District Demographics

The Manheim Township is a single municipality government in Lancaster County. We are approximately 23 square miles, with +13,400 residential dwellings and 31,300 residents. We have a public school population of +5,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. There are six elementary schools (K-4), an intermediate school (grades 5 & 6), one middle school (grades 7 & 8), and one high school (grades 9-12).

We have averaged growth of 2.5 percent per year over the past 8 years at all levels of the district. This trend and level of growth are expected to continue for the next 5 years, at least.

Both residential and commercial growth has been consistent in Manheim Township. There is a comprehensive plan in place to maintain and improve the quality of life enjoyed by our residents.

Manheim Township
District Area: 23 Square Miles
Population: Over 31,000 residents
Students
District: 5778
MT High School (9-12) 1781
MT Middle School (7-8) 927
Landis Run Intermediate (5-6) 893
Brecht Elementary 293
Bucher Elementary 351
Neff Elementary 330
Nitrauer Elementary 478
Reidenbaugh Elementary 423
Schaeffer Elementary 302
Diversity
Caucasian 69%
African American 4%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 8%
Multi-Racial 6%
American Indian 0%
Students on the Free or Reduced Meal Program 25.8%
Employees
Total 724
Teachers 414
Administration 28
Support Staff 282
Elementary Level 196
Middle School 72
High School 110
Special Education 36
Teaching Experience
Average years of teaching experience: 13
Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 307
Child Nutrition
Lunches Served Annually 433,000+
Elementary Meal Cost $2.00
Landis Run/Middle School Meal Cost $2.25
High School Meal Cost $2.25
Free and Reduced Lunch Enrollment 25.8%
Finance
2015-2016 Total Budget $86,528,116
Budget per pupil $14,975
Millage Rate 18.6409
MTSD Millage Ranking in Lancaster County 7th lowest out of 16 districts
Average Teacher Salary $63,524
Starting Teacher Salary $47,623
MTSD Revenue
Total Revenue $85,968,869
Local Revenue $68,728,902
State Revenue $16,360,284
Federal Revenue and other $879,683
MTSD Expenditures
Total Expenditures $86,528,116
Instructional $47,818,797
Support $24,790,076
Non-instructional services $1,159,691
Other expenditures & financial uses $12,759,552