In 2009, the borough reported that it employed more than 330 teachers and administrators for a salary of $46,000 to $203,890 for 182 working days with 180 students. The average salary for teachers is $74,396. Directors` salaries start at $107,801 USD.   According to a state report, 247 school districts adopted a resolution for the 2011-12 school years certifying that tax rates would not be increased beyond their index; 250 school districts have adopted an interim budget. Of the 250 school districts that adopted an interim budget, 231 adopted property tax rates above their index. Tax increases in the other 19 school districts that passed an interim budget did not exceed the school district index. Of the districts that applied for exemptions: 221 benefited from the pension exemption and 171 applied for exemption from tuition fees. Only one school district applied for a waiver for the non-university school construction project, while one of them applied for an exemption for election debt for the construction of schools.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 273 district students received free or reduced-price lunches during the 2007/2008 school year due to low family income.  According to a Study by the Pennsylvania Department of Education published in January 2009, 51% of Strath Haven High School graduates needed a rehabilitation in mathematics and reading before they were ready to attend college courses in pennsylvania`s higher education system or Pennsylvania community colleges.
 Less than 66% of high school graduates in Pennsylvania who enroll in a four-year university in Pennsylvania will graduate with a bachelor`s degree within six years. Of the High School graduates in Pennsylvania seeking an associate degree, only one in three graduates have graduated in three years.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three graduates who attend public and community schools in Pennsylvania takes at least one remediation course in math, reading or English. For the 2010/2011 fiscal year, the District of Wallingford-Swarthmore received an increase of 2.66% to $3,116,811. One hundred and fifty school districts in Pennsylvania received the 2% increase. In Delaware County, the highest increase was recorded in the Southeast Delco District, with a 10.34% increase in primary education assistance. In 2010/2011, the country`s largest increase was recorded by kennett Consolidated School District in Chester County, which received a 23.65% increase in public funding for primary education.  For the 2011/12 school year, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board did not ask for an exception to exceed the Act 1 index.
Each year, the school committee has the opportunity to adopt either 1) a resolution in January that confirms that taxes will not increase above their index, or 2) an interim budget in February. A school district that passes the resolution cannot ask for an exception in the referendum or ask voters to raise taxes above the inflation index. A specific schedule of these decisions is published annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Under Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the District, including those attending a private private school, a cyber charter school, a charter school and a Homeschool, are entitled to participate in extracurricular programs, including all athletic programs. They must follow the same eligibility rules as students enrolled in district schools.  In 2008, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Administration reported that per-pupil expenditures were $15,911, which was below Pennsylvania`s 501 school districts.