Jim Thorpe Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Carbon

District Profile

1100 Center St

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1738

Phone 570-325-3691

Fax 570-325-3699

Includes the municipalities of Jim Thorpe Borough, Kidder Township, Penn Forest Township.

Square Miles

116.60

Students Enrolled

2,096

Total Number of Schools:

3
  • Jim Thorpe Area HS (9-12)
  • L B Morris El Sch (PreK,K-6,7-8)
  • Penn-Kidder Campus (PreK,K-6,7-8)
JT Olympian Learning Connection

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

Total Students

2,096

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.29%
Asian
0.43%
Black
7.20%
Latino
10.73%
Pacific Islander
0.14%
2 or More Races
3.63%
White
77.58%

Gender

Male
51.34%
Female
48.66%

Other Statistics

Special Education
17.50%
English Learner
1.19%

Financials

Median Household Income

$54,279.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $33,072,479.32 72.80%
State Revenues $11,728,939.00 25.81%
Federal $626,015.00 1.37%
Other $1,739.79 <0.01%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$27,299,014.73
Property Values Within District
$162,400.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

89.26%

Rigorous Courses

10
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

73.94%
College/University
5.63%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 70.23% 53.44% N/A
Grade 4 67.15% 50.00% 92.03%
Grade 5 53.66% 31.10% N/A
Grade 6 63.58% 30.46% N/A
Grade 7 52.03% 14.97% N/A
Grade 8 40.00% 26.88% 51.25%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 60.45% 57.46% 69.12%

Staff

137

Teachers

11

Administrators

101

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

15:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: John Rushefski

School Board Directors *

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

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

T. Garritano
Board Vice President
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Glenn Confer
31 2021-2025
Pearl Downs-Sheckler
11 2019-2023
Richard Flacco
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Cindy Lesisko Henning
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Dennis McGinley
25 2021-2025
Paul Montemuro
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Gerald Strubinger
23 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.