Bensalem Township School District

The Bensalem Township School District covers Bensalem Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Bensalem Township School District
3000 Donallen Drive


United States
SuperintendentDr. Samuel Lee
Enrollment6000 (Approximate)

The school district covers approximately 21 square miles (54 km2) and enrolls approximately 6,000 students.

Within the district are six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The oldest school in the district is Bensalem High School, which was established in 1923, and Cornwells Elementary School is the newest, established in 1998. Grounds for Cornwells were acquired in six parts, the oldest dating back to 1822.

Elementary schools

  • Belmont Elementary School, est. 1970
  • Cornwells Elementary School, est. 1998
  • Samuel K. Faust Elementary School, est. 1956
  • Benjamin Rush Elementary School, est. 1964
  • Struble Elementary School, est. 1975
  • Valley Elementary School, est. 1975

Middle schools

  • Robert K. Shafer Middle School, est. 1980
  • Cecelia Snyder Middle School, est. 1958

High school


The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports.

By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs, including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.[1]

Charter school

In 1998, the Bensalem Township School Board approved the charter school application for School Lane Charter School. The school opened up on the site of the Old Cornwells Elementary School located in the Eddington section of Bensalem. The school now serves grades K-12 after its recent expansion and is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary.


  1. Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities, Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release, November 10, 2005
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