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 School/High School is ranked 136th in the United States in Newsweek’s 2015 America’s Top High Schools Rankings. In addition, 50% of last year’s graduating class received a 3 or higher on at least one advanced placement test throughout their high school career. Our graduation rate remains at 100% with many of our graduates attending top rated colleges and universities, and serving in the armed forces. Furthermore, we congratulate the 2016 graduating class of 48 students for earning the impressive amount of $3,719,449 in college scholarships.
Our underclass students continue to excel academically as well. Our 2016 PSSA scores indicate that our students outperform students throughout the state across all academic areas. For example, 33.75% of Jenkintown Elementary School students scored in the Advanced range for English Language Arts. This is 14 percentage points higher than the state average. Furthermore, 32% of Jenkintown Elementary School students scored in the Advanced range for Mathematics, which is 12 percentage points higher than the state average. Finally, 86% of our 4th Grade students were Proficient or Advanced in science, which is 10 percentage points higher than the state average. We are very proud of their accomplishments.
This year, the U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., named Jenkintown a Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee as a result of our Green Initiatives. On September 28, 2016, Jenkintown participated in the Green Strides Tour to showcase our sustainability education in practice. Visit the following link to learn more about the tour and how our district is implementing effective environmental education.
Additionally, our sports teams continue to excel and remain competitive among schools much larger than ours. Our football team recently secured wins against the High School of the Future (27-12) and our Homecoming game Lower Moreland (46-7). Our middle school soccer team made it to the BAL Final and lost narrowly 3-2 to Faith Christian. Congratulations to our boys’ cross country team who won the District 1 Championship on October 28. The team will represent District 1 at the State Championships in Hershey, PA on November 5.
We have expanded our Chromebook 1:1 program to reach all students in grades 1-12. The driving purpose of the Chromebook 1:1 is to increase student engagement, further involve students in active learning, and provide a reliable device for 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication, problem solving, and content expertise.
Moreover, the arts are integral to our educational program in Jenkintown. Our annual Renaissance Night and International Festival brings more than 400 community members to the school building to celebrate our outstanding arts program. More than 80% of our middle/high school students participate in co-curricular activities of some kind.
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