The North Penn School District seeks to develop students who embody its universal values of achievement, kindness, collaboration, respect, responsibility, resilience, and integrity. Through an education that develops students both academically and emotionally, equitable opportunities, and a respect for human differences, members of the North Penn community will contribute to their local and global communities.
The North Penn School District is an effective, innovative, student-centered community of teaching and learning where every student is empowered to:
- Become an independent, adaptable, life-long learner who uses knowledge to create new understandings;
- Exhibit creative, collaborative, and critical thinking;
- Achieve at one’s highest potential;
- Live as a positive, responsible, and contributing citizen of the global society; and
- Develop a respect for diversity and appreciation of human differences.
Contributing to the development of a quality organization by building the relationships necessary to create the conditions that:
- Foster a high level of employee, student and community engagement;
- Provide opportunities for employee decision-making;
- Include a high level of visibility; and
- Are characterized by leadership coaching.
High Expectations for Learning:
Cultivating an environment where:
- Every student knows he or she can succeed;
- Families, community members and staff demonstrate the confidence to meet the needs of every child; and
- Strategies are used that ensure high levels of achievement and address student learning differences.
Empowering and equipping students, staff, and community members to better serve by:
- Providing them with a healthful environment in which they continuously learn and embrace change; and
- Soliciting feedback to effectively understand and address the needs and concerns of students, staff and the community.
Creating a culture throughout the organization of commitment to use and share data that measures student, employee and organizational performance in:
- Planning focused on retaining strengths
- Addressing opportunities for improvement; and
- Program assessment.
Partnerships and Teamwork:
Utilizing the power of teaming to deliver the best for our school community.
Strength in Diversity:
Recognizes the power in respecting, understanding, and celebrating human differences to build community, inspire ideas, develop shared experiences, and enrich the organization.
The North Penn School District is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. The district encompasses 42 square miles and has a total population of more than 98,000 residents. These residents reside in Hatfield, Lansdale and North Wales boroughs, Hatfield, Montgomery, Towamencin and Upper Gwynedd townships and the village of Line Lexington. Currently the district consists of 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one credit recovery school. NPSD employs approximately 2,000 staff members. Approximately 13,000 students attend North Penn schools each school year.
The vision of NPSD is to be a school system that is student-centered with a focus on academic challenge, meaningful experiences and personal responsibility. North Penn has a reputation in this region, state and nationwide as fulfilling this promise to its students and helping them develop into future leaders. NPSD’ s student achievement, as measured by the PSSA, continues to improve as we work toward closing the achievement gap for these students. In addition, our ongoing Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) efforts took us on a path toward even higher achievement in the coming years. In 2019, North Penn School District was ranked as the 17th best school district in Pennsylvania by Niche K-12 (read more). Year after year, North Penn High School has ranked as one of the top schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report (read moreOpening in a new window).
Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, North Penn School District began its Digital Age Learning (one-to-one) Initiative. This initiative has been designed in collaboration with the North Penn Community to provide all staff and students with 21st Century tools to create student-centered learning environments, focused on creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, aligned to the North Penn curriculum goals and ISTE standards. These tools and classroom practices are critical to preparing our students to be lifelong learners who can contribute productively to our global society. Learn more about the NPSD Digital Age Learning Initiative.
Approximately 98 percent of Central Bucks special education students are placed in the district. Currently, 11 percent of the student population receive these special education services, and an additional 7 percent receive gifted education services.