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Wilkes-Barre Area School District


Wilkes-Barre Area School District is located in east Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre Area School District has 114.45 square miles of land area and 2.21 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Wilkes-Barre Area School District population is 59,661. Wilkes-Barre Area School District median household income is $37,474 in 2010-2014. Wilkes-Barre Area School District median house value is $90,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Wilkes-Barre Area School District is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (264 out of 496, bottom 47%)
Elementary/Middle School: (429 out of 498, bottom 14%)*
Rank: #359
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Kindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:9
Population59,661 (2010-2014), rank #28
Population Growth-0.42% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:511.38/sq mi, rank #191
Median Household Income:$37,474 at 2010-2014—8.85% increase since 2005-2009, rank #464
Median House Price:$90,200 at 2010-2014—6.24% increase since 2005-2009, rank #405
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:114.45 sq mi, rank #124
Water Area:2.21 sq mi (1.90%), rank #59
County:Luzerne County
City:Wilkes Barre, Georgetown, Plains, Hudson, Hilldale, Laurel Run, Laflin, Blakeslee, Gouldsboro, White Haven, Bear Creek Village
Zip:18702, 18706, 18705, 18701, 18640, 18610, 18424, 18661, 18602
Area:Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Wilkes-Barre Area School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

730 South Main St
Wilkes Barre PA, 18711, Luzerne County
Phone: 570-826-7182

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:6,9036,9347,0446,9976,8626,7086,725
English Language Learner Students:437451435365408411336
Total Teachers:488.67488.07489.07500.86493.35481.60921.60
Total Other Staff:310.00361.80363.30385.39355.40346.10385.90
Instructional Aides:82.0091.0091.0089.0077.0071.0069.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NA4.504.003.341.002.103.10
Total Guidance Counselors:11.0012.0012.0012.0012.0013.0024.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:20.0022.0022.0024.0026.5026.5028.50
School Administrators:17.0018.0019.0019.5019.5019.5036.50
School Administrative Support:37.0029.0029.0040.0026.0024.0023.00
Student Support Services:NA29.3029.3036.0528.9027.1036.90
Other Support Services:115.00132.00132.00131.00142.50141.00136.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.1314.2114.4013.9713.9113.937.30


Daniel J Flood Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   565 North Washington St, Wilkes Barre PA 18705
Dodson Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   80 Jones St, Wilkes Barre PA 18702
Dr David W Kistler Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   301 Old River Rd, Wilkes Barre PA 18702
Elmer L Meyers JshsGrade 7 to Grade 12   341 Carey Ave, Wilkes Barre PA 18702
G A R Memorial JshsGrade 7 to Grade 12   Grant And Lehigh Streets, Wilkes Barre PA 18702
Heights/Murray Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   1 South Sherman St, Wilkes Barre PA 18702
James M Coughlin JshsGrade 9 to Grade 12   80 North Washington St, Wilkes Barre PA 18701
Solomon/Plains Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   41 Abbott St, Wilkes Barre PA 18705
Solomon/Plains JhsGrade 7 to Grade 8   43 Abbott St, Wilkes Barre PA 18705

