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by the numbers

by the numbers

Examining Pennsylvania public school entities

Pennsylvania ’ s locally elected school directors serve on school district boards , and many also serve on their career and technical school boards and intermediate unit boards . Here are some school facts and figures pertaining to our state public school entities .

School Districts
Number of School Districts ............................................................... 500 Urban ( 28 ); Suburban ( 226 ); Rural ( 246 ) Number of School Directors in Pennsylvania ................................. 4,500
School District Class
Class 1-Population of 250,000 or more ................................................... 2 Class 2-Population of 30,000-249,999 .............................................. 108 Class 3-Population of 5,000-29,999 .................................................. 367 Class 4-Population of less than 5,000 .................................................. 23
Size of Districts by Number of Pupils SYP 2020-21
Largest ( Philadelphia ).............................................. 203,605 pupils Second Largest ( Pittsburgh )....................................... 26,037 pupils 10,000-22,000 pupils ......................................................... 15 districts 5,000-9,999 pupils ........................................................... 58 districts 2,000-4,999 pupils ......................................................... 186 districts 1,000-1,999 pupils .......................................................... 156 districts 1-999 pupils ...................................................................... 83 districts
Public School Enrollment 2020-21
Total ................................................................................... 1,696,022 Elementary ( Pre-K-6 ).......................................................... 877,477 Secondary ( 7-12 )................................................................ 818,545
Career and Technical Education Programs 2018-19
Number of Career and Technical Schools ............................................ 86 Number of Comprehensive Schools ................................................. 17 Number of Occupational Schools .................................................... 69 Enrollment in Career and Technical Education School Programs and Participating School Districts Programs .............. 62,499 Career and technical education school enrollment ............... 55,309 Participating school district enrollment ...................................... 7,190 Number of Approved Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs ....................................................... 1,433
226 246
28
Urban Suburban Rural 500 School Districts
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