The Montgomery Area School District is a small, rural, public school district in Lycoming County. The school is centered on the borough of Montgomery and also serves: Clinton Township, Brady Township, and Washington Township. The District encompasses approximately 87 square miles. According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 7,749. By 2010, the District’s population declined to 7,429 people. In 2009, the district residents’ per capita income was $14,133, while the median family income was $42,027. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010. The educational attainment levels for the population (25 years old and over) were 81.9% high school graduates and 10.9% college graduates.
According to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 58.3% of the District’s pupils lived at 185% or below the Federal Poverty Level as shown by their eligibility for the federal free or reduced price school meal programs in 2012. In 2009, the District residents’ per capita income was $14,133, while the median family income was $42,027. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010. In Lycoming County, the median household income was $45,430. By 2013, the median household income in the United States rose to $52,100. In 2014, the median household income in the USA was $53,700.
According to Montgomery Area School District officials, in school year 2007-2008 the District provided basic educational services to 944 pupils. It employed: 82 teachers, 57 full-time and part-time support personnel and 5 administrators. In school year 2009-2010, the Montgomery Area School District had 902 pupils. It employed: 77 teachers, 55 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 7 administrators. Montgomery Area School District received more than $7 million in state funding in school year 2009-2010.
In 2016, Montgomery Area School District operates 2 public schools: Montgomery Area Jr/Sr High School and Montgomery Elementary School. The BLaST Intermediate Unit IU17 provides the District with a wide variety of services like specialized education for disabled students and hearing, speech and visual disability services and professional development for staff and faculty. The District does not participate in a career and technical school in the region.