Purchase Line School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Indiana

District Profile

16559 Route 286 Hwy E

Commodore, PA 15729-8309

Phone 724-254-4312

Fax 724-254-1621

Includes the municipalities of Bell Township, Burnside Borough, Glen Campbell Borough, Green Township, Mahaffey Borough, Montgomery Township, New Washington Borough, Newburg Borough.

Square Miles

145.64

Students Enrolled

812

Total Number of Schools:

2
  • Purchase Line El Sch (K-6)
  • Purchase Line JSHS (7-12)

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

Total Students

812

Ethnicity

American Indian
<0.01%
Asian
<0.01%
Black
0.74%
Latino
<0.01%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
1.60%
White
97.66%

Gender

Male
52.96%
Female
47.04%

Other Statistics

Special Education
22.62%
English Learner
0.12%

Financials

Median Household Income

$42,462.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $3,796,292.43 20.12%
State Revenues $14,129,830.42 74.89%
Federal $939,222.56 4.97%
Other N/A N/A

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$2,116,714.00
Property Values Within District
$78,800.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

94.92%

Rigorous Courses

5
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

36.21%
College/University
1.72%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 55.93% 45.76% N/A
Grade 4 65.08% 36.51% 87.30%
Grade 5 54.55% 48.49% N/A
Grade 6 60.00% 24.62% N/A
Grade 7 58.73% 37.10% N/A
Grade 8 50.88% 21.05% 57.90%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 53.70% 72.73% 70.91%

Staff

73

Teachers

5

Administrators

58

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

11:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Shawn Ford

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 Gearhart
Board President
11 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

6
Sandra Fyock
Board Vice President
9 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

4
Scott Beer
7 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Michelle Buterbaugh
7 2021-2025
Jean Harkleroad
5 2021-2025
Raymond Kauffman
7 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Roy Markle
19 2019-2023
Jeffrey Mountain
3 2019-2023
Michael Moyer
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.