Pennsbury High School
|Pennsbury High School|
608 South Olds Blvd (West Campus)
|School district||Pennsbury School District|
|Principal||Reggie Meadows (Co-Principal)
Lisa Becker (Co-Principal)
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
|Rivals||Neshaminy High School Redskins, Council Rock High School North Indians, Council Rock High School South Golden Hawks, Abington Senior High School Galloping Ghost|
|Website||Pennsbury High School Website|
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).
In 2004, the prom was awarded "Best Prom" by Reader's Digest as part their "America's 100 Best" feature. In 2004, singer-songwriter John Mayer performed for a crowd of nearly a thousand students.
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. 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
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.  In 2004, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins signed with Walt Disney Studios, leaving the status of the project uncertain.
School bus accident
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."  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. The NTSB announced they had "not found any major mechanical errors with the school bus". 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.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (November 2015)|
- Dave Mays, Actor
- Phil Augusta Jackson, Writer for Key and Peele
- Hallie Jackson, NBC News Correspondent
- Christy Altomare, actress
- Lavoy Allen, professional basketball player
- Sean M. Carroll, theoretical cosmologist and popular science writer
- Chris Cole, professional skateboarder
- Robert Costa, political reporter
- Robert Curtis Brown, actor
- John Galloway, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Drew Gress, jazz musician and composer
- Richard Kind, actor
- David Klecker, AVP men's Olympic volleyball team
- Asher Roth, pop rap artist
- Matthew Schuler, singer, contestant on The Voice (U.S. TV series)
- Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine
- Troy Vincent, professional football player
- Lindsey Vuolo, Playboy Playmate
- Zach Woods, actor
- Bart Johnson actor
- Jesse Colin Young, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Youngbloods
- Jimmy Ockford, Professional soccer player
- "National Center for Education Statistics". Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "Pennsbury High School: Class of 2011 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "Yardley News: Pennsbury gets national notice". Retrieved 2007-02-28.
- "Rolling Stone Magazine: John Mayer Goes to the Prom". Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- McNary, Dave (2003-05-14). "Variety: Par dresses for prom pic 'Pennsbury'". Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- McNary, Dave; Dunkley, Cathy (2004-03-04). "Variety: Tollin/Robbins inks pic pact". Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- "NEPA News: 17 students hospitalized after school bus hits pedestrians, wall". Retrieved 2007-02-28.
- "Philadelphia Inquirer: Bus victim back home, Pennsbury High girl "thrilled" after six weeks in a hospital.". Retrieved 2007-02-28.[dead link]
- "ABC News: NTSB - No Mechanical Problems with Pennsbury Bus". Retrieved 2007-02-28.