Bonneauville, Pennsylvania

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Bonneauville, Pennsylvania
Borough
St. Josephs Church
St. Josephs Church
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 39°48′41″N 77°08′12″W / 39.81139°N 77.13667°W / 39.81139; -77.13667Coordinates: 39°48′41″N 77°08′12″W / 39.81139°N 77.13667°W / 39.81139; -77.13667
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1961
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,800
 • Density 1,378.8/sq mi (532.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17325 (Gettysburg)
Area code(s) 717

Bonneauville is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,800 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Bonneauville is located at 39°48′41″N 77°8′12″W / 39.81139°N 77.13667°W / 39.81139; -77.13667 (39.811513, -77.136537).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 112
1970 819
1980 920 12.3%
1990 1,282 39.3%
2000 1,378 7.5%
2010 1,800 30.6%
Est. 2016 1,824 [2] 1.3%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 494 households, and 383 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,387.8 people per square mile (537.4/km²). There were 514 housing units at an average density of 517.6 per square mile (200.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.72% White, 1.31% African American, 0.36% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 494 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,221, and the median income for a family was $42,955. Males had a median income of $31,350 versus $20,804 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,720. About 9.5% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The town's name prior to its 1961 incorporation was "Bonnaughtown" (alternate spelling "Bonnoughtown"), a German name consistent with the area's history of German immigration. The original name appears in journals of officers and soldiers who passed through the town during the Gettysburg Campaign of the Civil War.[6]

Education[edit]

Map of Adams County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Bonneauville Borough is served by two public school districts: Littlestown Area School District and Conewago Valley School District.

Residents of the southern portion of Bonneauville Borough may attend the local, public schools operated by Littlestown Area School District which provides full day kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2013, the Littlestown Area School District's enrollment had declined to 2,037 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.[7] In 2013, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Littlestown Area School District 263rd out of 498 public schools for academic achievement of its pupils.[8] In 2016, the District's ranking rose to 143rd out of 493 Pennsylvania school districts that were ranked.[9] In 2012, Littlestown Area School District achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), even though Rolling Acres Elementary School declined to Warning Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status due to lagging reading achievement.[10]

Bonneauville Borough high school aged students can attend the taxpayer funded Adams County Tech Prep [2] for training in the building trades, the culinary arts, Diesel Mechanics, allied health including Emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and other areas. The school is located on the Gettysburg Area High School campus at 1130 Old Harrisburg Road. Adams County Tech Prep is funded by a consortium of the school districts, which includes: Gettysburg Area School District, Littlestown Area School District, Fairfield Area School District, Conewago Valley School District and Bermudian Springs School District.

Bonneauville Borough residents may also choose between two local, public charter schools: Vida Charter School and Gettysburg Montessori Charter School. In Pennsylvania, residents may attend public charter schools at no cost to the parents. The tuition is paid by their public school system. By Commonwealth law, if the public school district provides transportation for its own students, then the district must also provide transportation to any school that lies within 10 miles of its borders, as well as, all schools within its borders.[11]

Vida Charter School is a public school located in the former Eisenhower Elementary School building, 120 East Broadway, Gettysburg. Vida Charter School offers full day kindergarten through 6th grade. In 2013, Vida Charter School achieved a score 81.1 of out of 100 for student achievement.[12] According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2,181 public schools (less than 73 percent of Pennsylvania public schools), achieved an academic score of 70 or higher. In 2012, Vida Charter School achieved Adequate yearly Progress (AYP).[13]

Gettysburg Montessori Charter School is a public charter school which offers a private preschool (3 and 4 year olds) and a public full day Kindergarten through 6th grade program. This School operates at 120 E Broadway, Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Montessori Charter School achieved AYP in both 2011 and 2012.[14] In 2013, Gettysburg Montessori Charter School achieved a score of 64 out of 100. The score reflects on grade level: reading, science, writing and mathematics achievement.[15] In 2016, Gettysburg Montessori Charter School achieved a SPP of 57.2 out of 100.[16]

Residents of a northern portion of Bonneauville Borough are designated to attend the public schools operated by Conewago Valley School District which provides full day kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2016, the Conewago Valley School District's enrollment declined to 3,815 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.[17] In 2010, Conewago Valley School District enrollment was 4,024 pupils. Conewago Valley School District operates New Oxford High School (9th-12th), New Oxford Middle School (7th-8th), Conewago Valley Intermediate School (4th-6th), Conewago Township Elementary School (K-3rd) and New Oxford Elementary School (K-3rd). These residents may also select one of two charter schools in Adams County.

In 2013, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Conewago Valley School District 310th out of 498 public schools for academic achievement of its pupils.[18] By 2016, the District's ranking rose 160th out of 494 Pennsylvania public school districts, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.[19] In 2012, Conewago Valley School District declined to Warning Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) due to lagging student achievement in both reading and mathematics.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ [1], Abraham Lincoln and men of war-times: some personal recollections of war and politics during the Lincoln administration
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (October 4, 2013). "District Fast Facts – Littlestown Area School District". 
  8. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 5, 2013). "Guide to Pennsylvania Schools Statewide ranking 2013". 
  9. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 12, 2016). "Chester County district leads statewide Honor Roll 2016". 
  10. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Littlestown Area School District AYP Overview 2012, September 21, 2012
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "Pupil Transportation -Frequently Asked Questions". 
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (October 4, 2013). "Vida Charter School Academic Performance Data 2013". 
  13. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Vida Charter School AYP Overview 2012, September 21, 2012
  14. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Gettysburg Montessori Charter School AYP Overview 2012, September 21, 2012
  15. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (October 4, 2013). "Gettysburg Montessori Charter School, Academic Performance Data 2013". 
  16. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2016). "Gettysburg Montessori Charter School, Academic Performance Data 2016". 
  17. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2016). "District Fast Facts – Conewago Valley School District". 
  18. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 5, 2013). "Guide to Pennsylvania Schools Statewide ranking 2013". 
  19. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 12, 2016). "Chester County district leads statewide Honor Roll 2016". 
  20. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Conewago Valley School District AYP Overview 2012, September 21, 2012

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