Central Bucks Teachers are proud because:
- The district has high achievement test scores.
- CB has been named an Exemplary School for implementation
- of Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
- Standard & Poor’s gives the district high marks for having exceptionally above average student results at an average cost.
- In 2006, Central Bucks was named an “Outstanding District” four years in a row by Standard & Poor’s. Only 29 districts have received this distinction.
- Students consistently win local, area, and national awards including top winner in the International Science and Engineering Fair; Bucks County
- High School Poet of the Year; community service awards; placement in area and state music groups; and athletic awards and championships.
- Central Bucks teachers have been named Teacher of the Year, including Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, Biology Teacher of the Year, Gifted Educator of the Year, Primary Social Studies Teachers of the Year, Intermediate Social Studies Teachers of the Year, Outstanding Middle Level Educator, Middle School Health & Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and a Horace Mann-NEA Foundation for Teaching Excellence national finalist.
- The district elementary and secondary Social Studies programs and the K–12 Health and Physical Education program were named best in the state.
- Teachers attend outstanding staff development programs and workshops during the school year and summer.
District Recognition Highlights
- Blue Ribbon Schools – CB East, Holicong and Tamanend
- “School to Watch”, one of three selected – Lenape
- PA Elementary Social Studies Program of Excellence Award
- PA Secondary Social Studies Program of Excellence Award
- PA Department of Education School Of Distinction
- Newsweek Magazine Top Schools in the Nation
- Kids Voting, National, Highest Number of Student Voters
- Tamanend Middle School, National Service Learning Award
- CB East Patriot Players, Education Theater Association Outstanding
- High School Theatre Troupe Award
- Health and PE Program, PA Outstanding Program Award
- Environmental Education Program Award
Praise for CB Teachers and Students
Charles D. Baker, member Central Bucks school board stated, "I'm proud of our school board and faculty and that our cost per student is the lowest and out test scores are the highest in Bucks County."
-The Intelligencer, Letters to the Editor March 22, 2011
Guest Opinion: CB students are great
Paul B. Faulkner, president of the Central Bucks school board stated, "Our students in the Central Bucks School District are great kids and very successful. Their scores, rankings and achievements speak for themselves on a state and national level." He continues, " Our teachers are some of the best in the country. They are recognized on the state and national level almost monthly. The scores, rankings, and achievements of our students are a direct reflection of the leadership, guidance, mentoring and teaching that they receive in the classroom on a daily basis. Our kids would not be nearly as successful as they are if not for the challenges and the level of professionalism provided to them by this professional staff.
-Posted: PhillyBurbs.com Monday, February 28, 2011 [Updated Thurs. March 3, 2011]
Praise for CB Teachers and Students
PhillyBurbs.com highlighted CB school board member, Stephen Corr's recent comments. "...Central Bucks students have for the past few years had the highest PSSA scores in Bucks County and have ranked in the top 10 in the state. Nearly 70 percent of the high school special education students scored "advanced" or "proficient" on PSSA tests last year. About 85 percent of the high school students who took Advanced Placement exams scored high enough to earn college credit. He talked further about, " the volunteer work students do and the special efforts teachers have made to help their students." He also stated, "Positive things are happening every day in every one of our schools."
-February 22, 2011
Staff Recognition Highlights
- National Board Certified Teachers, 42 (182 total in PA)
- High School Principal of the Year, PA
- Middle School Teacher of the Year, PA
- New Teacher of the Year, PA, 4 award winners
- Biology Teacher of the Year, PA
- Gifted Teacher of the Year, PA
- National Finalist, Horace Mann-NEA Foundation Award, Teaching Excellence
- Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher, PA
- Bucks County Poet Laureate
- Middle School Health and PE Teacher of the Year
- Philadelphia Area Spanish Teacher of the Year
- Social Studies Teacher of the Year, 2 award winners
- Finalists for Teacher of the Year, numerous nominees
- Who’s Who Among Teachers, numerous candidates
- Philadelphia Flyers Community Teammate Award
- American Heart Association Rookie of the Year Award
- Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year
- Rohm and Haas Golden Flask Award for Excellence in Science Education
- Gateways SEPA Organization Young Leader Award
- March of Dimes “Women of Achievement in Education” Award
- National Endowment for the Advancement of the Arts Recognition Award
- PA Student Council Advisor of the Year
- Bucks County IU Keystones Technology Integrator
- Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award fro Geography Teaching
- Penn Ambassador
- Prentice Hall Team Teaching Award
- Phillies All-Star Teacher
- Bucks County IU Community Caring Award
- Sallie Mae Outstanding First Year Teacher Award
- Bucks County Educator of the Year, several winners
- Brown University National Faculty Coalition Member
- Pennsylvania James Madison Fellow
Student Recognition Highlights
- 1st place, International, Intel Corp. Science Fair, $50,000 prize
- 1st and 3rd places, National, Intel Corp. Science Fair
- 1st place, National, Poetry Writing, The Writing Conference
- Best Film, CB Chamber of Commerce Film Fest
- Best High School Documentary, CB Chamber of Commerce Film Fest
- 3rd place, National History Day Championships
- 3rd place, National, Life Smarts Consumer Challenge Team
- 1st place, Future Business Leaders of America Competition
- Numerous placements, Bucks County Oral Proficiency Competition
- 3rd place, Philadelphia Classic Programming Competition at University of Penn
- 1st place, National, Literary Magazine, American Scholastic Press Assn.
- 1st place, Art contest, Bucks County Conference and Visitor Bureau
- “Best School,” Rutgers University Model Congress
- PA Historical Society Otto F. Haas Award for Community Preservation
- 4th place, National, Individual, Physics Bowl
- 2nd place, National, Team, Physics Bowl
- Delaware Valley Science Competition scholarship winners yearly
- 1st place, National, Yearbook
- America Library of Poetry publication
- 1st place, American Literacy Council Student Poetry Contest
- 1st place, Patriot’s Pen VFW Essay contest
- 1st place, United Veterans Essay contest
- 1st place, The Writing Conference
"(Central Bucks School District's) PSSA test scores are highest in the county, 4th highest in the tri-county area and 6th highest in the state. 92% of CB students further their education at two and four year colleges, and CB has a graduation rate of more than 99%.
Central Bucks students also score very highly on the four "transition tasks" given at key points throughout their education. In third, sixth, ninth and twelfth grade all students are assessed on projects that test: mastery of knowledge, time management and written and oral skills.
Art, music, technology and physical education classes are provided to all students. Secondary students can choose from nearly fifty clubs or teams to enhance their skills and leadership abilities. Each high school also offers eighteen advanced placement classes.
98% of Central Bucks special education students are placed in the district. Currently, 11% of the student population receive these special education services, and an additional 7% receive gifted education services.
In the spring of 2005, Central Bucks received the "Ambassador Award" from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to organizations or individuals whose reputations cross county boundaries and attract attention to our community. Central Bucks is proud to be an Ambassador for our community, and proud to welcome you to our community."
Mana On Main
Students and teachers help organize, make, and serve food at the soup kitchen in Lansdale.