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District Geography

  • Townships and Boroughs: 10 - Clifton Township (Lackawanna), Covington Township (Lackawanna), Elmhurst Township (Lackawanna), Jefferson Township (Lackawanna), Lehigh Township (Wayne), Madison Township (Lackawanna), Moscow Borough (Lackawanna), Roaring Brook Township (Lackawanna), Spring Brook Township (Lackawanna), and Thornhurst Township (Lackawanna)
  • Landmass: 192.04 square miles
  • Population (2016 Estimate): 20,508


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District Demographics

  • Students K-12: 2,900-3,000
  • Faculty K-12: Approximately 240
  • Average Size of Graduating Class: 225
  • Average Course Section Enrollment (K-3): 19
  • Average Course Section Enrollment (4-5): 23
  • Average Course Section Enrollment (6-8): 23
  • Average Course Section Enrollment (9-12): 17


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District Financials

  • Annual Budget: $60 million (2021-2022)
  • Per-pupil spending: $20,000 (2021-2022)
  • Annual cost of charter school tuition (mandated by the state): $2.0 million (2020-2021)
  • Percent of budget spent on athletics and other extracurriculars: 2.4%


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  • College (dual enrollment) courses offered: 8 
    • MC42 College Prep Math
    • SC32 Academic Chemistry (with Lab)
    • BSE52 Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Management
    • EP52 Public Speaking
    • EC41 College Writing
    • HIPS41 Intro to Psychology
    • MS50 AP Statistics
    • HU40 AP US History
  • AP courses offered: 23
    • AA50 AP Studio Art
    • EA40 AP Art History
    • BC50 AP Computer Science Principles
    • BC60 AP Computer Science A
    • CS30 AP Seminar
    • ECR40 AP Research
    • EE30 AP English (Language and Composition)
    • EE40 AP English (Literature)
    • HM50 AP Microeconomics
    • HA50 AP Macroeconomics
    • HP40 AP Psychology
    • HU20 AP United States Government and Politics
    • HU40 AP United States History
    • LS50 AP Spanish
    • MC40 AP Calculus AB
    • MBC40 AP Calculus BC
    • MS50 AP Statistics
    • SB50 AP Biology
    • SC40 AP Chemistry
    • SE50 AP Environmental Studies
    • SP30 AP Physics I
    • SP40 AP Physics II
    • UM50 AP Music Theory


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  • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award:  1
  • College Board AP District Honor Roll Award: 6 (consecutive)
  • Washington Post/JMCI America's Most Challenging High Schools Award: 5 (consecutive)
  • U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools Award: 5 (consecutive)
  • Newsweek America's Best High Schools Award: 1
  • Newsweek America's Best STEM Schools Award: 1



  • Academic competition teams: 9 (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Mock Trial, High School Science Olympiad, Future Business Leaders of America, Mathletes, High School Reading Celebrations, Middle School Science Olympiad, Middle School Reading Celebrations, Career Tech SkillsUSA/VICA)
  • Interest Clubs: 3 (Art Club, Environmental Club, Middle School Coding Club)
  • Performance groups: 8 (Color Guard/Majorettes, Marching Band, Show Choir, Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Odyssey Players, Middle School Drama Club)
  • PIAA sports: 13 (Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rifle, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling)
  • Service organizations: 6 (Red Cross Club, SADD, MiniTHON, Interact Club, Period Club, Gay Straight Alliance, National Honor Society)
  • Student government organizations: 3 (High School Student Council, Middle School Student Council, Intermediate School Student Council,)
  • Student publications: 4 (Trojan Voice, Yearbook, Middle School Memory Book, Middle School Newspaper)