Scranton School District, Pennsylvania
|Scranton School District|
|Superintendent:||William F. King|
|Number of schools:||16|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Kathleen McGuigan|
About the district
Scranton lagged behind state rates for higher education achievement, median income and poverty according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with Bachelor's degrees (19.2%) was lower than the state average (26.7%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated a median income of $36,968 in Scranton and $51,651 in the state of Pennsylvania. Scranton had a poverty rate of 20.4% in 2010 while Pennsylvania's poverty rate was 12.6%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
William F. King is the current superintendent of Scranton School District.
The Pocono Mountain Board of Education is composed of nine members serving four-year terms.
|Pocono Mountain School District|
School board elections
Members of the Scranton Board of Education 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.
The table below displays the budget for Scranton School District.
|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|
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. Scranton School District did not make AYP in 2011 or 2012.
|District AYP scores|
425 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 348-3400
School website evaluation
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated on January 17, 2010.
- School board member names are posted on the district's website.
- The 2006 District report card is published.
- The 2009-10 budget is posted on the district's website.
- Current district report cards are not available.
- School board meeting agendas, minutes and schedules are not published.
- Contact information for school board members are not provided.
- There is no information on contracts, background checks, administrative officials, public records, audits, taxes, and lobbying.
- Scranton School District elections (2013)
- Pennsylvania school districts
- List of school districts in Pennsylvania
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- Scranton School District
- Scranton Federation of Teachers
- Lackawanna County
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Scranton School District, "Home," accessed January 15, 2014
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Scranton," accessed November 1, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Voter Registration Statistics," accessed November 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- Pocono Mountain School District, "Board of Education," accessed January 6, 2014
- Scranton School District, "2012 General Fund Budget," accessed December 11, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "About AYP in Pennsylvania," accessed August 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Scranton SD AYP Report Card," accessed January 15, 2014
- School Board Members
- Academic Performance
- 2009-10 Budget