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Pennsylvania Public School Districts (K-12)

There are about 500 public school districts in Pennsylvania with a K-12 enrollment of approximately 1.8 million students. Median enrollment is approximately 2,300 students. About 125,000 high school seniors graduate each school year.

Large Districts

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are the largest districts having 187,000 and 34,000 students, respectively.

Other urban-area school districts are Allentown, Reading, Bethlehem, Erie and Lancaster.

Suburban districts with the largest enrollments are Central Bucks (19,500 Bucks County), North Penn (13,200, Montgomery County), Council Rock (12,500, Bucks County, West Chester Area (11,600, Chester County) and Pennsbury (11,300, Bucks County). (Note: the three largest Bucks County school districts, together have a student enrollment greater than Pittsburgh.)

Small Districts

About 10% of the districts have enrollments of less than 1,000 students. A number of small school district boundaries are co-terminous with municipal boroughs. In Bucks County, Bristol Boro (1,250) and Morrisville Boro (925); in Lancaster County, Columbia Borough (1,450); Allegheny County, Brentwood Borough (1,325); Beaver County, Midland Borough (328).

Table, below, shows Pennsylvania School Districts by K-12 enrollment (highest to lowest).


Philadelphia City SDPhiladelphia187,547
Pittsburgh SDAllegheny34,131
Central Bucks SDBucks19,586
Allentown City SDLehigh17,521
Reading SDBerks17,413
Bethlehem Area SDLehigh14,984
North Penn SDMontgomery13,291
Erie City SDErie12,637
Council Rock SDBucks12,486
Upper Darby SDDelaware12,245
Pocono Mountain SDMonroe11,703
West Chester Area SDChester11,674
Pennsbury SDBucks11,280
Lancaster SDLancaster11,134
Central Dauphin SDDauphin11,108
Downingtown Area SDChester11,009
Hazleton Area SDLuzerne9,507
Neshaminy SDBucks9,289
Scranton SDLackawanna9,099
Parkland SDLehigh8,827
Easton Area SDNorthampton8,728
Altoona Area SDBlair8,382
Harrisburg City SDDauphin8,312
Butler Area SDButler8,263
Chambersburg Area SDFranklin8,249
West Shore SDCumberland8,226
North Allegheny SDAllegheny8,183
East Stroudsburg Area SDMonroe7,923
Seneca Valley SDButler7,710
Cumberland Valley SDCumberland7,694
East Penn SDLehigh7,348
Abington SDMontgomery7,338
State College Area SDCentre7,324
Hempfield SDLancaster7,261
Coatesville Area SDChester7,169
Pennridge SDBucks7,151
Millcreek Township SDErie7122
Boyertown Area SDBerks7,049
Pleasant Valley SDMonroe7,024
Wilkes-Barre Area SDLuzerne6,969
Norristown Area SDMontgomery6,835
Lower Merion SDMontgomery6,789
Spring-Ford Area SDMontgomery6,780
Bristol Township SDBucks6,744
Souderton Area SDMontgomery6,693
York City SDYork6,643
Hempfield Area SDWestmoreland6,585
Armstrong SDArmstrong6,308
Centennial SDBucks6,305
Bensalem Township SDBucks6,186
Williamsport Area SDLycoming5,933
Mifflin County SDMifflin5,916
Warren County SDWarren5,889
Ridley SDDelaware5,844
Tredyffrin-Easttown SDChester5,800
Northampton Area SDNorthampton5,697
Stroudsburg Area SDMonroe5,693
Red Lion Area SDYork5,620
Connellsville Area SDFayette5,618
Delaware Valley SDPike5,616
Penn Hills SDAllegheny5,616
William Penn SDDelaware5,610
Shaler Area SDAllegheny5,562
Woodland Hills SDAllegheny5,559
Haverford Township SDDelaware5,522
