Southern Columbia Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Columbia

District Profile

800 Southern Dr

Catawissa, PA 17820-8410

Phone 570-356-2331

Fax 570-356-2892

Includes the municipalities of Catawissa Borough, Catawissa Township, Cleveland Township, Franklin Township, Locust Township, Ralpho Township, Roaring Creek Township.

Square Miles

109.99

Students Enrolled

1,352

Total Number of Schools:

3
  • Hartman El Ctr (K-4)
  • Southern Columbia HS (9-12)
  • Southern Columbia MS (5-6,7-8)
District Provided Online Learning

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

Total Students

1,352

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.22%
Asian
0.37%
Black
0.44%
Latino
1.48%
Pacific Islander
<0.01%
2 or More Races
2.22%
White
95.27%

Gender

Male
51.92%
Female
48.08%

Other Statistics

Special Education
15.38%
English Learner
<0.01%

Financials

Median Household Income

$57,400.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $13,104,606.17 57.70%
State Revenues $9,142,981.05 40.26%
Federal $460,398.48 2.02%
Other N/A N/A

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$8,339,158.37
Property Values Within District
$175,100.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

96.26%

Rigorous Courses

12
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

80.00%
College/University
3.81%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 70.73% 74.39% N/A
Grade 4 62.37% 50.54% 78.50%
Grade 5 68.27% 46.15% N/A
Grade 6 76.79% 34.82% N/A
Grade 7 75.89% 69.37% N/A
Grade 8 65.66% 53.06% 69.39%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 91.26% 89.32% 89.32%

Staff

93

Teachers

6

Administrators

82

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

15:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: James Becker

School Board Directors *

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

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Joshua Hoagland
Board Vice President
2 2021-2025

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Cynthia Brassington
2 2021-2025
Drew Hampton
3 2019-2023

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Gregory Klebon
5 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Joshua Maciejewski
3 2021-2025
Justin Rodriguez
1 2021-2025
Dr. Anthony Serafini
2 2021-2025
Timothy Vought
15 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

* 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.