Pottsville Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Schuylkill

District Profile

1501 W Laurel Blvd

Pottsville, PA 17901-1419

Phone 570-621-2900

Fax 570-621-2025

Includes the municipalities of Mechanicsville Borough, Mount Carbon Borough, Norwegian Township, Palo Alto Borough, Port Carbon Borough, Pottsville City.

Square Miles

12.24

Students Enrolled

2,572

Total Number of Schools:

3
  • Clarke El Ctr (K-4)
  • Lengel MS (5-6,7-8)
  • Pottsville Area HS (9-12)

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

Total Students

2,572

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.08%
Asian
0.70%
Black
7.78%
Latino
5.83%
Pacific Islander
0.31%
2 or More Races
1.98%
White
83.32%

Gender

Male
50.70%
Female
49.30%

Other Statistics

Special Education
21.74%
English Learner
0.62%

Financials

Median Household Income

$44,385.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $17,901,681.05 41.93%
State Revenues $22,208,181.17 52.01%
Federal $1,059,849.06 2.48%
Other $1,524,128.18 3.56%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$10,087,230.45
Property Values Within District
$77,200.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

86.27%

Rigorous Courses

13
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

51.23%
College/University
6.40%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 59.86% 55.63% N/A
Grade 4 66.47% 43.79% 88.10%
Grade 5 60.34% 44.13% N/A
Grade 6 48.62% 37.43% N/A
Grade 7 55.75% 35.26% N/A
Grade 8 46.10% 25.33% 46.41%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 58.55% 52.36% 69.83%

Staff

170

Teachers

9

Administrators

158

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

15:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Sarah Yoder

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Linda Wytovich
Board President
4 2023-2027
Harry Ciavarella
Board Vice President
2 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Kerry Ansbach
< 1 year 2023-2027
Stephanie Buchanan
2 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Ashley Dewitt
4 2023-2027
Rachael Hobbs
< 1 year 2023-2027
Craig Shields
4 2023-2027
Bob Thomas
2 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Jerome Urban
6 2021-2025

* 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.