Wilson SDBerks5,502
Mt Lebanon SDAllegheny5,494
Hatboro-Horsham SDMontgomery5,462
Dallastown Area SDYork5,455
Manheim Township SDLancaster5,417
Penn Manor SDLancaster5,406
Quakertown Community SDBucks5,379
Methacton SDMontgomery5,338
Norwin SDWestmoreland5,194
Bethel Park SDAllegheny5,150
Perkiomen Valley SDMontgomery5,119
Wyoming Valley West SDLuzerne5,053
Chester-Upland SDDelaware5,019
Avon Grove SDChester4,988
Central York SDYork4,868
North Hills SDAllegheny4,822
Carlisle Area SDCumberland4,804
Cornwall-Lebanon SDLebanon4,770
Keystone Central SDClinton4,763
Cheltenham Township SDMontgomery4,732
Penn-Trafford SDWestmoreland4,717
Colonial SDMontgomery4,652
Wissahickon SDMontgomery4,594
Fox Chapel Area SDAllegheny4,582
Warwick SDLancaster4,576
Mckeesport Area SDAllegheny4,560
Nazareth Area SDNorthampton4,526
Kiski Area SDWestmoreland4,491
Canon-Mcmillan SDWashington4,456
Baldwin-Whitehall SDAllegheny4,437
Plum Borough SDAllegheny4,428
Upper Dublin SDMontgomery4,415
Dubois Area SDClearfield4,390
Owen J Roberts SDChester4,347
Greater Latrobe SDWestmoreland4,343
Gateway SDAllegheny4,329
Lebanon SDLebanon4,299
Garnet Valley SDDelaware4,212
Exeter Township SDBerks4,194
Governor Mifflin SDBerks4,192
Southeast Delco SDDelaware4,167
Crawford Central SDCrawford4,163
Upper Saint Clair SDAllegheny4,148
Whitehall-Coplay SDLehigh4,141
Waynesboro Area SDFranklin4,124
Albert Gallatin Area SDFayette4,062
Pine-Richland SDAllegheny4,041
Peters Township SDWashington4,036
South Western SDYork4,035
Kennett Consolidated SDChester4,019
Ephrata Area SDLancaster3,998
Rose Tree Media SDDelaware3,978
Great Valley SDChester3,972
Elizabethtown Area SDLancaster3,963
Wallenpaupack Area SDWayne3,956
Interboro SDDelaware3,949
Solanco SDLancaster3,940
Conestoga Valley SDLancaster3,921
Penncrest SDCrawford3,909
Unionville-Chadds Ford SDChester3,909
Lower Dauphin SDDauphin3,896
Spring Grove Area SDYork3,855
Moon Area SDAllegheny3,821
Trinity Area SDWashington3,796
Franklin Regional SDWestmoreland3,786
New Castle Area SDLawrence3,774
Hollidaysburg Area SDBlair3,769
Conewago Valley SDAdams3,752
Chichester SDDelaware3,695
Abington Heights SDLackawanna3,639
Bangor Area SDNorthampton3,637
Laurel Highlands SDFayette3,637
Ringgold SDWashington3,620
Cocalico SDLancaster3,606
Daniel Boone Area SDBerks3,587
Wallingford-Swarthmore SDDelaware3,550
Mechanicsburg Area SDCumberland3,539
Dover Area SDYork3,531
Uniontown Area SDFayette3,521
Eastern Lancaster County SDLancaster3,469
Derry Township SDDauphin3,464
Upper Merion Area SDMontgomery3,459
Marple Newtown SDDelaware3,458
Chartiers Valley SDAllegheny3,455
Radnor Township SDDelaware3,447
Greensburg Salem SDWestmoreland3,404
Springfield SDDelaware3,386
Penn-Delco SDDelaware3,355
Oxford Area SDChester3,344
Upper Perkiomen SDMontgomery3,325
Greater Johnstown SDCambria3,316
Berwick Area SDLuzerne3,313
Gettysburg Area SDAdams3,302
Shippensburg Area SDFranklin3,299
Southern York County SDYork3,285
South Eastern SDYork3,284
Wayne Highlands SDWayne3,278
West Allegheny SDAllegheny3,263
West Mifflin Area SDAllegheny3,263
Pottsgrove SDMontgomery3,252
North Pocono SDLackawanna3,240
Twin Valley SDChester3,236
Montour SDAllegheny3,235
Phoenixville Area SDChester3,226
Pottstown SDMontgomery3,225
Lampeter-Strasburg SDLancaster3,223
Northern York County SDYork3,221
Shikellamy SDNorthumberland3,216
Juniata County SDJuniata3,215
Northeastern York SDYork3,215
Pittston Area SDLuzerne3,196
Hampton Township SDAllegheny3,159
Susquehanna Township SDDauphin3,148
West York Area SDYork3,146
Big Spring SDCumberland3,143
Indiana Area SDIndiana3,138
Manheim Central SDLancaster3,138
Muhlenberg SDBerks3,127
Pottsville Area SDSchuylkill3,106
Upper Moreland Township SDMontgomery3,104
Tunkhannock Area SDWyoming3,099
Crestwood SDLuzerne3,076
Ambridge Area SDBeaver3,062
Southern Lehigh SDLehigh3,014
Palmyra Area SDLebanon3,007
Bellefonte Area SDCentre2,990
Clearfield Area SDClearfield2,968
Bradford Area SDMckean2,954
Belle Vernon Area SDFayette2,949
Highlands SDAllegheny2,941
Jersey Shore Area SDLycoming2,936
Blue Mountain SDSchuylkill2,918
West Jefferson Hills SDAllegheny2,902
Elizabeth Forward SDAllegheny2,901
Conrad Weiser Area SDBerks2,888
South Butler County SDButler2,884
Mars Area SDButler2,857
Selinsgrove Area SDSnyder2,855
West Perry SDPerry2,847
East Pennsboro Area SDCumberland2,829
Conneaut SDCrawford2,824
Hopewell Area SDBeaver2,821
Blackhawk SDBeaver2,797
Greencastle-Antrim SDFranklin2,787
Hamburg Area SDBerks2,746
Grove City Area SDMercer2,721
Punxsutawney Area SDJefferson2,713
York Suburban SDYork2,704
Derry Area SDWestmoreland2,701
Donegal SDLancaster2,693
Somerset Area SDSomerset2,660
Eastern York SDYork2,659
Wyoming Area SDLuzerne2,655
Tuscarora SDFranklin2,651
Octorara Area SDChester2,650
Fleetwood Area SDBerks2,646
Dallas SDLuzerne2,618
Danville Area SDMontour2,583
Valley View SDLackawanna2,579
Western Wayne SDWayne2,561
Yough SDWestmoreland2,545
Shamokin Area SDNorthumberland2,541
Saint Marys Area SDElk2,536
New Kensington-Arnold SDWestmoreland2,512
Mifflinburg Area SDUnion2,505
Slippery Rock Area SDButler2,501
Lehighton Area SDCarbon2,500
Corry Area SDErie2,497
Mount Pleasant Area SDWestmoreland2,490
Northern Lebanon SDLebanon2,486
Middletown Area SDDauphin2,469
Northern Tioga SDTioga2,469
Littlestown Area SDAdams2,468
Eastern Lebanon County SDLebanon2,436
Keystone Oaks SDAllegheny2,436
Oil City Area SDVenango2,431
Athens Area SDBradford2,425
Sharon City SDMercer2,421
Milton Area SDNorthumberland2,418
General Mclane SDErie2,405
Midd-West SDSnyder2,405
Titusville Area SDCrawford2,403
Steel Valley SDAllegheny2,396
Bedford Area SDBedford2,365
Saucon Valley SDNorthampton2,356
Huntingdon Area SDHuntingdon2,327
Mcguffey SDWashington2,317
Central Greene SDGreene2,316
Northwestern Lehigh SDLehigh2,311
Forest Hills SDCambria2,308
Franklin Area SDVenango2,278
Southmoreland SDWestmoreland2,269
Fort Leboeuf SDErie2,256
Southern Tioga SDTioga2,255
Wilson Area SDNorthampton2,247
Susquenita SDPerry2,222
South Park SDAllegheny2,211
Lake-Lehman SDLuzerne2,193
Hermitage SDMercer2,190
Central Columbia SDColumbia2,186
South Middleton SDCumberland2,180
Burrell SDWestmoreland2,162
Blairsville-Saltsburg SDIndiana2,157
Ellwood City Area SDLawrence2,148
Greater Nanticoke Area SDLuzerne2,137
Tamaqua Area SDSchuylkill2,136
Bermudian Springs SDAdams2,126
Beaver Area SDBeaver2,125
Philipsburg-Osceola Area SDCentre2,104
Hanover Area SDLuzerne2,096
Northern Lehigh SDLehigh2,094
Montoursville Area SDLycoming2,086
Palisades SDBucks2,083
Harbor Creek SDErie2,075
Oley Valley SDBerks2,074
Deer Lakes SDAllegheny2,068
Springfield Township SDMontgomery2,067
