Allentown School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Lehigh

District Profile

31 S Penn St

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone 484-765-4000

Fax 484-765-4085

Includes the municipalities of Allentown City.

Square Miles

18.02

Students Enrolled

16,946

Total Number of Schools:

22
  • Building 21 Allentown (9-12)
  • Central El Sch (K-5)
  • Cleveland El Sch (1-5)
  • Francis D Raub MS (6,7-8)
  • Harrison-Morton MS (6,7-8)
  • Hiram W Dodd El Sch (K-5)
  • Jackson Early Childhood Center (K)
  • Jefferson El Sch (K-5)
  • Lehigh Parkway El Sch (K-5)
  • Louis E Dieruff HS (9-12)
  • Luis A. Ramos El Sch (K-5)
  • McKinley El Sch (1-5)
  • Mosser El Sch (K-5)
  • Muhlenberg El Sch (K-5)
  • Ritter El Sch (K-5)
  • Roosevelt El Sch (K-5)
  • Sheridan El Sch (1-5)
  • South Mountain MS (6,7-8)
  • Trexler MS (6,7-8)
  • Union Terrace El Sch (K-5)
  • Washington El Sch (1-5)
  • William Allen HS (9-12)

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

Total Students

16,946

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.14%
Asian
1.16%
Black
13.91%
Latino
72.02%
Pacific Islander
0.11%
2 or More Races
3.72%
White
8.93%

Gender

Male
53.39%
Female
46.61%

Other Statistics

Special Education
17.73%
English Learner
16.98%

Financials

Median Household Income

$39,820.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $107,841,292.00 32.57%
State Revenues $192,070,693.00 58.01%
Federal $20,657,119.00 6.23%
Other $10,480,451.00 3.16%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$84,189,412.00
Property Values Within District
$124,900.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

72.21%

Rigorous Courses

51
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

53.49%
College/University
6.14%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 35.44% 34.03% N/A
Grade 4 39.03% 20.50% 56.10%
Grade 5 35.95% 20.17% N/A
Grade 6 35.26% 17.06% N/A
Grade 7 27.82% 8.13% N/A
Grade 8 32.50% 9.00% 27.15%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 27.77% 22.15% 38.66%

Staff

987

Teachers

52

Administrators

758

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

17:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Carol Birks

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Nancy Wilt
Board President
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Lisa Conover
Board Vice President
5 2021-2025
LaTarsha Brown
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Phoebe Harris
5 2021-2025
Audrey Mathison
7 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Nick Miller
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Jennifer Lynn Ortiz
1 2021-2025
Patrick Palmer
1 2022-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Charles Thiel
9 2019-2023

* In accordance with Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019, school board directors are required to complete approved training starting in the 2018-2019 school year. School board directors who began their term in 2017 are permitted to take this training, but it is not required. School board directors who began their term after July 1, 2018 are required to complete an initial 5 hours of new school director training and at the beginning of each subsequent election, 3 hours of advanced school director training. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and ongoing.