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Chapman Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Chapman Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,426 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34.5 km²), all of it land.

Chapman Township is bordered by Washington Township to the northwest, Union Township to the northeast, the Susquehanna River to the east, Juniata County to the south and Perry Township to the west.

The census-designated place of Port Trevorton lies partially in the northeast corner of the township along the Susquehanna River and U.S. Route 15.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,426 people, 433 households, and 354 families residing in the township. The population density was 107.1 people per square mile (41.3/km²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 35.4/sq mi (13.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.72% White, 0.14% African American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.07% of the population.

There were 433 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $19,211 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,632. About 13.3% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Selinsgrove Area School District is the local public school. There are approximately 2900 students clustered on a campus located in Selinsgrove borough.

SASD employes about 350 people in 2007 making it one of the largest employers in the district. Two hundred of the employees are teachers. The median teacher salary in 2007 is $58,000 plus benefits. This falls in the upper third for teacher salaries in Pennsylvania. Seventy percent of spending is allocated to employee costs. The district reports spending $9800 per pupil in 2007. According to Hummel, costs for building projects coupled with salaries, transportation costs and increased charges for energy, will mean continued property tax increases.

Selinsgrove Area High School has about 960 students in grades 9-12. The Selinsgrove Area Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 using a team teaching approach.

Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School has students grades 3-5. Primary grades are at Selinsgrove Area Elementary School. Kindergarten is located at Jackson Penn School. Public School busing is provided. The district is working towards providing All Day Kindergarten in 2007-2008. Officials are using this as an opportunity to further consolidate the district by renovating and enlarging Selinsgrove Elementary School and closing Jackson-Penn Elementary School. Enrollment in the district is declining and is projected to continue to decline for the next decade. SASD Demographic report PreK-12 school statistics Enrollment Projections

SUN Area Career & Technology Center New Berlin, Union County, PA 17855 (570) 966-1031. SUN Tech is a regional school that provides area students with skills needed to compete in today’s job market and receive consideration for advanced college placement. SUN Tech also offers adult education classes, vocational education, and technical career training, serving over 1500 people annually. ISO9001 and Middle States Accredited. SUN Tech was presented with the Significant Achievement Award in Education for raising their Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program criteria score to 648 points, a 345 point increase from 303 points in August, 2000.

Residents also have a wide selection of alternative schools. By law, the local public school must provide transportation to schools within 10 miles of the borders of the school district at no charge to the student.

St Monica School 109 Market Street, Sunbury, PA 17801 Northumberland County Phone: (570) 286-5983 is a parochial school providing a first class education to grades: PreK through 8th grade. Their enrollment is about 180. Noncatholics regularly seek admission to this school.

Sunbury Christian Academy 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, PA 17857. (570) 473-7592 An Association of Christian Schools International member offering pre Kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum. The Academy is a state approved Christian school. All the teachers are certified. This program is highly respected in the area as a sound alternative to the public system. Busing is provided from seven area school districts.

Northumberland Christian Academy 351 Fifth Street Northumberland, PA 17857 570-473-9786. NCS was founded in 1972 and is a ministry of the First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland, Pa. The school offers a full educational program for students from preschool through high school.

SusQ-Cyber Charter School provides students in grades 9-12 with an electronically delivered accredited high school curriculum.

21st century Cyber Charter School A state accredited, diploma granting school serving Pennsylvania students in grades 6 through 12. As with all charter schools it is funded by the state of Pennsylvania. There is no fee to attend. Modifications are made to suit individual student learning styles, varying academic levels and scheduling needs, among others. Most classes are offered in honors, college prep, and career paths. All of the classes are designed to help prepare the students for standardized tests such as the PSSAs.

Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation - CPDLF K - 12 program.

The Pennsylvania Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (PDELA) offers a complete K-12 academic program to assist families that want to educate their children at home.

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School provides a free and appropriate course of study to the children of Pennsylvania families. The school provides a high-quality, accredited courses of study, certified teachers, and state-of-the-art technology. PA Cyber has established the highest standards of student achievement and educational standards using both technology and regular contact among students, parents and staff. Parents of cyber school students do not pay tuition. The public school district where the student resides pays tuition with state and local tax money through a state formula.

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 serves the region from Montandon, PA.

Triangle Tech Sunbury School located in Upper Augusta Township on Rt. 890 just off of Route 61. (570) 988-0700. A two-year college that awards associate degrees and courses toward a bachelor's program. Has about 200 students.

Empire Beauty School Orchard Hills Plaza RTE 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam, PA. (570) 743-1410. This school provides an accredited and licensed program to prepare students for a career in cosmetology.

Bucknell University a private university located in Lewisburg, PA. (570) 577-2000.

Susquehanna University a private school located in Selinsgrove, PA. (570) 374-0101.

Information regarding local daycare can be found on line at SnyderUnionChildCare.org

CareerLink for Union/Snyder County offers various training programs to help displaced workers, the unemployed and underemployed. Located at 713 Bridge Street, Suite 2. Selinsgrove, PA 17870. (570) 374-5751

2620|2783|&ableNav=|2763|&ableNav=|2759|2763|Pennsylvania PA. Department of Education runs a Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Adult Basic Education (ABE) is instruction for adults that are at grades 0 through 8.9. Adult Secondary Diploma/General Educational Development (ASD/GED) provides programs for adults at the 9th through pre high school graduation level.

References

External links

  • Snyder County Government directory
  • Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Program is available to citizens with incomes up to $40,000 per year. Seniors 65 years of age or older, widows or widowers 50 years of age or older and the permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify for this program. Only 1/2 of Social Security income is counted for qualification. Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

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