Southern Columbia Area School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,356 students in Southern Columbia Area School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Southern Columbia Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 62% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Southern Columbia Area School District are Southern Columbia High School, Hartman El Center and Southern Columbia Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Southern Columbia 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

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)

Overview

School District Name
Southern Columbia 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
3 Schools
2,981 Schools
# Students
1,356 Students
1,705,456 Students
# Teachers
95 Teachers
117,508 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Southern Columbia Area School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (PA)
Overall District Rank
#112 out of 707 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Southern Columbia Area   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Southern Columbia 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)
73%
62%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Southern Columbia 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
≥95%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Southern Columbia 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
0.08
0.53
# American Indian Students
3 Students
2,610 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
5 Students
66,991 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
15 Students
194,375 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
11%
# Black Students
4 Students
247,656 Students
% Black Students
n/a
15%
# White Students
1,300 Students
1,124,325 Students
% White Students
96%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,444 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
28 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:
84
120,153
# Students in 1st Grade:
97
125,768
# Students in 2nd Grade:
89
125,945
# Students in 3rd Grade:
100
129,030
# Students in 4th Grade:
108
133,005
# Students in 5th Grade:
115
133,737
# Students in 6th Grade:
107
132,610
# Students in 7th Grade:
103
132,085
# Students in 8th Grade:
136
133,317
# Students in 9th Grade:
91
139,322
# Students in 10th Grade:
115
133,615
# Students in 11th Grade:
109
130,154
# Students in 12th Grade:
102
128,915
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,614 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 $19,173 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
$23 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Southern Columbia 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
$26 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total spending of Southern Columbia 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
$16,614
$16,289
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Southern Columbia 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
$19,173
$15,665
This chart display average spending per public school student in Southern Columbia 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 Southern Columbia Area School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southern Columbia High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
812 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(570) 356-3450
Grades: 9-12
| 417 students
Rank: #22.
Hartman El Center
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
802 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(570) 356-3250
Grades: K-4
| 478 students
Rank: #33.
Southern Columbia Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
810 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(570) 356-3400
Grades: 5-8
| 461 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 1,356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in PA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08

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