Blue Mountain School District

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Blue Mountain School District
Map of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania School Districts.png
Location of Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
685 Red Dale Road, P.O. Box 188
, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 17961-0188
United States
District information
SchoolsBlue Mountain High School and five others
Budget$42.3 million
NCES District ID4203870[1]
Students and staff
Students2,459 (2020-21)
Teachers193.13 (on an FTE basis)
Student–teacher ratio12.73
District mascotEagles
ColorsBlue and White   
Other information

The Blue Mountain School District is a midsized, rural public school district in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The district is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania. The district serves the boroughs of Auburn, Cressona, Deer Lake, New Ringgold and Orwigsburg and Wayne Township, East Brunswick Township, North Manheim Township and West Brunswick Township in Schuylkill County. Blue Mountain School District encompasses approximately 125 square miles (320 km2).

According to 2000 federal census data, Blue Mountain School District served a resident population of 19,436. By 2010, the district's population was 20,463 people, making it a District of the Third Class.[2][3] The educational attainment levels for the Blue Mountain School District population (25 years old and over) were 88.6% high school graduates and 22.5% college graduates.[4]

According to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 24.1% of the district's pupils lived at 185% or below the Federal Poverty Level [1] as shown by their eligibility for the federal free or reduced price school meal programs in 2012.[5] In 2009, the Blue Mountain School District residents’ per capita income was $21,212, while the median family income was $36,276.[6] In Schuylkill County, the median household income was $45,012.[7] In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,985[8] and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010.[9] By 2013, the median household income in the United States rose to $52,100.[10] In 2014, the median household income in the USA was $53,700.[11]

Blue Mountain School District operates: Blue Mountain High School, Blue Mountain Middle School, Cressona Elementary School, Blue Mountain Elementary East School, Blue Mountain Elementary West School and Blue Mountain Virtual Academy (founded 2016). School colors are blue and white. Blue Mountain High school students may choose to attend Schuylkill Technology Centers for training in construction and mechanical trades as well as various other careers.. The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit IU29 provides the district with a wide variety of services like: specialized education for disabled students and hearing; speech and visual disability services; mandated training on recognizing and reporting child abuse; background checks for prospective employees and professional development for staff and faculty.


Blue Mountain School District offers a variety of activities and interscholastic sports.


The district funds:

Middle School Sports

According to PIAA directory July 2013 [12]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Blue Mountain School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences.
  2. ^ US Census Bureau, 2010 Census Poverty Data by Local Educational Agency, 2011
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "EDNA LEA Name: Blue Mountain SD". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  4. ^ proximityone (2014). "School District Comparative Analysis Profiles".
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Education Facts Student Poverty Concentration by LEA, 2012
  6. ^ US Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2009
  7. ^ US Census Bureau (2014). "Pennsylvania Median household income, 2006–2010 by County".
  8. ^ US Census Bureau (2010). "American Fact Finder, State and County quick facts". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  9. ^ US Census Bureau (September 2011). "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  10. ^ Michael Sauter & Alexander E.M. Hess (August 31, 2013). "America's most popular six-figure jobs". USA Today.
  11. ^ Jeff Guo (September 15, 2015). "Lower wages for whites, higher wages for immigrants, and inequality for all". Washington Post.
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association, PIAA School Directory, 2013

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Coordinates: 40°39′19″N 76°05′11″W / 40.6552°N 76.0865°W / 40.6552; -76.0865