Points of Pride

Souderton Area School District is excited to share its points of pride in the area of Academics and Finance. Please use the links below to read more:

 

 


Academic Points of Pride
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  • High performing school district located in the Indian Valley - A Community Where Character Counts

  • State-of-the-art new high school opened in 2009 serves students in grades 9-12

  • Two middle schools serve students in grades 6-8

  • Six elementary schools serve students in grades K-5

  • US News & World Report includes high school in list of “America’s Best High Schools”

  • Awarded “AP Honor Roll” status for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams

  • Two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

  • Robust integration of technology into teaching and learning at all levels

  • Extensive PA Core-Standards aligned curricula across all subject areas

  • Standards based elementary Progress Report

  • Wellness Initiative K-12

  • Education Foundation that has awarded $600,000 in grants since its inception on 1992

  • Teaming in grades 6, 7, and 8

  • Souderton Area was one of only eight school districts in Montgomery County and 63 in the state of Pennsylvania to receive a distinction of "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation.

  • State/National Award winning newspaper, The Arrowhead, and yearbook, Unaliyi, at the high school

  • National Award winning environmental program, Students Against Violating the Earth (SAVE)

  • K-12 “Hands Across the District” Volunteer program involving over 1,400 persons

  • Customized block schedule at the high school

  • Secondary reading initiative recognized at the national level.

  • 47 varsity and junior varsity sports’ teams at the secondary level

  • 37 vocal and instrumental music ensembles for students K-12

  • 100+ clubs and activities for students K-12

  • Highly regarded Pathways 360 program at the high school through which hundreds of students participate in career-oriented mentorships in local organizations

  • Elementary Reading Olympics at all six elementary schools

  • District-wide Character Counts! Initiative

  • Over 60% of high school graduates pursue post-secondary education at 4-year institutions

  • Over 20% of high school graduates pursue post-secondary education at 2-year institutions

  • Class of 2016 included four National Merit finalists and six commended students.

  • Safe school initiatives including school police officer, video surveillance, card access systems to school doorways, and staff training in CPR and use of AEDS (defibrillation)

  • Multimedia opportunities at the secondary level with student led TV programs and digital media courses.

  • Elementary school community garden generating over 1,000 pounds of produce for school cafeteria and Keystone Opportunity Center

  • Summer “Book Blasts” provide elementary students with free books throughout the summer months

Financial Points of Pride
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In the past five years, the School Board has:

  • Delivered budgets with tax increases well below the state’s Act 1 index (the maximum allowed by state law);

  • Obtained almost $1 million of private and federal grant funding to support innovative School District programs at all grade levels;

  • Upgraded its bond rating outlook with Wall Street rating agencies due to strong fiscal management policies;

  • Provided for capital project funding with a small borrowing that avoided any additional real estate tax increase or extension of the debt service schedule; and

  • Most importantly, crafted budgets that directly align with the School District’s comprehensive plan goals, focus on the needs of the whole child and implement visionary leadership in technology integration.

Tax History Graph

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