The Blue Mountain School District is a midsized, rural public school district in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The District is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania. The District serves the Boroughs of Auburn, Cressona, Deer Lake, New Ringgold and Orwigsburg and Wayne Township, East Brunswick Township, North Manheim Township and West Brunswick Township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Blue Mountain School District encompasses approximately 125 square miles . According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 19,436. By 2010, the district's population was 20,463 people, making it a District of the Third Class. The educational attainment levels for the Blue Mountain School District population were 88.6% high school graduates and 22.5% college graduates.
According to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 24.1% 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 Blue Mountain School District residents’ per capita income was $21,212, while the median family income was $36,276. In Schuylkill County, the median household income was $45,012. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,985 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. In 2014, the median household income in the USA was $53,700.
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