[390], Pennsylvania school district revenues are dominated by two main sources: 1) Property tax collections, which account for the vast majority (between 75-85%) of local revenues; and 2) Act 511 tax collections (Local Tax Enabling Act), which are around 15% of revenues for school districts. Abington Heights is a PIAA District 2 school district which actively participates in the following sports: The district is divided into three regions, which include the following municipalities:[441] Three school board directors are elected from each region. [342], In the 2013–14 school year, the Abington Heights School District received a 2.3% increase or $6,007,631 in Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding. State - 75%, 2012 - 92%, 67% advanced (4% below basic). [76] Fifty-four percent of the 2,676 public schools in Pennsylvania achieved a passing score of 70 or better. ASD Forward Student Handbooks – Coming Soon. In 2014–15, all Pennsylvania school districts were required to make a 21.4% of payroll payment to the teacher's pension fund (PSERS). [313] The average Pennsylvania public school teacher pension in 2011 exceeds $60,000 a year plus they receive federal Social Security benefits: both are free of Pennsylvania state income tax and local income tax which funds local public schools. The District received another $255,367 in Ready To Learn grant which was $39,445 less than it would have received under the approved state formula for distribution. Abington Heights Middle School PSSA mandated testing results were: 76% of students in 8th grade were on grade level in reading, while just 39% of students demonstrated on grade level in mathematics. The District also reported $2,170,247 in its unreserved funds in 2013. [88] From 2003 through 2008, the High School achieved Adequate Yearly Progress each school year. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 570.585.5309 Click here to view the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement. This is a 2.5% increase over 2015-16 funding to the District. The program called for the state to audit the district, at no cost to local taxpayers, to identify ways the district could save tax dollars. According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 29,222 residents. [333][334] In April 2016, Governor Wolf announced his finalized dispersement of 2015-16 state Basic Education Funding. State law gives the Pennsylvania Department of Education the power to order the teachers to return so that students will complete 180 days of school by June 15. Statewide 61.9% of fifth (5th) graders were on grade level in reading, while 42.8% demonstrated on grade level math skills. Home This was a 1.43% increase yielding a $88,996 increase over the previous school year funding. The highest percentage of BEF increase in Lackawanna County was 5.8% awarded to Scranton School District under the state's Basic Education Funding formula. This approach permits such specialized instructional strategies as tiered assignments, curriculum compacting, flexible grouping, learning stations, independent projects and independent contracts. This is the percentage of students that scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test. Abington Heights School District ranked 314th. For more information see the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act at the following: PHRC Website. On Nov. 12, 2020, we will be following the previously scheduled cycle and building times PreK-12. The combination of staying home when not feeling well, mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, disinfecting of the schools and the identification and notification process for positive cases within the school community and their identified close contacts combined, all best mitigate the dangers of spread of COVID-19. In 2013, the school's enrollment was 289 pupils in grades kindergarten through 4th, with 29% of pupils receiving a federal free or reduced price meals due to family poverty. "[42], Abington Heights School District's High School was cited in a state report regarding irregularities in the PSSA testing. The District's Verbal Average Score was 522. The teachers' union rejected both of the reports. Another 181 school districts adopted a preliminary budget leaving open the option of exceeding the Index limit. [428] For the school budget 2014–15, 316 Pennsylvania public school districts adopted a resolution certifying that tax rates would not be increased above its Act 1 Index limit. The first high school in the Abingtons was built in 1875, and was called "Abington High School." [108], By Pennsylvania School Board regulations, beginning with the class of 2020,[109][110] public school students must demonstrate successful completion of secondary level course work in Algebra I, Biology, and English Literature by passing the Keystone Exams. State - 82%, 2011 - 94%, 71% adv. Neither of these officials are voting members of the School Board. In mathematics, just 59% of 5th grade students showed on grade level math skills. The District has the option of applying for several other state and federal grants to increase revenues. The Abington Heights School Board accepted both fact finding reports. The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. Author: Elizabeth Worthington Published: 4:01 PM … Clarks Summit Elementary School is located at 401 W Grove Street, Clarks Summit. In Lackawanna County, the highest percentage increase in state funding was awarded to Old Forge School District - 3.51%. [131] Pennsylvania ranked 40th among states with SAT scores: Verbal - 493, Math - 501, Writing - 479. 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State - 84%, 2012 - 94%, 50% adv.