Welcome to the Colonial School District!
In an economical environment that is placing unprecedented pressure on public education in Pennsylvania, The Colonial School District remains a highly successful and innovative educational force.
The results speak for themselves. In September, Ridge Park Elementary School was one of only 269 of the country’s more than 500,000 public schools named a National Blue Ribbon School. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) was listed among the Delaware Valley’s Top 100 high schools in the October edition of Philadelphia Magazine. In March, PWHS was listed among the Top 1,000 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. In an April edition of The Philadelphia Business Journal, the Colonial School District was ranked 20th among the 501 public school districts in Pennsylvania based on 2011 PSSA scores.
Our 2012 PSSA scores were also strong. CSD fifth graders led all districts in Montgomery County on the mathematics portion of the 2012 PSSA, 94.2 percent scored at the proficient or advanced level. CSD third graders were second in the county with 95.7 percent scoring at the proficient or advanced levels. Eighth graders were also second in the county with 95 percent being proficient or advanced. 11th graders were seventh with more than three-quarters of the students proficient or advanced.
Colonial third graders were also second in Montgomery County with 92.9 percent scoring at the proficient or advanced levels on the reading portion of the 2012 PSSA. Fifth graders with fourth with 85.8 percent, eighth graders fourth with 96.5 percent and 11th graders ninth with 82.7 percent proficient or advanced.
Colonial students’ performance on college entrance assessments showed improvement in 2012 with Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores again exceeding state and national averages and American College Testing (ACT) scores remaining above state averages and college readiness scores as determined by the ACT
The school district is at the heart of the Colonial Community and we all have a stake in its future. There are many ways that each of us can become involved in keeping Colonial strong. Please consider joining one of our community outreach and development committees – Advocacy, Fundraising, and Partnerships. Call 610-834-1671, ext 2115 for more information.
Together, we can ensure our students have all of the opportunities and resources they need to reach their full potential.
MaryEllen Gorodetzer, Ed.D.
Dr. Gorodetzer's Biography