New Castle Area School District

  • 420 FERN ST
  • NEW CASTLE, PA 16101
  • (724) 656-4756
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District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate70.2%82.7%
Dropout Rate4.1%2.6%
Per Pupil Spending$10,507$11,954
Students Per Teacher14.013.7
Number of Schools7-
Number of Students3,433-
Number of (FTE) Teachers245-

District Test Scores

PSSA - Test Performance by Grade and Subject
Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201087.6%84.5%
200974.7%81.7%
200877.5%80.5%
 
Reading Test
201076.6%75.2%
200975.9%77.0%
200879.3%76.8%
 
Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201078.1%84.9%
200984.8%81.8%
200871.5%79.6%
 
Reading Test
201068.1%72.9%
200972.8%72.6%
200859.1%70.1%
 
Science Test
201064.5%81.4%
200981.4%83.4%
200878.9%81.5%
 
Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201065.5%74.4%
200976.3%73.5%
200873.3%73.2%
 
Reading Test
201060.3%64.1%
200964.7%64.5%
200852.0%61.6%
 
Writing Test
201054.8%61.8%
200954.8%58.1%
200863.1%57.3%
 
Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201071.4%78.0%
200971.8%75.7%
200863.4%72.3%
 
Reading Test
201057.7%68.8%
200963.7%67.6%
200854.4%66.9%
 
Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201069.6%77.9%
200970.7%75.3%
200867.8%70.6%
 
Reading Test
201060.5%73.5%
200960.1%71.4%
200871.3%70.0%
 
Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201072.1%75.2%
200968.1%71.3%
200864.8%70.3%
 
Reading Test
201074.5%81.9%
200977.2%80.5%
200869.1%78.3%
 
Science Test
201033.2%57.2%
200955.5%54.8%
200844.6%52.7%
 
Writing Test
201063.3%75.2%
200965.7%71.2%
200860.7%69.1%
 
Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Math Test
201049.5%59.6%
200943.1%55.6%
200858.1%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201057.4%67.2%
200952.7%65.2%
200869.6%64.7%
 
Science Test
201022.9%39.8%
200925.6%39.7%
200824.2%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201072.4%80.7%
200973.0%82.7%
200888.4%85.8%
 
Distict total - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
Writing Test
200870.0%-
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment3,43314.0
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students-
Kindergarten Students408
1st Grade Students272
2nd Grade Students243
3rd Grade Students230
4th Grade Students258
5th Grade Students224
6th Grade Students250
7th Grade Students227
8th Grade Students263
9th Grade Students327
10th Grade Students236
11th Grade Students194
12th Grade Students221
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native-
Asian or Pacific Islander15
Hispanic45
Black (Non-Hispanic)872
White (Non-Hispanic)2,350
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male1,711
Female1,571

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers24514.0
Prekindergarten Teachers7-
Kindergarten Teachers13-
Elementary Teachers123-
Secondary Teachers89-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes13-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides76
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors3
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors5
Elementary2
Secondary3
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians4
Library Support Staff2
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff146
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators5
LEA Administrative Support Staff13
School Administrators9
School Administrative Support Staff15
Student Support Services4
Other Support Services Staff100

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$45,938,000-
Total Local Revenues$13,190,00028.7%
Property Tax$9,623,00020.9%
Public Utility Tax$16,0000.03%
Individual And Corporate Income Taxes$909,0002.0%
All Other Taxes$161,0000.4%
Other School Systems$818,0001.8%
Cities and Counties$1,0000.00%
Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$16,0000.03%
School Lunch$528,0001.1%
District Activity Receipts$25,0000.05%
Rents and Royalties$43,0000.09%
Sale of Property$252,0000.5%
Interest Earnings$396,0000.9%
Private Contributions$40,0000.09%
Miscellaneous$362,0000.8%
Total State Revenues$27,884,00060.7%
General Formula Assistance$20,641,00044.9%
Staff Improvement Programs$1,652,0003.6%
Special Education Programs$2,408,0005.2%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$92,0000.2%
School Lunch Programs$98,0000.2%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$733,0001.6%
Transportation Programs$754,0001.6%
Other Programs$1,506,0003.3%
Total Federal Revenues$4,864,00010.6%
Through State - Title I$3,160,0006.9%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$412,0000.9%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$36,0000.08%
Through State - Title V, Part A$2,0000.00%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$911,0002.0%
Through State - Other$333,0000.7%
Direct - Impact Aid$10,0000.02%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$36,469,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$24,391,00066.9%
Total Support Services Expenditures$10,492,00028.8%
Student Support$1,423,0003.1%
Instructional Staff Support$516,0001.1%
General Administration Support$1,253,0002.7%
School Administration Support$1,645,0003.6%
Operation and Maintenance Support$3,080,0006.7%
Student Transportation Support$1,400,0003.0%
Other Support Services$1,175,0002.6%
Total Other Expenditures$1,586,0004.3%
Food Services$1,586,0003.5%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 70.2%
Total Diploma Count 200
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients -
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-12424.1%

Map and Listings of Schools Within New Castle Area School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 7
  • Students: 3,433
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 245
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CROTON PRE-KINDERGARTEN CENTER SCHOOL
420 Fern St
New Castle, PA
Public | KG
140 19.4

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HARRY W LOCKLEY KINDERGARTEN CENTER SCHOOL
900 East Main St
New Castle, PA
Public | KG
268 14.2

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JOHN F KENNEDY SCHOOL
326 Laurel Blvd
New Castle, PA
Public | 1-3
285 13.5

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NEW CASTLE JUNIOR / HIGH SCHOOL
300 East Lincoln Ave
New Castle, PA
Public | 7-12
1,468 14.4

2.5 out of 5
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THADDEUS STEVENS SCHOOL
831 Harrison St
New Castle, PA
Public | 1-3
245 13.2

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WASHINGTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
101 East Euclid Ave
New Castle, PA
Public | 4-6
732 12.8

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WEST SIDE SCHOOL
708 West Washington St
New Castle, PA
Public | 1-3
215 11.4

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