Points of Pride

Souderton Area School District is excited to share its points of pride in the area of Academics and Finance. Please use the links below to read more:

Academic Points of Pride
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  • High performing school district located in the Indian Valley - A Community Where Character Counts

  • State-of-the-art new high school opened in 2009 serves students in grades 9-12

  • Two middle schools serve students in grades 6-8

  • Six elementary schools serve students in grades K-5

  • US News & World Report includes high school in list of “America’s Best High Schools”

  • Awarded “AP Honor Roll” status for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams

  • Two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

  • Robust integration of technology into teaching and learning at all levels

  • Extensive PA Core-Standards aligned curricula across all subject areas

  • Standards based elementary Progress Report

  • Wellness Initiative K-12

  • Education Foundation that has awarded $600,000 in grants since its inception on 1992

  • Teaming in grades 6, 7, and 8

  • Souderton Area was one of only eight school districts in Montgomery County and 63 in the state of Pennsylvania to receive a distinction of "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation.

  • State/National Award winning newspaper, The Arrowhead, and yearbook, Unaliyi, at the high school

  • National Award winning environmental program, Students Against Violating the Earth (SAVE)

  • K-12 “Hands Across the District” Volunteer program involving over 1,400 persons

  • Customized block schedule at the high school

  • Secondary reading initiative recognized at the national level.

  • 47 varsity and junior varsity sports’ teams at the secondary level

  • 37 vocal and instrumental music ensembles for students K-12

  • 100+ clubs and activities for students K-12

  • Highly regarded Pathways 360 program at the high school through which hundreds of students participate in career-oriented mentorships in local organizations

  • Elementary Reading Olympics at all six elementary schools

  • District-wide Character Counts! Initiative

  • Over 60% of high school graduates pursue post-secondary education at 4-year institutions

  • Over 20% of high school graduates pursue post-secondary education at 2-year institutions

  • Class of 2016 included four National Merit finalists and six commended students.

  • Safe school initiatives including school police officer, video surveillance, card access systems to school doorways, and staff training in CPR and use of AEDS (defibrillation)

  • Multimedia opportunities at the secondary level with student led TV programs and digital media courses.

  • Elementary school community garden generating over 1,000 pounds of produce for school cafeteria and Keystone Opportunity Center

  • Summer “Book Blasts” provide elementary students with free books throughout the summer months

Financial Points of Pride
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In the past five years, the School Board has:

  • Delivered budgets with tax increases well below the state’s Act 1 index (the maximum allowed by state law);

  • Obtained almost $1 million of private and federal grant funding to support innovative School District programs at all grade levels;

  • Upgraded its bond rating outlook with Wall Street rating agencies due to strong fiscal management policies;

  • Provided for capital project funding with a small borrowing that avoided any additional real estate tax increase or extension of the debt service schedule; and

  • Most importantly, crafted budgets that directly align with the School District’s comprehensive plan goals, focus on the needs of the whole child and implement visionary leadership in technology integration.