The Quakertown Community School District, located in Upper Bucks County, serves the townships of Haycock, Milford and Richland, and the boroughs of Quakertown, Richlandtown and Trumbauersville. It continues to grow, along with neighboring districts in Bucks County.
Our area enjoys all of the beauty and charm historic Bucks County has to offer. Directly along the Liberty Bell Trail, Quakertown blends the historic past with modern convenience and small town hospitality.
The School District comprises an environment of mostly rolling hills and farmland in its 72.3 square miles. The community is made up largely of single family homes and developments. Still, it also is home to large industry, wholesale and service companies.
Situated in the Northwest corner of Bucks County, our schools lead to the crossroads of routes 309, 313, and 663. An airport for lightweight aircraft, easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and scheduled bus service makes travel to cultural and amusement centers easy: Allentown (15 miles), Bethlehem (15 miles), Philadelphia (45 miles), New York City (90 miles) and Atlantic City (115 miles).
Mission, Students and Programs
The district’s mission is to promote its 5,500 students to become lifelong learners, who are able to pursue academic excellence, exhibit personal responsibility, provide service to the community, and respect oneself, others and the environment. In preparing for a rapidly changing 21st Century society, our students enter our schools to learn and leave to serve.
The goal of the school board is to achieve excellence in education consistent with its mission statement. The Board values academic achievement. This goal of excellence is supported by parents, a seasoned, well-prepared and dedicated staff. The district’s instructional program implements a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum and reporting system.
The K-12 student body attends six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and a comprehensive senior high school (grades 9-12), including a Freshman Center.
QCSD offers Infinity Cyber Academy and Options Academy. The two programs offer innovative academic opportunities to students who want to learn in non-traditional ways.
Approximately 300 students in grades 10-12 attend the Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School.
The QCSD 2011-2012 operating budget of $88.8 million supports the district’s exemplary educational programs. In 2011-2012, the district received approximately 21.8% of its revenue from state subsidies.