Ligonier Valley SDWestmoreland2,060
Girard SDErie2,033
Bald Eagle Area SDCentre2,023
Center Area SDBeaver2,005
Freeport Area SDArmstrong2,002
Palmerton Area SDCarbon2,002
Pen Argyl Area SDNorthampton1,999
Brandywine Heights Area SDBerks1,997
Brownsville Area SDFayette1,970
Mohawk Area SDLawrence1,969
Schuylkill Valley SDBerks1,967
Washington SDWashington1,965
North Schuylkill SDSchuylkill1,962
Pequea Valley SDLancaster1,937
Quaker Valley SDAllegheny1,937
South Fayette Township SDAllegheny1,929
Central Cambria SDCambria1,925
East Allegheny SDAllegheny1,920
New Brighton Area SDBeaver1,915
Jim Thorpe Area SDCarbon1,913
Spring Cove SDBlair1,911
Montrose Area SDSusquehanna1,904
Big Beaver Falls Area SDBeaver1,899
Tyrone Area SDBlair1,895
North East SDErie1,889
Riverside Beaver County SDBeaver1,887
Brookville Area SDJefferson1,863
Wyomissing Area SDBerks1,858
Lower Moreland Township SDMontgomery1,853
Salisbury Township SDLehigh1,852
Northwestern SDErie1,844
Chestnut Ridge SDBedford1,840
Troy Area SDBradford1,837
Karns City Area SDButler1,822
Warrior Run SDNorthumberland1,822
Towanda Area SDBradford1,810
Upper Adams SDAdams1,800
Lewisburg Area SDUnion1,798
Penn Cambria SDCambria1,790
East Lycoming SDLycoming1,780
Kutztown Area SDBerks1,772
Bloomsburg Area SDColumbia1,751
Catasauqua Area SDLehigh1,743
South Allegheny SDAllegheny1,743
Moniteau SDButler1,741
Freedom Area SDBeaver1,738
Tulpehocken Area SDBerks1,737
Westmont Hilltop SDCambria1,730
Pine Grove Area SDSchuylkill1,726
Dunmore SDLackawanna1,714
Mount Carmel Area SDNorthumberland1,712
Annville-Cleona SDLebanon1,703
Marion Center Area SDIndiana1,690
Charleroi SDWashington1,689
Lakeland SDLackawanna1,684
Hanover Public SDYork1,668
Wellsboro Area SDTioga1,666
Cambria Heights SDCambria1,653
Fairview SDErie1,646
Penns Valley Area SDCentre1,642
Wattsburg Area SDErie1,638
Greenville Area SDMercer1,635
Wilkinsburg Borough SDAllegheny1,602
Mid Valley SDLackawanna1,588
Carlynton SDAllegheny1,583
Richland SDCambria1,583
Apollo-Ridge SDArmstrong1,580
Wilmington Area SDLawrence1,577
Burgettstown Area SDWashington1,564
Panther Valley SDCarbon1,528
Mount Union Area SDMifflin1,521
Everett Area SDBedford1,517
Elk Lake SDSusquehanna1,499
Riverside SDLackawanna1,493
Mercer Area SDMercer1,483
Northgate SDAllegheny1,479
Carbondale Area SDLackawanna1,475
Wyalusing Area SDBradford1,465
Reynolds SDMercer1,464
Columbia Borough SDLancaster1,461
Sto-Rox SDAllegheny1,454
Windber Area SDSomerset1,443
Mountain View SDSusquehanna1,442
Laurel SDLawrence1,434
South Williamsport Area SDLycoming1,432
Southern Columbia Area SDColumbia1,432
Schuylkill Haven Area SDSchuylkill1,421
Aliquippa SDBeaver1,409
Cranberry Area SDVenango1,402
North Star SDSomerset1,402
Bethlehem-Center SDWashington1,401
Northwest Area SDLuzerne1,401
New Hope-Solebury SDBucks1,397
Redbank Valley SDClarion1,393
Loyalsock Township SDLycoming1,389
Southern Huntingdon County SDHuntingdon1,381
Union City Area SDErie1,375
Shenango Area SDLawrence1,373
South Side Area SDBeaver1,368
Jeannette City SDWestmoreland1,364
Lackawanna Trail SDWyoming1,357
Sharpsville Area SDMercer1,356
Kane Area SDMckean1,353
Avonworth SDAllegheny1,351
Bellwood-Antis SDBlair1,345
Lakeview SDMercer1,343
Steelton-Highspire SDDauphin1,341
Brentwood Borough SDAllegheny1,328
West Branch Area SDClearfield1,322
