Octorara Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Chester

District Profile

228 Highland Rd Ste 1

Atglen, PA 19310-1603

Phone 610-593-8238

Fax 610-593-6425

Includes the municipalities of Atglen Borough, Christiana Borough, Highland Township, Londonderry Township, Parkesburg Borough, Sadsbury Township, West Fallowfield Township, West Sadsbury Township.

Square Miles

79.79

Students Enrolled

2,258

Total Number of Schools:

4
  • Octorara Area JSHS (7-12)
  • Octorara El Sch (3-4)
  • Octorara Intermediate Sch (5-6)
  • Octorara Primary LC (K-2)

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

Total Students

2,258

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.04%
Asian
0.75%
Black
5.89%
Latino
15.63%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
4.30%
White
73.38%

Gender

Male
51.64%
Female
48.36%

Other Statistics

Special Education
18.71%
English Learner
2.97%

Financials

Median Household Income

$74,452.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $37,952,893.63 70.81%
State Revenues $14,770,261.72 27.55%
Federal $870,614.25 1.62%
Other N/A N/A

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$33,277,956.27
Property Values Within District
$237,800.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

86.41%

Rigorous Courses

15
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

65.19%
College/University
1.10%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 65.75% 57.53% N/A
Grade 4 76.13% 44.23% 81.17%
Grade 5 61.71% 45.71% N/A
Grade 6 68.00% 40.27% N/A
Grade 7 60.51% 33.76% N/A
Grade 8 52.73% 27.71% 61.21%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 63.54% 45.92% 72.25%

Staff

174

Teachers

10

Administrators

60

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

13:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Michele Orner

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
Brian Fox
Board President
5 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Lisa Bowman
Board Vice President
15 2019-2023
Anthony Falgiatore
5 2019-2023
Samuel Ganow
23 2017-2021
R. Matthew Hurley
3 2017-2021
Charles Koennecker
3 2017-2021
Brian Norris
17 2019-2023
Lisa Yelovich
1 2020-2021
Jere Zimmerman
3 2017-2021

* 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.