Pennsbury High School

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Pennsbury High School

608 South Olds Blvd (West Campus)
705 Hood Blvd (East Campus)

Fairless Hills, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 19030
Type Public
School district Pennsbury School District
Principal Reggie Meadows (Co-Principal)
Lisa Becker (Co-Principal)
Enrollment 3,369 [1]
Color(s) Orange and Black         
Mascot Falcon
Rivals Neshaminy High School Redskins, Council Rock High School North Indians, Council Rock High School South Golden Hawks, Abington Senior High School Galloping Ghost

Pennsbury High School is a public high school located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. It is part of Pennsbury School District.

With 3,369 students enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year, Pennsbury High School is the largest high school in Bucks County, and the tenth largest high school in the state of Pennsylvania. There are approximately 255 faculty and staff. It is the only high school in Pennsbury School District, which has a total enrollment of 10,958 students (includes Bucks Technical High School and Intermediate Unit student totals).[1]

Pennsbury had a graduating class of 840 students in 2011, of which 91% were college-bound. The school had seven National Merit Scholarship finalists and one winner.[2]


In 2004, the prom was awarded "Best Prom" by Reader's Digest as part their "America's 100 Best" feature.[3] In 2004, singer-songwriter John Mayer performed for a crowd of nearly a thousand students.[4]


The Falcons are part of the Suburban One League. Pennsbury had two undefeated football teams in the 1970s, in 1972 and 1974. In 1985, Pennsbury went undefeated again and was ranked as the best team in the state by some newsletters.[citation needed] They also had a championship team in 1980, which participated in the longest football playoff game in Pennsylvania school history.

Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School[edit]

In 2002, Pennsbury High School's prom tradition caught the attention of Sports Illustrated senior writer Michael Bamberger. After writing an article for the magazine about the 2002 prom, Bamberger went on to write a book, Wonderland: A Year in the Life of an American High School, which chronicled the senior year of a group of Pennsbury students. The rights for the book were bought by Paramount, and MTV and Tollin/Robbins Productions were to produce the film, which had tentatively been named Pennsbury. [5] In 2004, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins signed with Walt Disney Studios,[6] leaving the status of the project uncertain.

School bus accident[edit]

On January 12, 2007, seventeen Pennsbury High School students were injured and hospitalized when a school bus veered into a group of students as they left school. After the driver placed the bus into gear, the engine began accelerating uncontrollably it then "jumped a curb outside one of the school buildings, drove over a sidewalk, barreled down an access road, mowed down a fence and slammed head-on into the retaining wall." [7] The very same bus in this accident had 10 years prior been involved in another accident under the same circumstances (although no students were injured). One student's leg was crushed and later had to be amputated above the knee.[8] The NTSB announced they had "not found any major mechanical errors with the school bus".[9] However all charges against the driver were dropped after two more buses of the same make and model crashed after experiencing the same mechanical issue.

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Coordinates: 40°10′26″N 74°50′07″W / 40.173824°N 74.835327°W / 40.173824; -74.835327