Central Bucks High School East

Central Bucks High School East is a public high school serving students in tenth through twelfth grades, one of three high schools in the Central Bucks School District.[1] The school is located in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in Bucks County, adjacent to Holicong Middle School.[2] Its sister schools are Central Bucks High School West and Central Bucks High School South and its feeder schools are Holicong Middle School and Tohickon Middle School.[3] Central Bucks High School East is commonly referred to as CB East or "East."[4]

Central Bucks High School East
2804 Holicong Road

United States
Coordinates40.339°N 75.056°W / 40.339; -75.056
TypePublic high school
PrincipalLori Gallagher-Landis
Faculty92.76 FTEs
Enrollment1,582 (2018-19)
Student to teacher ratio17:1
Color(s)Red, White, and Blue
MascotThe Patriot
NicknameCB East
RivalCentral Bucks High School West

As of the 2018-19 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,582 students and 92.76 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17:1.[5] There were 77 students (4.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 9 (0.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[6]


CB East has two feeder middle schools: Holicong Middle School, and a portion of Tohickon Middle School.[3] CB East has a student population of 1,528, making it the second largest high school in the Central Bucks School District.[5] The school's students follow a block scheduling system in which students take 90-minute classes for one semester, or half of each school year.[7]

The curriculum includes eighteen Advanced Placement courses and honors courses in most disciplines[8]. U.S.News magazine designated Central Bucks High School East as one of the best high schools in the nation.[9] The school has consistently held a 99% graduation rate, with 90% of graduates choosing to further their education.[10] Central Bucks East is also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[11]

CB East has undergone several additions and renovations since it was opened in 1969. Just a few years after opening, the school faced overcrowding and a two-story addition was constructed that featured "open space" concept classrooms. In 1997 a new wing of classrooms, a new auxiliary gym, and a new, larger library were added.[12] In 2010 the school, now over 40 years old, began a multimillion-dollar addition and renovation project that would encompass the entire school and take several years to complete. The project included the addition of a new science and technology wing with 14 science labs, several computer labs, and a large filming studio.[13] The main lobby was expanded into a two-story atrium, and almost every space in the building received new flooring, modern, efficient lighting with occupancy sensors, and new Smart Board projection systems. The project was completed in 2013.[14] In 2015, the school's Athletic Facility was reconstructed, consisting of a new football Stadium and bleachers for the East Patriots Team, as well as a new track field and tennis courts.[15]

Academic record

Test CB East PA USA
SAT 2007[16]161014741511
SAT 2008[17]165214781511
SAT 2009[18]167314771509
SAT 2010[19]154114731509
SAT 2011[20] 1687 1473 1500
SAT 2012[21] 1659 1472 1498
SAT 2013[22] 1700 1480 1498

Student activities

  • Amnesty International
  • Argestes — yearbook club
  • Band - CB East's band program consists of a concert band, and select jazz band and symphonic band, all of which are full classes that meet every other day all school year, as well as an award-winning Marching Band.
  • CBEJA (CB East Juggling Association)
  • CBTV - Creates shows to air on school and district cable channel
  • CFC (Christian Fellowship Club)
  • Chess Club
  • Choir — the group consists of four choirs: Concert Choir, Men's Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, and Select Choir. All four ensembles received Superior Ratings at the New York City (2007) Chicago (2008), Boston (2009), and New York City (2010) Adjudication Festivals.
  • Classics Society, The
  • Comic Book Club
  • Culture Shock Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate Club
  • The Patriot (School Newspaper)
  • ELC (East Leadership Council) — meets quarterly to help bridge communication and planning between clubs
  • Fantasy Football Club
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
  • Heifer International
  • Honor Council - Promotes honorable and ethical behaviors
  • Honor Societies - National, French, German, Spanish
  • Interact Club
  • JCC (Japanese Culture Club)
  • Junior State of America
  • Juggling Club
  • Key Club
  • L.A.N. Club (Local Area Network)
  • Marching band — includes a color guard
  • Minecraft Club
  • E Sports club
  • Mock Trial Team[23]
  • CB East Orchestra and String Ensemble
  • Phantasmagoria — literary and art magazine
  • Patriot Players — A drama club that is a recognized member troupe of the International Thespian Society. Patriot Players typically puts on three productions a year, in the fall, either a Children's show or drama, in the early spring, a musical, and in the late spring, a student production. In recent years Patriot Players has put on such shows as 42nd Street (2008), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2008), High School Musical (2009), Les Misérables (2011), and Grease (2012).
  • Photography Club
  • Physics Club
  • Reading Olympics
  • Scholar's Bowl
  • Science Olympiad
  • Science Research Club
  • See Green — environmental club
  • Ski Club
  • Slam Poetry Club
  • Spirit Committee
  • Student Council
  • The Student Majority[24]
  • Ultimate Frisbee Team
  • World Affairs Club (including Model UN and Model Congress)
  • Women of the World Club


Central Bucks East offers the following sports teams:

Girls: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track (winter and spring), Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball.

Boys: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Track (winter and spring), Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling.

Notable alumni

Notable teachers


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