The Sharpsville Area School District, located in the western region of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, is comprised of the Boroughs of Sharpsville and Clark and the Township of South Pymatuning. The school district, which encompasses 29.4 square miles, is a one-campus setting with a K-5 Elementary School, a 6-8 Middle School, and a 9-12 High School. The central office is located off-campus, with the building housing several day-care and Hopscotch programs.
As of the date of this submission, the total K-12 enrollment is 1,326 students. Kindergarten students are enrolled on a half-day basis with an additional daily half-day of instruction/enrichment for those students identified as “at risk.” The close proximity of this campus arrangement allows the district to coordinate and utilize staff and facilities efficiently. Additionally, it ensures unified and consistent curriculum implementation and enables the use of data-driven decisions in its everyday instruction. A final benefit of this close proximity includes increased staff discussion about student learning, instructional strategies, and the opportunity to observe each other in the teaching/learning environment.