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Pocono Mountain School District

Profile

 

Our Mission:  Prepare All Students for Tomorrow’s Challenges and Opportunities

Overview:  Pocono Mountain School District is one of the fastest growing, diverse school districts in Pennsylvania and is located in Northeastern PA within the heart of the Pocono resort and recreation area.  The district spans 304 square miles and serves a population of approximately 55,000 within seven municipalities and one borough in Monroe County including the Borough of Mount Pocono, and the Townships of Barrett, Coolbaugh, Jackson, Paradise, Pocono, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock.  Much of the growth is due to its location near Philadelphia and New York City, both of which are approximately 100 miles away.

Townships that comprise the EAST side of the district are Jackson, Pocono, Paradise, Barrett and Mount Pocono Borough.  The WEST side of the district is made up of Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock and Coolbaugh Townships.  Note:  The small area east of Route 380 that is Coolbaugh Township is also part of the East side of the district.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT (2011-2012 as of January 2012):  Approximately 10,126 students K-12

 

High School:

 

Elementary:

 

PM West HS

1,485

Barrett Elementary Ctr

411

PM East HS

1,242

Clear Run Elementary Ctr

777

PM Academy (Alternative HS)

58

Coolbaugh Elementary Ctr

752

PM Learning Academy 116

Pocono Elementary Ctr    

653

        

 

Tobyhanna Elementary Ctr

657

Junior High School:

 

Swiftwater Elementary Ctr

823

PM East Junior HS

771

 

 

PM West Junior HS

968

 

 

 

 

Home Schooled

106

Intermediate:

 

Cyber School

228

Clear Run Intermediate School

857

Charter School

431

Swiftwater Intermediate School

730

 

 

    EMPLOYEE STATISTICS (2010-2011)         FINANCES (2010-2011 Budget)

Faculty

1,065

Budget (10-11)

$198.16 million

Support Staff

626

Millage Rate

139.38

Administrators

41

Millage Value

$887,310

Instructional Supervisors

10

Per Pupil Expenditure

$18,131

 

 

 

 

Educational Level of Faculty/Administrators

Cyber/Charter School – Per Pupil Costs:

Bachelor’s Degree

273

Regular Ed

$10,841

Master’s Degree

825

Special Ed

$22,192

Doctoral Degree

17

Cyber/Charter Tuition 

$7,890,266

Teacher’s Starting Salary

$38,649

Colonial IU20 Services

$4,221,038

Teacher’s Average Salary

$57,492

MCTI Costs

$3,163,589

STUDENT DATA:

Students receiving free/reduced lunch: 49.1 percent

Students receiving Special Education services: 22 percent

Students receiving Speech/Language support: 13 percent

Students receiving Gifted Education services: 2.6 percent

Diversity of Student Body:  52.5 percent White, 23.8 percent African American, 21.3 percent Hispanic, .19 percent Native American/Alaskan Native, and 2.2 percent Asian/Pacific Islander

Limited English Proficiency Students:  400

Homeless Students:  82

Low Income Families:  49.1 percent

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: SAT Exam

 

2009

2010

 

Verbal

Math

Writing

Verbal

Math

Writing

PM East

466

476

446

482

493

464

PM West

441

437

428

447

443

430

2010 PSSA TEST SCORES & COMPARISONS:  Pocono Mountain School District students made huge gains in achievement in the 2010 Pennsylvania System of Schools Assessment (PSSA) with 10 schools meeting state Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards and the District as a whole meeting AYP standards and earning the classification of Making Progress.  Barrett Elementary Center, Coolbaugh Learning Center, Clear Run Elementary Center, Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Swiftwater Intermediate School students again made Adequate Yearly Progress.  The students in Clear Run Elementary Center, Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Clear Run Intermediate School, Pocono Mountain West Junior High School earned Making Progress status.  Pocono Mountain School District overall is in Corrective Action II 2nd Year.

Grade Spans/Test

Percent Proficient (District)

State Target

 

 

 

Grades 3-5 Reading

69.2 percent (2010)

63 percent

 

68.5 percent (2009)

 

Grades 3-5 Math

86.1 percent (2010)

56 percent

 

81.1 percent (2009)

 

Grades 6-8 Reading

73.6 percent (2010)

63 percent

 

71.3 percent (2009)

 

Grades 6-8 Math

78.0 percent (2010)

56 percent

 

73.5 percent (2009)

 

Grades 9-12 Reading    

66.9 percent (2010)

63 percent

 

62.9 percent (2009)

 

Grades 9-12 Math

65.3 percent (2010)

56 percent

 

54.7 percent (2009)

 

2009 GRADUATION STATISTICS:

PM East High School

PM West High School

457 graduates

479 graduates  

77.46 percent enrolled in college

79.74 percent enrolled in college

19.69 percent to enter work force

16.49 percent to enter work force          

2.84 percent joining military

3.75 percent joining military                                   

 

Pocono Mountain School District graduates of the Class of 2009 were accepted into some of the top 50 ranked colleges and universities in the country such as Vassar, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, University of Penn and Swarthmore.  Graduates reported earning scholarships and grant awards totaling more than $2.4 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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