Central Bucks School District
|Central Bucks School District|
|20 Welden Drive
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Bucks, 18901
|Superintendent||David P. Weitzel, Ed.D.|
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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 acting superintendent is David P. Weitzel, Ed.D., and the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education is Nancy B. Silvious. Central Bucks students ranked in the top three percent in state testing data in 2004. In 2012, CBSD ranked in the top ten of all districts in Pennsylvania in regard to student achievement as measured by PSSA results.
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. The Rankings, Pittsburgh Business Times, May 2008. In 2007 the district was ranked fifth in the state, out of 501 districts. Three of top school districts in state hail from Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Business Times. May 23, 2007.
There are fifteen functioning elementary schools in CBSD:
- Doyle (1966, Soaring Eagles)
- Pine Run (1971, Owls)
- John Barclay (1965, Patriots)
- Bridge Valley (2004, Trailblazers)
- Buckingham (1955, Knights)
- Simon Butler (1964, Bears)
- Cold Spring (1995, Jaguars)
- Gayman (1961, Mustangs)
- Groveland (2000, Great Grizzlies)
- Jamison (1997 Jets)
- Paul W. Kutz (Cougars)
- Linden (1966, Leopards)
- Mill Creek (2000, Magic)
- Titus (1957, Tigers)
- Warwick (1919)
There are five middle schools:
- Lenape (Indians)
- Tamanend Middle School (Tigers)
- Unami Middle School (Warriors)
- Tohickon (Golden Eagles)
- C.B. West (official name Central Bucks High School West) (formerly CB High School) (Bucks)
- C.B. East (official name Central Bucks High School East) (Patriots)
- C.B. South (official name Central Bucks High School South) (Titans)
US News and World report ranked 21,000 public high schools, in the United States, based on three factors. First, the schools were analyzed for the number of students who achieved above the state average on the reading and math tests. Then they considered how the economically disadvantaged students performed against the state average. Finally, they considered the participation rate and the performance of students in college readiness by examining Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate test data. Seventy Pennsylvania high schools achieved ranking bronze, silver or gold rating. Fifty three Pennsylvania high schools achieved bronze.
- Central Bucks High School East ranked Silver.
- Central Bucks High School West ranked Silver.
Central Bucks has an integrated curriculum grade by grade.
- Consumer and Family Sciences, introduced in Jr. High
- Health and Physical Education, introduced in Kdg
- Industrial Technology, introduced in Jr. High
- 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 Kdg and integrated in 1st grade
- Social Studies, introduced in 1st grade
- Visual Arts, introduced in Kdg
- World Languages, introduced in Jr. High
- Computer Sciences, introduced in Elementary, integrated in Jr. High
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.
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.
- Best High Schools 2008, US News and World Report. December 9, 2009