Forest City Regional School District History
The Forest City Regional School District is a public school district located in the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania. It spans portions of Susquehanna, Lackawanna, and Wayne counties, including the boroughs of Forest City, Vandling, and Union Dale, and the townships of Mount Pleasant, Clinton II, and Herrick. The district covers an area of 87.82 square miles.
The district's physical plant has undergone a few changes since its founding in 1961. The district began as three buildings: William Penn Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Forest City High School. An addition to the high school was done in 1967. In 1971, the three schools were combined into one. In 1995, the building was again expanded – this time with a new gymnasium, an auditorium, a computer lab, a chemistry lab, and more classrooms. Extensive remodeling was also done at this time to the existing structure. What results is a unique, single-building K-12 campus that enables the district to minimize costs by maximizing its resources.
The school district encompasses primarily mountainous terrain. The scenic splendor and friendly, small-town atmosphere attracts tourists and visitors from neighboring states. The natural beauty and outdoor recreational facilities offer a variety of pleasures for golfers, campers, fishermen, hunters, skiers, and family groups that enjoy boating, swimming, and hiking.