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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

Carbondale Area School District

Dunmore School District

Forest City Regional School District

Lackawanna Trail School District

Lakeland School District

Mid Valley School District

North Pocono School District

Old Forge School District

Riverside School District

Scranton School District

Valley View School District

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County

Fell Charter Elementary School

Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School

Elementary Schools

Abington Christian Academy

All Saints Academy

dePaul School for Dyslexia

Lasalle Academy

Lutheran Academy

Our Lady of Peace Elementary School

Saint Clare & Saint Paul Elementary Schools

Saint Mary of Mt. Carmel

Scranton Hebrew Day School

Elementary/Secondary Schools

New Story

Merakey Education Center

Scranton School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Summit Christian Academy

Triboro Christian Academy

Secondary Schools

Bais Yaakov of Scranton

Gregory the Great Academy (Boarding)

Holy Cross High School

Milton Eisner Yeshva High School

Penn Foster High School (Distance Education)

Scranton Preparatory School

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.