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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 120,013 (US Census 2013).
 
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. To find out more about the City of Allentown, go to: www.allentownpa.gov. Allentown is part of the Lehigh Valley area, for information about the area, go to: www.discoverlehighvalley.com.
 
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)
  • Serving a community with a poverty rate of 38.64% of the City's population. (2013 Census)
  • Seven different employee associations/unions including the Allentown Education Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
  • The Allentown School District Foundation, established in 2009 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt independent public charity, is expanding enrichment opportunities for ASD students.