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Abington School District Info

The mission of the Abington School District is to educate and to guide all students, regardless of cultural or ethnic differences, toward achieving individual excellence, appreciating human value, contributing positively to a changing world, and becoming life-long learners by providing equal opportunities to engage in the best instructional practices that respond to the needs of the citizenry in the 21st century, while building upon the historical and culturally diverse roots of our community and its proud tradition of educational excellence.

Abington School District - Facts & Figures

Location

Northern suburb of Philadelphia in Montgomery County

Includes Abington Township and Borough of Rockledge

15.2 square miles, primarily residential

Total population:
56,444

Abington School District Points of Pride

Abington was selected by Bill Gates and Michael Dell as one of only three schools in the nation to receive $250,000 of educational technology in the Dell-Microsoft-Intel FutureReady competition.

Abington was cited by MONEY Magazine as one of the Top 100 School Districts in the U.S. in "towns you can afford".

Abington was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America ís Promise in Newsweek magazine.

We implemented a very successful all-day kindergarten program where children benefit from the expanded curriculum and dedicated teachers.

All seven elementary schools were recognized by the state for the second time for meeting their Adequate Yearly Progress goals for two consecutive years.

We are proud of our FIVE National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence: Abington Senior High School , Abington Junior High School and McKinley, Overlook, and Rydal Elementary Schools.

Our students received many awards and recognition in music, mathematics and science, athletics, world languages, and on academic teams Ö to name just a few areas of excellence.

Six Abington teachers received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; no other school district in Pennsylvania has more teachers recognized in this program.

We have developed intensive initiatives to ensure that all Abington students receive a college preparatory level education.

We are committed to closing the achievement gap Ö helping all young people achieve proficiency in their coursework.

Abington School District students contributed over 83,000 hours to the community in our extensive service-learning activities.

Abington Senior High School offers more Advanced Placement courses than any other school district in the county.

Our new web-based LetterGrade system helps junior and senior high school students and parents track student progress and communicate with teachers better.

Abington Senior High School graduates are admitted to the top colleges and universities in the country.

Abington Senior High School principal Robert Burt was named "Secondary Principal of the Year".

Abington was selected as the host site for the Governor's first Safe Schools Summit.

Abington Senior High School has been recognized by the White House as a National Service Learning Leader School.

Abington students perform significantly above the state average on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests.

Abington Senior High School selected as one of only nine schools nationwide for the U.S. Department of Educationís Safe and Drug Free Schools Recognition Program.

Abington graduating seniors have earned more than $4.6 million in scholarships this past year, more than doubling the scholarships earned 10 years ago.

Over $6 million has been committed to technology improvement and expansion at all grade levels.

The partial refunding and refinancing the Series 1998 General Obligation Bond saved the school district approximately $800,000

Abington School District is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 7525
No. of Schools: 9

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