Fort Cherry SDWashington1,315
Neshannock Township SDLawrence1,313
Upper Dauphin Area SDDauphin1,308
Fairfield Area SDAdams1,306
Line Mountain SDNorthumberland1,290
United SDIndiana1,287
Bristol Borough SDBucks1,265
Iroquois SDErie1,256
Newport SDPerry1,256
Northern Cambria SDCambria1,251
Halifax Area SDDauphin1,245
Curwensville Area SDClearfield1,242
Riverview SDAllegheny1,237
Tussey Mountain SDBedford1,227
Sayre Area SDBradford1,223
West Middlesex Area SDMercer1,222
Bentworth SDWashington1,221
Allegheny Valley SDAllegheny1,217
Chartiers-Houston SDWashington1,210
Purchase Line SDIndiana1,210
Keystone SDClarion1,205
Canton Area SDBradford1,200
Frazier SDFayette1,194
Blue Ridge SDSusquehanna1,189
Northern Bedford County SDBedford1,189
Brockway Area SDJefferson1,175
Minersville Area SDSchuylkill1,158
Williams Valley SDSchuylkill1,146
Mahanoy Area SDSchuylkill1,140
Camp Hill SDCumberland1,121
Antietam SDBerks1,117
Conemaugh Township Area SDSomerset1,117
Port Allegany SDMckean1,116
Rochester Area SDBeaver1,110
Moshannon Valley SDClearfield1,106
Clarion-Limestone Area SDClarion1,098
Carmichaels Area SDGreene1,084
Monessen City SDWestmoreland1,077
Farrell Area SDMercer1,062
Muncy SDLycoming1,060
Ridgway Area SDElk1,043
Shenandoah Valley SDSchuylkill1,042
Meyersdale Area SDSomerset1,041
California Area SDWashington1,037
Central Fulton SDFulton1,029
Portage Area SDCambria1,029
Valley Grove SDVenango1,026
Penns Manor Area SDIndiana1,020
Coudersport Area SDPotter999
Susquehanna Community SDSusquehanna999
Smethport Area SDMckean989
Montgomery Area SDLycoming984
Homer-Center SDIndiana979
Berlin Brothersvalley SDSomerset976
West Greene SDGreene963
Allegheny-Clarion Valley SDClarion961
Conemaugh Valley SDCambria951
Jefferson-Morgan SDGreene939
Cameron County SDCameron938
Western Beaver County SDBeaver938
Tri-Valley SDSchuylkill931
Clairton City SDAllegheny927
Clarion Area SDClarion925
Old Forge SDLackawanna921
Claysburg-Kimmel SDBlair918
Southern Fulton SDFulton918
Morrisville Borough SDBucks917
Forest City Regional SDSusquehanna905
Duquesne City SDAllegheny904
Millersburg Area SDDauphin900
Rockwood Area SDSomerset895
Northeast Bradford SDBradford888
Union Area SDLawrence877
Glendale SDCambria863
Greenwood SDPerry859
Leechburg Area SDArmstrong847
Juniata Valley SDHuntingdon845
Otto-Eldred SDMckean822
Monaca SDBeaver798
Sullivan County SDSullivan793
Ferndale Area SDCambria790
Union SDClarion782
Weatherly Area SDCarbon778
Johnsonburg Area SDElk777
Benton Area SDColumbia776
Millville Area SDColumbia758
Avella Area SDWashington739
Cornell SDAllegheny723
Blacklick Valley SDCambria720
Forest Area SDForest718
Jamestown Area SDCrawford712
Southeastern Greene SDGreene682
Northern Potter SDPotter672
Commodore Perry SDMercer656
North Clarion County SDForest655
Fannett-Metal SDFranklin614
Oswayo Valley SDPotter611
Shade-Central City SDSomerset609
Jenkintown SDMontgomery582
Williamsburg Community SDBlair576
Saint Clair Area SDSchuylkill574
Shanksville-Stonycreek SDSomerset495
Forbes Road SDFulton469
Galeton Area SDPotter434
Harmony Area SDClearfield388
Turkeyfoot Valley Area SDSomerset386
Salisbury-Elk Lick SDSomerset380
Midland Borough SDBeaver358
Austin Area SDPotter249
  1. Source: National Center for Educational Statistics,
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