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Education: Profiles of county schools

Centre County is served primarily by five public school districts — Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Penns Valley, State College and Philipsburg-Osceola area.

The guide on the next several pages includes information grids with scores on statewide performance tests. Enrollment figures are from 2013-14; budget information is from 2014-15.

BALD EAGLE AREA

Number of students: 1,774

Square miles: 343

Schools: 5

Budget: $29.05 million

Real estate taxes: 51.55 mills

Superintendent: Jeff Miles

Offices: 751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate, PA 16823

Phone: 355-4860

Fax: 355-1028

Website: www.beasd.org

Board president: Tom Letterman

Board meeting: 7 p.m., second Thursday of the month; work session, 6 p.m. before each meeting; administration building. www.beasd.org/education/components/calendar/calendar.php?sectiondetailid=2888&

BELLEFONTE AREA

Number of students: 2,719

Square miles: 115

Schools: 6

Budget: $46.19 million

Real estate taxes: 47.41 mills

Superintendent: Cheryl Potteiger

Offices: 318 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA 16823

Phone: 355-4814

Fax: 353-5342

Website: www.basd.net

Twitter: @BellefonteASD

Facebook: Search for “Bellefonte Area School District”

Board president: Keith Hamilton

Board meeting: 7 p.m., two Tuesdays most months, except July, August and December when only one meeting is held; the first meeting of the month is a work session/possible voting meeting; Bellefonte Area Middle School cafeteria, 100 N. School St. www.basd.net/domain/30

PENNS VALLEY AREA

Number of students: 1,488

Square miles: 254

Schools: 4

Budget: $24.81 million

Real estate taxes: 45.02 mills

Superintendent: Brian Griffith

Offices: 4528 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875

Phone: 422-2000

Fax: 422-8020

Website: www.pennsvalley.org

Twitter: @PennsValleyASD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pvasd?fref=ts

Board president: Chris Houser

Board meeting: 7 p.m. third Wednesday of the month; 6 p.m. work session first Wednesday of the month; usually held at Penns Valley Elementary/Intermediate School, 4528 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. http://pennsvalley.ss5.sharpschool.com/board

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA AREA

Number of students: 1,793

Square miles: 222

Schools: 4

Budget: $29.31 million

Real estate taxes: 52.09 mills in Centre County; 110.02 mills in Clearfield County

Superintendent: Gregg Paladina

Offices: 200 Short St., Philipsburg, PA 16866

Phone: 342-1050

Fax: 342-7208

Website: www.pomounties.org

Board president: Rebecca Timchak

Board meeting: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday most months; 7 p.m. committee meetings second Tuesday of the month; Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School boardroom, 200 Short St., Philipsburg. www.pomounties.org/domain/427

STATE COLLEGE AREA

Number of students: 6,744

Square miles: 150

Schools: 11

Budget: $126.79 million

Real estate taxes: 39.51 mills

Superintendent: Bob O’Donnell

Offices: 131 W. Nittany Ave., State College, PA 16801

Phone: 231-1011

Fax: 231-4130

Website: www.scasd.org

Twitter: @StateCollegeSD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StateCollegeSchoolDistrict

Board president: Amber Concepcion

Board meeting: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of most months; boardroom, district offices. www.scasd.org/Page/627

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