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Allentown School District

The Allentown School District
 
 
The Allentown School District is part of 17 square miles that encompass the City of Allentown – with a total population of 118,974 (US Census 2012).
 
The richness of the City's diversity is strengthened by the District's central role in educating for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the cultural, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 43 countries and speak 26 languages. 24 academic buildings throughout the City support a labyrinth of beautiful neighborhoods in Allentown.
 
2014-2015 Facts and Figures
(as of 6/1/2014)
 
Current Enrollment:  17,069

Grade-Level Enrollment:

  • Elementary Schools & Early Childhood Centers (16): 8,861
  • Middle Schools (4): 3,752
  • High Schools (2): 4,456
  • Families denoted as Low Income:  88.7%
  • Percentage of students receiving Free/Reduced Lunch:  86.8%
Total Personnel: 2,072
(as of 11/1/2013)
  • Teachers: 1,140
  • Paraprofessionals/Teaching Assistants: 327
  • Administrators: 83
  • Non-instructional Employees: 522
 Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education and Allentown School District
Things you should know:

 

  • Third largest urban school system out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth.
  • Fourth largest employer in the Lehigh Valley. (source: Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, 10/15/2013)
  • Seven different employee associations/unions including the Allentown Education Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
  • Lowest per pupil expenditure - $5,881 per student - out of 495 school districts in the commonwealth (source: www.americanprogress.org "Return on Education Investment," 2011)
  • Six new buildings/additions opened in 2009-2010.
  • The Foundation for Allentown City Schools, established in 2009 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt independent public charity, is expanding enrichment opportunities for ASD students.