Central Bucks High School West

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Central Bucks High School West
375 West Court Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901
United States
Coordinates 40°18′18″N 75°08′17″W / 40.305°N 75.138°W / 40.305; -75.138Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 75°08′17″W / 40.305°N 75.138°W / 40.305; -75.138
Type Public Co-Ed Secondary
Established 1952
Principal Jason H. Bucher
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1300
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot The Buck (Buckshot)

Central Bucks High School West is 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.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology[edit]

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.



The Renovated Lobby of CB West

A wing was added along the W. Court Street face in 1996. At the same time the cafeteria and library were significantly modified and expanded. CB West has been in a continuous state of renovation from 2005-2010. The library, nurse's and guidance offices, front entrance, and academic classrooms have since been renovated.

Clocktower and Courtyard[edit]

The clocktower of Central Bucks West is the single architectural landmark that distinguishes it from other facilities within the district. Access to the clocktower is limited as its single entrance is locked a majority of the year. Classes were once held in the clocktower, but due to its limited access, it has been considered a potential trap in the event of a fire or emergency. Directly in front of the clocktower is a courtyard where many students eat lunch, play games, and spend their study halls.

Athletic field[edit]

Central Buck's West War Memorial Field was resurfaced with an astroturf material over the summer of 2006, replacing the grass previously covering the field. War Memorial field and stadium are part of War Memorial Park, owned by the Borough of Doylestown, and are leased to the Central Bucks School District. It also serves as the home field for Central Bucks High School East. During the American Civil War, the area now utilized as athletic fields had served as a drill field and encampment for union troops."McClellan Rangers Reenactment Association". [dead link]

Student activities[edit]

CB West offers many clubs, including:

Student Council, Student Government Organization, Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial, the World Affairs Club, Crossroads Christian Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Heifer International, Art Club, Harlequin Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Yearbook Club, Student Leadership Council, Cooking for the Homeless, Quidditch Club, Philosophy Club, Newspaper Club (Court Street Press), Ultimate Frisbee Club, Technology Student Association, Ski Club, Computer Game Programming Club, West Graphix Group, Families in Need, Fencing Club, the Democratic Club, the Young Republicans Club, Stars and Stripes Club, Environmental Club, Guitar Club, Spanish National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, German National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, Russian Colloquium, Break Dancing Club, Junior Classical League, Future Doctors of America, Science Olympiad Team, Scholars Bowl, Adopt-a-Highway, and the Poet's Society.


The choir has sung for major world leaders such as Nelson Mandela,[citation needed] Former President Bill Clinton,[1] and Current President Barack Obama.[citation needed] The choirs have sung across the United States as well as in Canada and Europe.[citation needed]

On September 20, 2006, the Central Bucks West Chamber Choir sang the National Anthem at a baseball game in Philadelphia between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.[citation needed]



Central Bucks West offers the following sports teams:

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

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


Since the mid-1980s, the Central Bucks West football team has often been ranked by USA Today as one of the top ten high school football teams.[2] The Bucks won the Pennsylvania state championship four times in the 90's (1991, 1997, 1998, 1999).[citation needed] CB West's 1999 championship win was the subject of the documentary The Last Game.[citation needed]

Hazing Controversy[edit]

On October 23, 2014, Central Bucks School District superintendent David Weitzel announced that the final two games of the 2014 season, including CB West's homecoming game against rival CB East, had been cancelled due to hazing allegations. All junior varsity and varsity football coaching staff were suspended.[3]

Girls' soccer[edit]

The Lady Bucks have captured 8 state titles in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2014.[4]

Notable people[edit]


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