Council Rock High School North
|Council Rock High School North|
|62 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
|Established||1970 / 2002 (split from CR South)|
|School district||Council Rock School District|
|Assistant principals||Alan Gamble
|Number of students||2275|
|School color(s)||Blue, White, Silver|
|Rival||Council Rock South|
|Website||CR High School North|
Council Rock High School North is a high school located in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is a part of the Council Rock School District. The school is located across from Newtown Middle School (formerly Newtown Junior High) and Tyler State Park, and near Bucks County Community College. The current student population is 2259 for grades 9-12.[self-published source]
The school is three stories tall and is divided into an East wing and a West wing. Until 2002, there was no direct connection between the third floors on each wing, students and staff having to use hallways on the first or second floor to cross between wings.
When originally constructed, the school was the only high school in the district and known simply as "Council Rock High School". As the local population continued to grow, a new high school (Council Rock High School South) was built in Holland, Pennsylvania, which opened in the fall of 2002, and "North" was added to the original school's name. When the new school was opened, middle schools were re-districted as follows: Newtown Middle School students attend Council Rock North, Holland Middle School students attend Council Rock South, and Richboro Middle School students are divided between the schools depending upon where they live.
The school colors are blue, white, and silver, and the school sports teams are known as the Council Rock Indians. Prior to the 2002 split, the school colors were just blue and white. Silver was given to North and gold given to South to distinguish them while still maintaining the two traditional colors of the original high school.
The school and the school district are named for Council Rock (also known as Indian Rock), a rock outcropping that forms a cliff in Tyler State Park. This rock was once a council rock for Lenape Indians living in the area. A large rock located near the school's parking lot's main entrance on Swamp Road is a reminder of this, and it is tradition for students of the school to paint the rock in anticipation of major events such as sporting events or proms.
Council Rock High School North academics are consistently ranked highly among other high schools in the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, and the United States. Council Rock High School North offers 19 Advanced Placement courses. Council Rock North is known as one of the top tier public schools in the Bucks County Region.
Of the 2009 graduates, ten were named valedictorians, 17 were named National Merit Semi-Finalists (outscoring 99.5% of all PSAT test-takers), 20 were named National Merit Commended students, and all 17 semi-finalists attained finalist status. Council Rock High School North students are consistently offered admission to top tier universities.
About 91% of students pursue higher education, and the graduation rate is above 99.9%. The attendance rate is 95.0%. In the 2008-09 school year, 45 students were named Advanced Placement Scholars. SAT scores routinely exceed the national and state averages; Critical Reading, Writing and Math average scores were 550, 546 and 568, respectively. The difference, for all three sections combined, in national average SAT scores and Council Rock North student average SAT scores is 163 points.
Philadelphia Magazine recognized Council Rock High School North as one of the top schools in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area; Council Rock High Schools were the only high schools in Bucks County named to the "50 Best Schools List" (2004). Council Rock High School North ranked as the top public school in Bucks County in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Newsweek Magazine ranked Council Rock High School North as one of America's top schools in 2007. Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine recognized Council Rock North's renovations as the "Project of the Year" in the K–12 category.
Council Rock High School North sports teams are well known in the area. Many teams at the school are very successful and have had undefeated seasons. The sports teams are as follows:
- Baseball/Softball The 2007 and 2009 Baseball varsity team made it to the quarterfinals of the PA state tournament.
- Cross Country: The 2008 women's team went undefeated. The Varsity team took 7th at the PIAA State Championships, and the Junior Varsity team was able to win both the league and district. The Varsity men's team took 6th at the PIAA State Championships.Men's Cross Country / Track & Field Site The men's Cross Country team has won 11 state titles.
- Football: The 2006 varsity football team had an undefeated regular season.
- Field Hockey
- Ice hockey
- LacrosseCouncil Rock North Lacrosse - Official site for Council North Men's Lacrosse
- Soccer: Council Rock North Men's Soccer was ranked 3rd in the nation on espnrise.com during the 2009 season for over three weeks. In 2006, the Men's Varsity Soccer team won the PIAA championship.
- Swimming: The 2011-12 women's swim team had an undefeated season with a record of 13-1, while the men's team is 13-1. In the 2009-2010 season the women's swim team went undefeated for a third year in a row. They also won the AAA division of districts.
- Tennis: Men's (spring) and Women's (fall)
Student Clubs[self-published source]
- AIDS Awareness
- Future Doctors of America Club
- Cooking Club
- Debate Team
- Doctor Who Club
- French Club
- French Honor Society
- German Club
- Graphic Arts Club
- Italian Club
- Jazz Band
- Kick Off Mentoring (KOM)
- March of Dimes Club
- Marching Band
- Model UN
- National Honor Society
- Red Cross Club
- Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
- Rock Reverb
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
- Science Club
- Science National Honor Society
- Ski & Snowboard Club
- Sock & Buskin (North's Theater Group)
- Spanish Club
- Student Executive Board (SEB)
- Robotics and Engineering Club
- The Indianite (School Newspaper)
- Ultimate Frisbee Club (UFC)
- James C. Greenwood- Former federal Congressman representing the 8th District of Penneylvania, which includes the entire Council Rock School District.
- Jillian Parry Fry, 2000 Miss Teen USA
- Anthony Green, lead singer of popular band Circa Survive, and has also been involved with many other bands originating in the Philadelphia area.
- Jay Wright, current coach of Villanova University basketball team
- Shwa - American singer/songwriter
- CRSD Enrollment January 09
- http://www.crsd.org/503115123152434/site/default.asp[dead link]
- "Jim Greenwood - US Congress". Washington Post.