School district data reflects the latest publicly available data from the PA Department of Education. )[208] After 40 years of service, Pennsylvania public school teachers and administrators can retire with 100% of the average salary of their final 3 years of employment. Adapted PSSA examinations are given to children in the special education programs. [274] Among the public school districts in Fayette County, the highest award was given to Albert Gallatin Area School District which received $412,696. State - 78.6%, 2010 - 52% (27% below basic). In 7th grade, 43% were on grade level in reading, while 26.7% showed on grade level math skills. Must reside within the boundaries of Lions District 14-M (Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington County) ... Current high school senior at Connellsville Area Senior High; Accepted into the College of Business Administration at the Oakland main campus (No other major field of study, Pitt branch campus, or other university qualifies for this scholarship). Property taxes in Pennsylvania are relatively high on a national scale. During the same period, 28 percent of 11th and 12th graders in rural school districts took the exam, compared to 32 percent of urban students in the same grades. According to 2000 federal census data, Connellsville Area School District serves a resident population of 38,303. The revised 2020-2021 Connellsville Area School District calendar for students and staff is available here. In Philadelphia, it was nearly 49 percent of the district's budget. Connellsville Area Junior High School is a federally designated Title i school. The students continue to have full access to activities and programs at their high school. 5 Apr. A study was done by The Education Management Group, LLC., found that Connellsville Area School district experienced a sharp decline in enrollment of 1,100 students since 2001. In Pennsylvania, 80% of the school districts serve student populations under 5,000, and 40% serve less than 2,000. [150], The school was constructed in 1956 as Connellsville Joint High School, when the district was formed in 1966, the name was changed to Connellsville Area High School until the present school was built, then it became a Junior High School. [239] The average Pennsylvania public, school teacher pension in 2011 exceeded $60,000 a year, plus they receive federal Social Security benefits. [203], In 2013, the average teacher salary in Connellsville Area School District was $61,339 a year. [42], The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives Sunshine Review gave the school board and district administration an "F" for transparency based on a review of "What information can people find on their school district's website". Connellsville Area School District received more than $41.4 million in state funding in school year 2007-08. The Connellsville Area School District is a large rural, public school district which covers the City of Connellsville, the Boroughs of Dawson, Dunbar, Ohiopyle, Seven Springs, South Connellsville and Vanderbilt and Bullskin Township, Connellsville Township, Dunbar Township, Saltlick Township, Springfield Township and Stewart Township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. [232], Freedom From Religion Foundation lawsuit On September 27, 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sued the Connellsville Area School District over a large granite monument with Ten Commandments displayed near the main entrance to the Connellsville Junior High School, citing that the school is in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment. ", "Pennsylvania Median household income, 2006-2010 by County", "American Fact Finder, State and County quick facts", "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010", "Lower wages for whites, higher wages for immigrants, and inequality for all", "Connellsville Area School District Performance Audit", "BULLSKIN Elementary School AYP Overview", "BULLSKIN Elementary School Academic Achievement report Card 2011", "Clifford N. Pritts Elementary School AYP Overview", "Clifford N. 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[235], Tuition Students who live in the Connellsville Area School District's attendance area may choose to attend one of Pennsylvania's 157 public charter schools. 2011 - 70%, (14% below basic). Property tax rates in 2015-16 were set by the school board at 12.9528 mills. Sign in with Google $54,492,274 (2009-10). View PA recently sold homes near the Connellsville Area School District. ANNOUNCEMENT of Connellsville Area School District’s Board of School Directors' Approved, Pennsylvania Department of Education Health and Safety Plan for Phased Reopening Schools Show All News. Social Hub & Gallery. 1142, No. In Algebra 1, 72.15% showed on grade level skills. [266] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania spent $7,824 Per Pupil in the year 2000. 2012 - 37% on grade level (13% below basic). [205][206] Pennsylvania teacher salaries (2013–14) are searchable in a statewide database provided by TribLive News. The tests focused on the state's Academic Standards for reading, writing, mathematics and science. [348] This was the second year CUSD was the top recipient. For a school district with a market value/personal income aid ratio (MV/PI AR) greater than 0.4000, its index equals the base index multiplied by the sum of .75 and its MV/PI AR for the current year. 2011 - 70% (19% below basic). 5 Mar. As of 2007, Pennsylvania ranked in the top 10 states in average teacher salaries. 4,456 pupils (2013)[4] A Gifted Individualized Education Plan is developed for each gifted student. In 2011, five district schools were on the bottom 15% achievement list: Zachariah Connell Elementary School, Springfield Elementary School, Dunbar Township Elementary School, Connellsville Township Elementary School, and Connellsville Junior High School West. In December 2013, the district administration reported that 910 pupils or 19.1% of the district's pupils received Special Education services, with 44% of the identified students having a specific learning disability. State - 70%, 2007 - 45% (29% below basic). Closed in 2012, students shifted to combined Connellsville Area Junior High School in the Connellsville Junior High School East building. [184], Students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may take the PSSA-M an alternative math exam rather than the PSSA. State - 81%, 2009 - 65% (17% below basic), State - 80%, 2008 - 65% (15% below basic), State - 78%, 2007 - 70% (14% below basic), State - 75%, 2012 - 70% on grade level (18% below basic). Be the first to review! In December 2008, the district administration reported that 947 pupils or 18.1% of the district's pupils received Special Education services, with 45% of the identified students having a specific learning disability. [196] Funding for special education programs is borne largely on a local basis at 60%, with the state contributing $1 billion or 30% and the federal government providing 10% of the funding. Pennsylvania 7th graders were 58% on grade level in reading and 33% demonstrated on grade level math skills. [340], Connellsville Area School Board did not apply for any exceptions to exceed the Act 1 index for the budget in 2010-2011. The lowest administrative cost per pupil in Pennsylvania was $398 per pupil. The Connellsville Area School District high school list above should give you more information on how to choose the right school or contact any of the schools in the Connellsville Area School District. The College Board reported that statewide scores were: 494 in reading, 504 in math and 482 in writing. 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