Lakeland School District (Pennsylvania)

The Lakeland School District is a small, rural, public school district located in northern Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It comprises the boroughs of Jermyn and Mayfield and the townships of Carbondale (to be distinguished from the city of Carbondale which it partially surrounds), Greenfield, and Scott. It was organized June 30, 1968 as a jointure among the three districts previously serving the five municipalities. Lakeland School District encompasses an area of 66.2 square miles (171 km2). Lakeland School District attendance area had a population of 11,966, according to the 2000 federal census. By 2010, the district's population increased to 12,097 people.[1] The educational attainment levels for the School District population (25 years old and over) were 91.8% high school graduates and 24.7% college graduates.[2] The district is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania.

Lakeland School District
1355 Lakeland Drive
Scott Township
, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 18433-3140
United States
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Crest of the Lakeland School District

According to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 29.2% of the district's pupils lived at 185% or below the Federal Poverty Level [1] as shown by their eligibility for the federal free or reduced price school meal programs in 2012.[3] In 2009, Lakeland School District residents' per capita income was $18,876, while the median family income was $45,653 a year.[4] In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501[5] and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010.[6] In Lackawanna County, the median household income was $43,673.[7] By 2013, the median household income in the United States rose to $52,100.[8] In 2014, the median household income in the USA was $53,700.[9]

Lakeland School District operates three schools: Lakeland Elementary School - Scott Campus (K-6), Lakeland Elementary School - Mayfield Campus (K-6), and Lakeland Junior/Senior High School (7-12). Occupational training and adult education in various vocational and technical fields were provided by the district and the Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna County. Special education is provided by the district and the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit NEIU19. The federal government controls programs it funds like: Title I funding for low income children in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, which mandates the district focus resources on student success in acquiring reading and math skills.

The Lakeland area has become bound by the school as a community. Lakeland's geographic position with respect to the other districts of Lackawanna County is illustrated in the map given. However, no roads provide direct links to Mid Valley or North Pocono. Also, not shown are neighboring districts Mountain View (Susquehanna County) to the north and Western Wayne (Wayne County) to the east. Long Carbondale and Valley View borders indicate Lakeland's particularly strong relationships with each. They are two of the Chiefs' most competitive athletic rivals. Many Lakeland families have close relatives in, or descend from natives of, both areas. Finally, most of Lakeland's country residents travel to the city of Carbondale or the towns of Valley View regularly for work, shopping, and recreation.

Regions and constituent municipalities edit

The district is divided into three regions, which include the following municipalities:[10]

Region I
Region II
Region III

Extracurricular activities edit

The district offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and an extensive, publicly funded sports program.[11]

Athletics edit

The district provides:

Performing Arts edit

Miscellaneous edit

References edit

  1. ^ US Census Bureau, 2010 Census Poverty Data by Local Education Agency, 2011
  2. ^ proximityone (2014). "School District Comparative Analysis Profiles".
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Education Facts Student Poverty Concentration by LEA, 2012
  4. ^ American Fact Finder, US Census Bureau, 2009
  5. ^ US Census Bureau (2010). "American Fact Finder, State and County quick facts". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
  6. ^ US Census Bureau (September 2011). "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010" (PDF).
  7. ^ US Census Bureau (2014). "Pennsylvania Median household income, 2006-2010 by County".
  8. ^ Michael Sauter; Alexander E.M. Hess (August 31, 2013). "America's most popular six-figure jobs". USA Today.
  9. ^ Guo, Jeff (September 15, 2015). "Lower wages for whites, higher wages for immigrants, and inequality for all". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ "History of Lakeland School District". Lakeland School District. Schoolwires, Inc. 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "Disclosure of Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities".

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