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662 Airport Rd
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-9387
p. 814-938-5116

Bell Twp Elementary School
in Punxsutawney, PA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Punxsutawney Area Sd
State Agency:
Pennsylvania Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs9.4
Surrounding communityRural, Fringe Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Punxsutawney, PA 15767-9387
Total Population14,400 (6,999 urban / 7,401 rural)
Households5,748 (2.45 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,522
Families3,930 (2.99 people per family)
Pop. — African American25
Pop. — Asian43
Pop. — Pacific Islander6
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native38
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)14,328
Pop. — Other23

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 38 31%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 12 10%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 50 40%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     21%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A64%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A68%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A65%
White Non-HispanicN/A87%
All Students>84%83%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 220 91.91%
GED Recipients     2.90%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Bell Twp Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A15%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native21%N/A
White Non-Hispanic122>98%73%
Kindergarten 23 23
1st Grade 17 17
2nd Grade 1 15 16
3rd Grade 24 24
4th Grade 22 22
5th Grade 1 21 22
Total 2 122 124

Punxsutawney Area Sd – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Bell Twp Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides41.5<21%23%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors4.0>2%1%
Library / Media Specialist3.0<2%2%
Library / Media Support13.0>7%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)2.2<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)5.8>3%2%
Guidance Staff Total8.0>4%4%
District Admins3.0<2%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt11.0<6%6%
School Admins6.0<3%5%
School Admin/Sppt17.0>9%8%
Other Support81.5>42%37%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Punxsutawney Area Sd Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $89
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$34,265,000>$13,332$11,149
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,543
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,543
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$33,030,000>$12,852$11,449
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $348
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $487
 Sinking Fund  $876
 Bond Fund$2,124,000<$826$3,035
 Other Funds$11,855,000>$4,612$2,995
Total Revenues$35,580,000>$13,844$12,591
Total Expenses$33,840,000>$13,167$12,461

Punxsutawney Area Sd Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$7,624,000$8,755,731
Special Education Programs$2,248,000$2,317,167
Vocational Education Programs$689,000$670,938
Other Education Programs$784,000$487,605
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$11,567,000$4,491,000$11,334,616$4,049,649
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$709,000$287,000$652,855$241,363
 General Administration$470,000$160,000$429,790$167,429
 School Administration$601,000$255,000$931,749$330,602
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$963,000$548,000$1,172,682$499,258
 Student Transportation  $464,312$186,997
 Business / Central / Other$291,000$129,000$484,495$194,819
Food Services$456,000$184,000$391,134$160,124

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Punxsutawney Area Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$1,534,000>$596$331
  General Administration$1,025,000>$398$337
  School Administration$890,000<$346$599
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,748,000<$1,069$1,139
  Student Transportation$2,179,000>$847$593
  Business / Central / Other$499,000<$194$354
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,360,000>$529$410
  Enterprise Operations  $254
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$134,000<$52$54
 Adult Education  $82
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $296
 Instructional Equipment$522,000>$203$87
 Other Equipment$54,000<$21$102
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's$1,000 $153
Payments to Other School Systems$2,841,000>$1,105$765
Debt Interest$1,559,000>$606$443

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Punxsutawney Area Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$884,000>$343$260
  Children with Disabilities Idea  $127
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$272,000>$105$60
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$20,000<$7$27
  Title V, Part A$4,000<$1$3
  Vocational and Tech Education  $87
  Bilingual Education  $11
  Child Nutrition Act$641,000>$249$170
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $20
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$14,074,000>$5,476$3,233
 Staff Improvement Programs$1,181,000>$459$419
 Special Education Programs$1,638,000>$637$538
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$47,000<$18$34
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$15,000<$5$56
 School Lunch Programs$58,000<$22$24
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$731,000>$284$219
 Transportation Programs$1,811,000>$704$370
 Other Programs$1,386,000>$539$291
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$8,537,000<$3,321$5,622
 General Sales Taxes  $110
 Public Utility Taxes$17,000<$6$10
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes$1,690,000<$657$720
 All Other Taxes$240,000<$93$192
 From Other School Systems$5,000<$1$2,192
 From Cities and Counties  $31
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $70
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$638,000>$248$214
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$20,000<$7$27
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $47
 Interest Earnings$655,000>$254$170

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