Central Bucks High School West

Central Bucks High School West is a public high school serving students in tenth through twelfth grades, the oldest of the three high schools in the Central Bucks School District. CB West, as it is commonly known, is located in the Borough of Doylestown, Pennsylvania in Bucks County. It was constructed in 1952 as the successor to Doylestown High School, which later burned down. Originally named Central Bucks Joint Junior Senior High School, the school's name was changed to Central Bucks High School West in 1969 with the opening of the district's second high school, Central Bucks High School East. CB West pulls its students from Doylestown, Chalfont, New Britain Township, Plumsteadville, Plumstead Township. Students come from Lenape Middle School and Tohickon Middle School. Its sister schools are Central Bucks High School East and the newer Central Bucks High School South.

Central Bucks High School West
375 West Court Street


United States
Coordinates40°18′18″N 75°08′17″W
TypePublic high school
PrincipalTimothy P. Donovan
Faculty87.2 FTEs[1]
Enrollment1,439 (2016-17)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.8:1[1]
Color(s)Black and Gold
MascotThe Buck (Buckshot)
WebsiteCB West website

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,466 students and 87.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.8:1. There were 92 students (6.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 35 (2.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

CB West (as well as the other CB high schools, Council Rock, and Centennial School Districts) has a partnership with the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. This partnership allows students the opportunity to spend half of their school day in traditional classes on the main campus, and half of the day studying their chosen vocation at MBIT. Clusters include, Architecture and Construction, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety and Security, Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. After completion of the program, students are ready and able to join the workforce.

Notable people


  1. School data for Central Bucks Hs-West, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. "Central Bucks HS-West". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. "Pennsylvania State Senate - Joe Conti Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. "Jon Hensley". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  5. https://books.google.com/books?id=4t6wPzwJ9DoC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=Margaret+Mead+Doylestown+High+School&source=bl&ots=D9YAnmK60q&sig=oszTtlJxYT5WDpJdPRVwkqbhuCI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lZ--UvDoEsn3oATM84G4DQ&ved=0CFcQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Margaret%20Mead%20Doylestown%20High%20School&f=false -- Page 16 "Then a public High school in Doylestown.. There was only one public high school in Doylestown in the 1920s
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