Erie's Public Schools serve the City of Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with an estimated population of 98,593. The school district enrollment is approximately 11,500 across 15 public schools. The City is the seat of government for Erie County with a total land area of 19.3 square miles.
The district was organized in 1870, but its first school dates back to 1860. From its initial enrollment of 3,700 students in 1870 to more than 11,500 students today, the District has provided high quality public education to City students. By providing multiple educational opportunities in varying grade configurations (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12), the District is committed to creating an environment of high expectations, trust, collaboration and respect with the recognition that all students can learn.
2018-2024 Strategic Plan: Mobilizing Community, Igniting Excellence!
Erie's Public Schools is focusing on defining a vision for education in the City of Erie. On June 20, 2018, the Board of School Directors approved the final version of the district's strategic plan document, which was created after five months of stakeholder-driven input. The board and administration are grateful to the hundreds of teachers, students, parents and community members who lent their voices to create this plan, and we look forward to continuing to work together to achieve our goals for students over the next five years.
In Erie's Public Schools, we champion high levels of student engagement and personalized pathways to educational excellence for every student, without exception.