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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Erie City School District is an above average, public school district located in Erie, PA. It has 11,383 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
About Erie City School District...
Address
148 W 21st St
Erie, PA 16502
Telephone
(814) 874-6000
Website

Erie City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1120
375 responses
Average ACT
23
136 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,383
Free or Reduced Lunch
92.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,928
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$182,850,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,465/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Erie City School District Reviews

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The Erie School District has limited options for high school students. They provide two schools. Erie High which operates as a general public school with magnet schools for specific interest such as robotics, and culinary arts. The other high school Northwestern Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy operates like a charter school (which it is not) with public money. It does have a magnet school for visual and preforming arts. It provides a college prep education which is great but the culture is very restricting and the diversity among the students, faculty and administration is poor. The school doesn't reflect the larger community that it is a part of.
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In my years at the Erie School District, specifically Erie High School where I go now, I've had a very touch and go experience. Some of the teachers here are amazing, and they really want to help you succeed. Some are extremely lazy, poor inspiring of any work ethic, or are so used to dealing with bad kids that people who are trying to succeed get railed for minor things. The police officers in the school, while welcome, almost make you feel like you're in a prison system; don't do much to stop the fights that seem to break out all the time. Unusually strong feeling of being threatened outside of your friend group. Interacting with others just seems off-putting. The school's quality is beyond low. Ancient heating system means we go the summer without air conditioning/most of winter without reliable heat. Bathrooms broken/regularly dirty, there was a bed bug problem. Parts of the building are just falling apart.
As a senior at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, I can proudly state that I have gained a high quality education that has prepared me for college in the fall. The vast variety of AP courses available at Collegiate Academy allows students to advance their knowledge in the subjects of their choice. Although the Erie City School District strives to improve the quality of their school's, the school's still struggle structurally. This is one change that I would implement.