Education

Quality education, from preschool through graduate school, is one of the region’s top priorities. High school graduation rates are significantly higher than state and national averages and dropout rates are minuscule, less than 2 percent in most local districts.

Close to 80 percent of our public high school graduates further their education, many at one of the local colleges, universities and technical schools located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Twelve public school districts serve Lackawanna County. Millions of dollars have been invested in new schools and in new technology. Class sizes are small – our average student/teacher ratio is just 16 to 1 – and average graduating class size is more than 200. Advanced placement, gifted programs and special education services are offered by most local school districts. The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County offers outstanding programs for students in the trades, technical and allied health areas.

The Diocese of Scranton operates a multi-county parochial school system including Holy Cross High School and Scranton Preparatory School. Scranton Prep, a private high school operating in the Jesuit tradition has received national accolades for the academic achievements of its students. Close to 95 percent of the graduates from our private schools enroll in college.

Area institutions of higher learning provide a multitude of degree and non-degree programs for both traditional and adult students. The Greater Scranton area has many outstanding colleges, universities and business schools. Sixteen post-secondary institutions, enrolling more than 45,000 students are located within a 50-mile radius of downtown Scranton.

School Districts & Charter Schools

Abington Heights School District
www.ahsd.org

Carbondale Area School District
www.carbondalearea.org

Dunmore School District
www.dunmoreschooldistrict.net

Forest City Regional School District
www.fcrsd.org

Lackawanna Trail School District
www.ltsd.org

Lakeland School District
www.lakelandsd.org

Mid Valley School District
www.mvsd.us

North Pocono School District
www.npsd.org

Old Forge School District
www.ofsd.cc

Riverside School District
www.riversidesd.com

Scranton School District
www.scrsd.org

Valley View School District
www.valleyviewsd.org

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
www.ctclc.edu

Fell Charter Elementary School
www.fellcharter.com

Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School
howardgardnerschool.com

Independent, Private and Parochial Education

Elementary Schools

Abington Christian Academy
abingtonacademy.com

All Saints Academy
allsaintsacademy-scranton.org

dePaul School for Dyslexia
www.thedepaulschool.org

Lasalle Academy
www.lsaelementary.org

Lutheran Academy
www.thelutheranacademyscranton.org

Our Lady of Peace Elementary School
www.olpclarkssummit.com

Saint Clare & Saint Paul Elementary Schools
www.scspscranton.org

Saint Mary of Mt. Carmel
www.smmcdunmore.org

Scranton Hebrew Day School

Elementary/Secondary Schools

New Story
newstoryschools.com

Merakey Education Center

Scranton School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
thescrantonschool.org

Summit Christian Academy
scapatriots.com

Triboro Christian Academy

Secondary Schools

Bais Yaakov of Scranton

Gregory the Great Academy (Boarding)
gregorythegreatacademy.org

Holy Cross High School
hchspa.org

Milton Eisner Yeshva High School

Penn Foster High School (Distance Education)
www.pennfoster.edu/high-school

Scranton Preparatory School
www.scrantonprep.org

Higher Education

Nine post-secondary institutions are located in Lackawanna County and offer a diverse set of programs from world class research and medical studies to specializations in architecture and technical trades. Several of Lackawanna County’s colleges and universities have teamed with regional industry to develop customized curriculums and work-study that transition into full-time employment at graduation. Our region’s institutions train a workforce that is ready for any industry.