Central Bucks School District

The Central Bucks School District is located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is the third largest school district in Pennsylvania. The district covers the Boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain and Buckingham Township, Doylestown Township, New Britain Township, Plumstead Township, Warrington Township and Warwick Township in Bucks County. It consists of fifteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools. Its superintendent is John Kopicki and the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education is Scott Davidheiser, Ed.D. David Bolton, Ed.D, is the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education. In 2012, CBSD ranked in the top ten of all districts in Pennsylvania in regard to student achievement as measured by PSSA results.

Central Bucks School District
Address
20 Welden Drive

Doylestown
,
Bucks
,
Pennsylvania
18901

United States
Information
TypePublic
SuperintendentJohn Kopicki
GradesK-12
Enrollment18,400
Websitehttp://www.cbsd.org

The district was named a Top Performing District by Standard & Poors and was given the "Ambassador" award by the Chamber of Commerce. The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Pennsylvania school districts based on the academic achievement of their students on the PSSAs in: reading, writing, math and one year of science. Central Bucks was ranked 4th out of 500 school districts.[1] In 2007, the district was ranked fifth in the state, out of 501 districts.[2]

Elementary schools

There are fifteen functioning elementary schools in CBSD:

  • Bridge Valley Elemental School (2004, Trailblazers)
  • Buckingham Elemental School (1955, Knights)
  • Cold Spring Elemental School (1995, Jaguars)
  • Doyle Elemental School (1966, Soaring Eagles)
  • Gayman Elemental School (1961, Mustangs)
  • Groveland Elemental School (2000, Great Grizzlies)
  • Jamison Elemental School (1997, Jets)
  • John Barclay Elemental School (1965, Patriots)
  • Linden Elemental School (1966, Leopards)
  • Mill Creek Elemental School (2000, Magic)
  • Paul W. Kutz Elemental School (1966, Cougars)
  • Pine Run Elemental School (1971, Owls)
  • Simon Butler Elemental School (1964, Bears)
  • Titus Elemental School(1957, Tigers)
  • Warwick Elemental School (1919, Bears)

Middle schools

There are five middle schools:

  • Holicong Middle School (1971, Colonials)
  • Lenape Middle School (1957, Indians)
  • Tamanend Middle School (1961, Tigers)
  • Tohickon Middle School (2002, Golden Eagles)
  • Unami Middle School (1965, Warriors)

High schools

All three Central Bucks high schools have consistently ranked among the best in Pennsylvania and in 2019 each was ranked in the top 50, according to U.S. News & World Report.[3]

Curriculum

Central Bucks has an integrated curriculum grade by grade.

  • Computer Sciences (QUEST), introduced in 1st grade
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, introduced in 7th and 8th grade
  • Health and Physical Education, introduced in 1st
  • Integrated Technology, introduced in 7th grade
  • Innovation and Creativity (InC), introduced in 7th grade
  • Language Arts, introduced in Kdg
  • Library, introduced in Kdg and integrated in 1st grade
  • Mathematics, introduced in Kdg and integrated in 1st grade
  • Music, introduced in 1st grade
  • Reading, introduced in Kdg
  • Science, introduced in 2nd grade
  • Social Studies, introduced in 1st grade
  • Visual Arts, introduced in 1st
  • World Languages, introduced in 8th grade

Community School

The district controls the Central Bucks Community School - a school for children in the summer. It offers camps for children and second learning opportunities as well as before and afterschool child care programs at the elementary schools.

CBTV

Central Bucks Television, CBTV, was launched in the spring of 2006. CBTV is managed by Central Bucks School District in cooperation with the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society. The mission of CBTV is to provide the Central Bucks community with educational television programming featuring an emphasis on the area's heritage, arts, cultural life and accomplishments of the students and teachers in our public schools. Some shows include Parent Connections, High School Highlights, World of Guitar, and the Local Scene. Most of the shows are produced and filmed by students at the district's three high schools. It can be seen on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon FIOS Channel 40. Direct TV does not currently carry CBTV.

References

  1. The Rankings, Pittsburgh Business Times, May 2008
  2. "Three of top school districts in state hail from Allegheny County". Pittsburgh Business Times. May 23, 2007.
  3. "Several area high schools named among best in state". The Intelligencer. May 6, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
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