Here is another example that demonstrates Pottstown School District has too many elementary schools. Wilkes-Barre Area School District has 9 schools. Five elementary schools, one junior high and three high schools. The enrollment for Wilkes-Barre Area is approximately 6700 students or about twice as many as Pottstown. Very similar to Norristown Area School District, which I profiled the other day.
Elementary schools are K – 6th grades.
The Solomon/Plains Junior High School is 7th & 8th grades only.
There are three high schools. It was just announced that Wilkes-Barre Area is looking at possibily closing one of the three high schools (Meyers High School which has the lowest student population of the three with 840 students in grades 9 – 12 is being studied for closure).
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District encompasses 123 square miles and only has five elementary schools. I would think a borough of 5 square miles, with half of the student population of Wilkes-Barre Area, could easily get away with three elementary schools.
District data from Wikipedia and GreatSchools.org