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Allentown School District

Allentown, PA | http://www.allentownsd.org
Joined in July 2011

About Us

The Allentown School District is part of 17 square miles that encompass the City of Allentown – with a total population of 118,032 (US Census, 2010). The richness of the City's diversity is strengthened by the District's central role in educating for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the cultural, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 43 countries and speak 26 languages. 22 schools throughout the City support a labyrinth of beautiful neighborhoods inAllentown. 2011-2012 Facts and Figures:

Budget: $228.5 million (effective 7/1/11) Current Enrollment 17,743 (ASD as of 6/14/11)

Building Enrollment:

  • Elementary Schools & Early Childhood Centers (16) 8,834
  • Middle Schools (4) 3,780
  • High Schools (2) 5,129

Total Personnel: 2,234 (ASD as of 7/21/11)

  • Teachers: 1,239
  • Paraprofessionals/Teaching Assistants: 298
  • Administrators: 96
  • Non-instructional Employees: 601

Students receiving ESOL Services: 11.8%

Students receiving Gifted (GIEP) / Special Education (IEP) Services: 13.3%

Diversity of Student Body: 64.4% Hispanic, 17.4% African American, 15.7% White, 1.4% Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.17% Native American, 0.8% Multi

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education and Allentown School District

Things you should know:

  • Third largest urban school system out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth.
  • Fifth largest employer in the Lehigh Valley with more than 2,20 employees.
  • Seven different employee associations/unions including the Allentown Education Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
  • Lowest per pupil expenditure - $5,881 per student - out of 495 schools districts in the commonwealth (source: www.americanprogress.org "Return on Education Investment," 2011)
  • Six new buildings/additions opened in 2009-2010.
  • The Foundation for Allentown City Schools, established in 2009 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt independent public charity, is expanding enrichment opportunities for ASD students.
  • Latinos in Education

The Allentown School District is part of 17 square miles that encompass the City of Allentown – with a total population of 118,032 (US Census, 2010). The richness of the City's diversity is strengthened by the District's central role in educating…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education

Location

  • 31 S. Penn Street, Allentown, PA 18105, United States
    P.O. Box 328

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