Avella Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Washington

District Profile

1000 Avella Rd

Avella, PA 15312-9612

Phone 724-356-2218

Fax 724-356-2207

Includes the municipalities of Cross Creek Township, Hopewell Township, Independence Township, West Middletown Borough.

Square Miles

74.32

Students Enrolled

520

Total Number of Schools:

2
  • Avella Area JSHS (7-12)
  • Avella El Center (K-6)
Avella Online Distance Learning Program

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

Total Students

520

Ethnicity

American Indian
<0.01%
Asian
<0.01%
Black
0.38%
Latino
0.19%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.15%
White
98.27%

Gender

Male
51.73%
Female
48.27%

Other Statistics

Special Education
21.15%
English Learner
<0.01%

Financials

Median Household Income

$68,164.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $3,486,418.46 32.87%
State Revenues $6,781,000.77 63.93%
Federal $156,256.01 1.47%
Other $182,991.15 1.72%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$2,460,673.82
Property Values Within District
$154,400.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

82.00%

Rigorous Courses

6
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

54.76%
College/University
16.67%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 66.67% 57.78% N/A
Grade 4 61.29% 61.29% 90.32%
Grade 5 56.10% 34.15% N/A
Grade 6 68.75% 40.63% N/A
Grade 7 65.91% 38.64% N/A
Grade 8 71.43% 23.81% 50.00%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 66.67% 65.63% 70.00%

Staff

47

Teachers

3

Administrators

19

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

11:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Cyril Walther

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Corey McConn
Board President
20 2021-2025
Leslie Cunningham
Board Vice President
12 2021-2023
Suzanne Colilla
< 1 year 2021-2023
Jeffrey Devenney
14 2017-2021
Melissa Dryer
4 2021-2025
James Gagich
15 2019-2023
Janet Miller
1 2021-2025
E. Paris
10 2019-2023
Scott Willyerd
2 2021-2025

* 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.