70% N/A
Grade 7 58.87% 23.39% N/A
Grade 8 50.00% 26.57% 53.10%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 76.32% 62.77% 70.53%

Staff

138

Teachers

8

Administrators

73

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

12:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Jodi Frankelli

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Sherry Haas
Board President
17 2023-2027
Brandon Mazepa
Board Vice President
5 2023-2027

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Stacey Connell
3 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Mary Jo King
1 2023-2027
Alyson Krawchuk
1 2023-2027

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Danielle Paules
3 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Earl Paules
7 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Kris Schaible
1 2023-2027

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Erin Snyder
3 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

* 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.

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