The Allentown School District is a large, urban public school district located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The District is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania. Serving most of the city of Allentown, it is the fourth largest school district in Pennsylvania, with 17,962 students, with 15.7% White, 17.4% Black, 64.4% Hispanic, 1.4% Asian, 0.17% Native American. The School District of the City of Allentown encompasses approximately 17 square miles . According to 2010 federal census data, the Allentown School District serves a resident population of 118,032. Per the US Census Bureau data, it served a resident population of 106,630 in 2000. In 2009, the per capita income was $16,282, while the median family income was $37,356. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010. By 2013, the median household income in the United States rose to $52,100.
Per school district officials, during the 2010 school year, the Allentown School District provided basic educational services to 17,962 pupils through the employment of 1,456 teachers, 1,084 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 110 administrators. In 2010, according to District officials, the District provided basic educational services to 17,465 pupils. The District employed: 1,433 teachers, 899 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 96 administrators. Allentown School District received $112.3 million in state funding in the 2009-10 school year. High school students may choose to attend Lehigh Career & Technical Institute for vocational training. The Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit IU21  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.
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