Thank you for visiting our website. Jenkintown School District boasts many academic and co-curricular accomplishments each year. We are proud to showcase our schools through this site and encourage you to explore the many links and resources herein.
Jenkintown Middle/High School is excited to unveil the brand new media/arts center that is home to our maker space lab, opportunities for technology collaboration, and outstanding research and presentation spaces. With a 1:1 Chromebook program, students are able to utilize this space as a technology center for innovation and creation.
We are proud to announce the Class of 2017 included 42 graduates of which 40 went on to higher education, one took a gap year, and one went into the military. In addition, the middle/high school is pleased to be offering a new course in AP Computer Science this year, which we hope will help drive our expanding STEAM program. Furthermore, the 2017 SAT scores placed Jenkintown High School 17th in the state of Pennsylvania.
Highlights of the 2016-2017 sports seasons included district championships in football, cross country, and girls’ basketball. Once again we anticipate an outstanding year in athletics and have already garnered state-wide recognition in cross country as many publications have our boys’ cross country program ranked in the top 5 statewide for single A schools.
Moreover, our Theater Arts and Music Programs continue to thrive and participation rates are extremely high for these activities. We look forward to another great Renaissance Night and International Festival this year. These events bring together our wonderfully supportive learning community.
Our underclass students continue to excel academically as well. Our 2017 PSSA results indicate that the percentage of students performing in the Advanced category for English increased from 34% in 2016 to 40% in 2017. In math, the number of students in the Advanced category increased from 32% in 2016 to 34% in 2017. Overall, 86% of our students were Proficient or Advanced in English and 65% were Proficient or Advanced in Math. Additionally, 76% of our 4th grade students were Proficient or Advanced in Science. Although we do not yet have state results, these scores are significantly higher than the typical State averages.
The community of Jenkintown is very supportive of our schools and programs and we are appreciative of its involvement. Jenkintown is a unique district, steeped in tradition, with strong educational values and community presence. We sincerely hope you visit our town and schools to explore firsthand all that Jenkintown has to offer.
Dr. Jill A. Takacs