With a student population of approximately 3300, Pittston Area School District is a mid-sized school district located in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the northeastern part of the state. The district spans 42 suburban square miles from the city of Pittston, the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, and Yatesville, and Jenkins and Pittston Townships. According to the 2000 federal census data, Pittston Area serves a resident population of 30,034.
Pittston Area students attend four school buildings including a Primary Center, Intermediate Center, Middle School and High School. Nestled in Yatesville Borough, Pittston Area High School is located beside within 13 miles of thirteen (13) universities/colleges. The top 10 employers in the district are Pride Mobility, TJ Maxx, Prime Inc., Lowe’s, Cascade Tissue, Benco Dental, Penguin Putnam, Inc., North Star Food Services, Schott Optical, and Home Depot.
The district currently employs 190 teachers and 266 support staff. Pittston Area students have consistently scored above both the state and federal averages on the SAT and PSSA exams. Set atop a hillside in Hughestown, the Primary Center houses students in grades K and 1. The Martin L. Mattei Educational Campus in Pittston consists of the Intermediate Center, serving students in grades 2-4, while the Middle School serves students in grades 5-8. Students in grades 9-12 are educated in the Senior High School in Yatesville Borough