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math11th Grade% met std66.8%49.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std66.2%49.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std68.4%50.9%
2006Math11th Grade% met std66.3%52%
2007Math11th Grade% met std55.7%53.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std50%55.9%
2009Math11th Grade% met std51.6%55.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std59.2%59.6%
2011Math11th Grade% met std50.9%60.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std50.8%60%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std67.7%59.2%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std74.8%60.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std80.3%65%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std78.5%65.1%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std68.3%65.4%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std60.4%64.7%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std65.6%65.2%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std61.1%67.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std60.2%69.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std58.1%67.8%
2008Science11th Grade% met std30.6%35.7%
2009Science11th Grade% met std32.7%39.7%
2010Science11th Grade% met std35%39.8%
2011Science11th Grade% met std34.2%40.8%
2012Science11th Grade% met std36.1%41.8%
2005Writing11th Grade% met std87.4%69%
2006Writing11th Grade% met std96.4%85.6%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std94.4%87.9%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std93.3%85.8%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std91.7%82.7%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std87.6%80.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std83.9%84.7%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std83.2%82.9%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std90%81%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std88%83%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std76.6%78.5%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std82.9%80.5%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std76.4%81.7%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std81%84.5%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std76.7%83.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std70.7%80%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std71%68%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std69%69%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std67.7%72.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std70.7%76.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std71.1%77%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std62.5%75.2%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std65.5%77.2%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std60.4%74.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std71.7%77.2%
2007Math4th Grade% met std74.1%78%
2008Math4th Grade% met std72.4%79.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std81.3%81.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std76.3%84.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std75.3%85.2%
2012Math4th Grade% met std71.3%82.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std63.3%68.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std62.2%70.1%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std60.1%70.1%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std64.5%72.6%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std53.7%72.9%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std58%73.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std54.2%72.1%
2008Science4th Grade% met std73.2%81.5%
2009Science4th Grade% met std85.7%83.4%
2010Science4th Grade% met std77.2%81.4%
2011Science4th Grade% met std78.7%82.9%
2012Science4th Grade% met std75.7%82.3%
2003Math5th Grade% met std62.7%56.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std81.8%61.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std83.1%69%
2006Math5th Grade% met std67.8%66.9%
2007Math5th Grade% met std69.4%71%
2008Math5th Grade% met std69.9%73.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std73%73.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std65%74.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std61.3%76.3%
2012Math5th Grade% met std50.9%73.3%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std61.6%58%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std74.6%62.7%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std71.3%64.2%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std59%60.6%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std55.4%60%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std53.5%61.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std55.7%64.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std47.7%64.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std52.4%67.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std42.5%65%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std70.1%54.1%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std69.5%57.3%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std67.6%57.3%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std66%58.1%
2010Writing5th Grade% met std54.8%61.8%
2011Writing5th Grade% met std66%67.1%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std54.7%64.2%
2006Math6th Grade% met std69.8%68%
2007Math6th Grade% met std64.2%69.6%
2008Math6th Grade% met std72.9%72.3%
2009Math6th Grade% met std73.1%75.7%
2010Math6th Grade% met std69.5%78%
2011Math6th Grade% met std73.2%78.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std62.4%77.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std66.8%65.9%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std56.3%63.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std63.6%66.9%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std62.6%67.6%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std53.6%68.8%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std57%69.9%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std54%68.5%
2006Math7th Grade% met std78.1%66.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std62.8%67.2%
2008Math7th Grade% met std58.1%70.6%
2009Math7th Grade% met std67.2%75.3%
2010Math7th Grade% met std60.8%77.9%
2011Math7th Grade% met std60.3%78.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std59.4%80.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std79.6%68.1%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std56.4%66.8%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std59.4%70%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std66.4%71.4%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std67%73.5%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std62.5%76%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std60.3%76%
2003Math8th Grade% met std48.9%51.3%
2004Math8th Grade% met std55.9%57.9%
2005Math8th Grade% met std62.8%62.9%
2006Math8th Grade% met std72.7%62.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std71.2%67.9%
2008Math8th Grade% met std60%70.4%
2009Math8th Grade% met std64.4%71.3%
2010Math8th Grade% met std61.1%75.2%
2011Math8th Grade% met std56.9%76.9%
2012Math8th Grade% met std56.2%76.4%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std59.4%63.4%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std64.5%68.9%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std67.5%64.1%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std79.7%70.6%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std76.6%75%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std73.1%78.3%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std79.2%80.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std79.8%81.9%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std73.6%81.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std65.7%79.8%
2008Science8th Grade% met std40.8%52.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std46.6%54.8%
2010Science8th Grade% met std47.7%57.2%
2011Science8th Grade% met std40.2%58.3%
2012Science8th Grade% met std44.1%59.7%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std81.7%66.1%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std85.6%71.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std70.5%69.1%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std70.7%71.2%
2010Writing8th Grade% met std81.3%75.2%
2011Writing8th Grade% met std70.2%73.1%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std68.4%72.7%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$99,568,000$14,135 $103,399,000$14,778 $100,110,000$14,589 
Total Expenditures:$94,543,000$13,422 $95,666,000$13,672 $89,816,000$13,089 
Total Current Expenditures:$82,280,000$11,681 $82,407,000$11,777 $76,909,000$11,208 
Instructional Expenditures:$52,999,000$7,52464.4%$52,062,000$7,44163.2%$49,097,000$7,15563.8%
Student and Staff Support:$7,144,000$1,0148.7%$7,822,000$1,1189.5%$6,601,000$9628.6%
Operations, Food, Other:$15,187,000$2,15618.5%$15,304,000$2,18718.6%$14,228,000$2,07318.5%
Total Capital Outlay:$674,000$96 $2,038,000$291 $1,218,000$177 
Construction:$577,000$82 $1,709,000$244 $324,000$47 
Total Other:$358,000$51 $419,000$60 $427,000$62 
Interest on Debt:$1,362,000$193 $1,461,000$209 $1,736,000$253 
Total Salary:$45,958,000$6,524 $45,551,000$6,510 $42,496,000$6,193 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$33,240,000$4,71972.3%$32,620,000$4,66271.6%$30,338,000$4,42171.4%
Other Salary:$12,718,000$1,80627.7%$12,931,000$1,84828.4%$12,158,000$1,77228.6%
Total Benefit:$19,775,000$2,807 $17,477,000$2,498 $15,470,000$2,254 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$14,346,000$2,03772.5%$12,462,000$1,78171.3%$11,033,000$1,60871.3%
Other Benefit:$5,429,000$77127.5%$5,015,000$71728.7%$4,437,000$64728.7%

* Wilkes-Barre Area School District was rated 2.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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