The West Chester Area School District
covers a basis, for the area of West Chester
, Pennsylvania, United States. The borough of West Chester is the center of the district. The other parts include the surrounding townships of East Bradford
, East Goshen
, West Goshen
, West Whiteland
, and , all in Chester County
, are part of the district, as is Thornbury Township
in adjacent Delaware County
.The WCASD consists of ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools, as of the fall 2006
school year. Elementary schools include grades 1-5, middle schools grades 6-8, and high schools grades 9-12.
The mission of the West Chester Area School District is "to educate and inspire our students to achieve their personal best".
About the West Chester Area School District
Almost 12,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend schools in the WCASD. The class size average is more than 25 students. Over 900 are employed by the WCASD, with 64 percent holding at least a master's degree
. For the 2006–2007 school year, the district had a $176.4 million budget.
Recent Awards and Recognition
At Henderson High School, the Promethean torchlight award was given to a chemistry teacher, Kevin Orlando. This grant was awarded to only ten classrooms in the entire United States of America. This grant provides the classroom with many state-of-the-art equipment features, including the ActivWand, Expressions,... Read More