Historic Bucks County
Rural Charm / Suburban Convenience ...
Our area enjoys all of the beauty and charm historic Bucks County has to offer. Directly along the Liberty Bell Trail, Quakertown blends the historic past-original Colonial homes, quaint inns, and farmers’ market-with modern convenience and small town hospitality.
The School District comprises an environment of mostly rolling hills and farmland in its 72.3 square miles. The community is made up largely of single family homes, and developments, still it also is home to large industry, wholesale and service companies.
Our lovely rural surroundings belie our convenient location. Situated in the Northwest corner of Bucks County, we are at the crossroads of routes 309, 313, and 663. An airport for lightweight aircraft, easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and scheduled bus service make travel to cultural and amusement centers easy: Allentown (15 miles), Bethlehem (15 miles), Philadelphia (45 miles), New York City (90 miles), and Atlantic City (115 miles). Our lifestyle amenities are numerous: the community hospital; a free public library; churches of many denominations; the YMCA with an indoor pool and sports center; municipal parks containing biking and running trails, outdoor pools, football, soccer, and baseball fields; tennis and basketball courts; and picnic facilities. We practice boating and water sports on man-made lakes at neighboring Lake Towhee county park and Nockamixon state park.
The School District serves the growing communities of Quakertown, Richlandtown, Trumbauersville, Haycock, Milford, and Richland. While our 36,000 residents reap the benefits of open spaces, they have the convenience of the Richland Mall, five shopping centers, five major supermarkets, department stores motels, movie theaters, fine restaurants and fast-food chain stores.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Continue, develop, implement and support effective programs and strategies that meet the specific needs of every student and that result in increased student achievement.
COMMUNICATION: Implement and support methods for improved communication with all stakeholders.
STAFFING and STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Provide a variety of staff development programs that empower the staff to grow professionally and that support district initiatives.
FINANCE AND FACILITIES: Review processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective use of district resources. Continue planning and implementation to provide safe, physically sound, and appropriate facilities for all students and staff.
DIVERSITY: Create and support an educational and work environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity.