Erie City School District, Pennsylvania
|Erie City School District|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Jay D. Badams|
|Number of schools:||18|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||John Harkins|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Erie City School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtErie County in northwestern Pennsylvania. According to the 2010 United States Census, Erie County is home to 280,646 residents.
Erie County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Pennsylvania in terms of higher education achievement in 2011. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.6% of Erie County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 27.0% for Pennsylvania as a whole. The median household income in Erie County was $44,503 compared to $52,267 for the state of Pennsylvania. The poverty rate in Erie County was 15.8% compared to 13.1% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
Dr. Jay D. Badams is currently the superintendent of Erie City School District. Badams previously served as superintendent of the Wattsburg Area School District from September of 2007 to January of 2009. He has had a fifteen year career with the Erie School District, serving as a special education teacher, an assessment specialist, the Associate Dean of Collegiate Academy, a curriculum coordinator at both elementary and secondary levels and the Director of High Schools. Badams is originally from Rochester, NY, and earned his B.A. from Allegheny College, his M.Ed. and Superintendent’s Letter from Edinboro University and his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as a medic in the U.S. Army and as an account manager with Eastman Kodak Company.
The Erie Board of School Directors is composed of nine members serving four-year terms.
|Pocono Mountain School District|
|Frank Petrungar, Jr.||At-Large||2015|
|Mary Frances Schenley||At-Large||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Erie City Board of School Directors are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Five seats are up for election in November 2015 and four seats are up for election in November 2017.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the current salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Erie Education Association:
|Erie City Teacher Salaries|
|Salary structure||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 6||36,561||60,758|
|B.A. + 12||36,898||60,915|
|B.A. + 24||37,235||61,587|
|B.A. + 30||47,907||61,924|
|MA + 6||39,872||65,291|
|MA + 12||40,217||65,982|
|MA + 24||40,563||66,328|
|MA + 30||41,742||67,784|
|MA + 48||42,792||68,833|
|MA + 54||43,140||69,182|
|MA + 60||43,490||69,532|
Schools in Erie City School District
The district served 12,324 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year. It has not published more recent enrollment statistics. The district experienced an 1.44% decrease in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Erie City School District operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Erie City School District|
|Diehl Elementary School|
|East High School|
|Edison Elementary School|
|Emerson-Gridley Elementary School|
|Grover Cleveland Elementary School|
|Harding Elementary School|
|Jefferson Elementary School|
|JoAnna Connell Elementary School|
|Lincoln Elementary School|
|McKinley Elementary School|
|Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy|
|Perry Elementary School|
|Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School|
|Strong Vincent High School|
|Theodore Roosevelt Middle School|
|Wayne Elementary School|
|Woodrow Wilson Middle School|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance statistics for the district are available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports provide measurements defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine the academic performance of every public school and school district across the country. In Pennsylvania, AYP measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class) or graduation rate (for schools with a high school graduating class), academic performance on standardized tests and test participation.
In order to be proficient in attendance, schools much achieve a 90% attendance rate or meet a target set in the previous year. The graduation rate measure has a goal of 85%, or a 10% reduction of the difference between the previous year's graduation rate and an 85% rate. For academic performance, the state goals for the 2011-2012 school year were 78% of students scoring at proficient or higher in mathematics and 81% of students scoring at proficient or higher in reading. For test preparation, at least 95% of all students in each subgroup must take the standardized tests. Erie City School District did not make AYP in 2011 and 2012.
|District AYP scores|
148 West 21st Street
Erie, PA 16502
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated in January 2013.
- Elected officials
- Administrative officials
- Background checks
- Information on hiring policies, background checks, and teacher certification is provided online.
- Academic reports for the school are disclosed.
- A school payroll database and labor contracts are disclosed.
- Public Records
- Information is provided on how to file for public records.
- A public information officer is identified and contact information provided.
- Erie City School District elections (2013)
- Pennsylvania school districts
- List of school districts in Pennsylvania
- School boards and school board elections
- Erie City School District website
- Erie Education Association]
- Erie County
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Erie City Public Schools, "Home," accessed January 8, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "AFR Data: Summary-Level," accessed December 12, 2014
- 2010 Census: Quick Facts, "Erie County," accessed October 8, 2013"
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed October 8, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Jefferson Educational Society, "Jay Badams, Ph.D.," accessed January 8, 2014
- Erie City School District, "Board of School Directors," accessed January 8, 2014
- Erie City School District, "Erie City School District FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 4, 2013
- Erie School District, "School Payroll," accessed January 8, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Public School Enrollment Reports," accessed January 8, 2014
- Erie City School District, "Schools," accessed January 8, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "About AYP in Pennsylvania," accessed August 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Pocono Mountain SD AYP Report Card," accessed January 6, 2014
- Amortization Schedules: Local Share Annual Debt Service, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Budget archives, Accessed: Dec. 5, 2012
- Board Docs, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Meeting notices, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Meeting video archives, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Meeting archives, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- School Board, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Contact us, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Staff Directory, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Superintendent, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Background Checks, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Academic performance, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- 2011 Audit, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Contracts, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012
- Right to Know, Accessed: Dec. 4, 2012 (dead link)