Our District

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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 more).

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.