The Wattsburg Area School District is located in a rural setting with four townships (Amity, Greene, Greenfield, Venango) and one borough, Wattsburg, covering 143 square miles. The top employer in the district is the Wattsburg Area School District with approximately 200 employees. The top tax revenue generating businesses are Lake Erie Speedway and Auto Express. Community resources include four hospitals within a 45 minute drive and access to five colleges. Organizational Resources include the Lions and Lioness Club, YMCA, Air Force JROTC Program, Arts Erie, Mercyhurst University, PTO, WAMSAG, Sports Boosters, Music Boosters, newly founded Wattsburg Area SD Foundation, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of America.
The Wattsburg Area School District serves Approximately 1,460 students. Wattsburg Elementary Center enrolls about 525, Wattsburg Area Middle School enrolls about 435, and Seneca High School enrolls about 500. We serve regular education students, gifted students, and special education students. Gifted students are provided enriched instruction at the elementary center and the middle school. Gifted students at the high school are encouraged to enroll in honors and AP classes and receive college classes through a Regional Choice Initiative. At the high school level, 13.6% of our students received vocational training through the Erie County Technical School and attend classes a half day at Seneca High School, their home school. We house autistic programs in both the high school and the elementary center. A Life Skills program is housed at the middle school serving high school students from around the county. We have emotional support programs in each building.
The community provides Wattsburg Area Little League, Wattsburg Area Wrestling Club, Wattsburg Area Little Gridders Football. The Leo Club for 7th through 12th graders that encourages students to participate in community service. YMCA provides pre-school and before and after school care for students. In addition, The Wattsburg Area SD offers extracurricular activities in all 3 buildings. The community views the school district as the hub of the community because the district is so spread out geographically.