Punxsutawney Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Jefferson

District Profile

300 Center St

Punxsutawney, PA 15767-1513

Phone 814-938-5151

Fax 814-938-6677

Includes the municipalities of Banks Township, Bell Township, Big Run Borough, Canoe Township, Gaskill Township, Henderson Township, McCalmont Township, North Mahoning Township, Oliver Township, Perry Township, Porter Township, Punxsutawney Borough, Ringgold Township, Timblin Borough, Worthville Borough, Young Township.

Square Miles

274.03

Students Enrolled

2,039

Total Number of Schools:

2
  • Punxsutawney Area El Sch (K-6)
  • Punxsutawney Area HS (7-12)

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

Total Students

2,039

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.15%
Asian
0.49%
Black
0.49%
Latino
1.23%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.81%
White
95.83%

Gender

Male
52.13%
Female
47.87%

Other Statistics

Special Education
21.38%
English Learner
0.93%

Financials

Median Household Income

$44,446.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $12,061,787.77 30.34%
State Revenues $25,497,673.89 64.14%
Federal $1,816,072.54 4.56%
Other $371,708.69 0.93%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$7,665,898.05
Property Values Within District
$98,200.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

86.54%

Rigorous Courses

5
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

51.43%
College/University
12.86%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 69.13% 65.54% N/A
Grade 4 70.71% 46.04% 86.67%
Grade 5 49.02% 35.76% N/A
Grade 6 59.29% 28.68% N/A
Grade 7 59.86% 25.18% N/A
Grade 8 50.75% 22.56% 56.82%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 71.03% 84.14% 78.62%

Staff

154

Teachers

9

Administrators

90

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

13:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Thomas Lesniewski

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Matthew Kengersky
Board President
3 2021-2025
Chad Horner
Board Vice President
< 1 year 2023-2025
Doug Blose
< 1 year 2023-2027
Robert Cardamone
2 2021-2025
Cindy Depp-Hutchison
6 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

1
Deneen Evans
8 2023-2027

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Katie Laska
2 2021-2025
Jessica Smith
< 1 year 2023-2027
Trevor Yount
< 1 year 2023-2027

* 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.