Punxsutawney Area School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,097 students in Punxsutawney Area School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Punxsutawney Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 62% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Punxsutawney Area School District are Punxsutawney Area High School, Bell Township Elementary School and Jenks Hill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Punxsutawney Area School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Punxsutawney Area School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Punxsutawney Area School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
8 Schools
2,981 Schools
# Students
2,097 Students
1,705,456 Students
# Teachers
169 Teachers
117,508 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Punxsutawney Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 706 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (PA)
Overall District Rank
#381 out of 707 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Punxsutawney Area   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Punxsutawney Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
62%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Punxsutawney Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Punxsutawney Area   School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.07
0.53
# American Indian Students
3 Students
2,610 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
6 Students
66,991 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
29 Students
194,375 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
11%
# Black Students
9 Students
247,656 Students
% Black Students
1%
15%
# White Students
2,018 Students
1,124,325 Students
% White Students
96%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,444 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
32 Students
66,941 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
7,800
# Students in K Grade:
168
120,153
# Students in 1st Grade:
155
125,768
# Students in 2nd Grade:
171
125,945
# Students in 3rd Grade:
149
129,030
# Students in 4th Grade:
168
133,005
# Students in 5th Grade:
164
133,737
# Students in 6th Grade:
157
132,610
# Students in 7th Grade:
155
132,085
# Students in 8th Grade:
175
133,317
# Students in 9th Grade:
163
139,322
# Students in 10th Grade:
163
133,615
# Students in 11th Grade:
150
130,154
# Students in 12th Grade:
159
128,915
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,298 is higher than the state median of $16,289. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,926 is higher than the state median of $15,665. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$41 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Punxsutawney Area   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$44 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total spending of Punxsutawney Area   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,298
$16,289
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Punxsutawney Area   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,926
$15,665
This chart display average spending per public school student in Punxsutawney Area   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Punxsutawney Area School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Punxsutawney Area High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 N Findley Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5151
Grades: 8-12
| 810 students
662 Airport Rd
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5116
Grades: K-3
| 93 students
200 Jenks Ave
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5117
Grades: K-3
| 82 students
19466 Route 119 Hwy N
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5118
Grades: K-3
| 85 students
9329 Route 536
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5119
Grades: K-3
| 159 students
478 Main St
Anita, PA 15711
(814) 938-5120
Grades: K-3
| 86 students
465 Beyer Ave
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5151
Grades: 4-7
| 642 students
300 Center St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5122
Grades: K-3
| 140 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Punxsutawney Area School District
  • 475 Beyer Ave, Punxsutawney, PA, 15767-1467
  • (814) 938-5151
  • punxsy.k12.pa.us
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 2,097 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.07

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