Cheltenham Township is a diverse, suburban community in Montgomery County, PA, which sits on the northwest border of the city of Philadelphia in the heart of the Northern Greater Philadelphia region. The township encompasses celebrates a proud history as a stop on the Underground Railroad and as home of Camp William Penn. Although comparatively small, Cheltenham Township is rich in diversity, truly acting as a microcosm of our country, full of people of different racial, religious, social, and economic backgrounds.
The Cheltenham School District serves a population of nearly 37,000 residents in a 9 square mile area. Like the Township, the School District is highly diverse with an ethnic student body population consisting of 50% African American, 38% Caucasian, 7% Asian, 4% Hispanic, and 1% other races. The District operates four K-4 elementary schools, one 5-6 elementary school, one 7-8 middle school, and one high school, serving 4,499 students total. The District is fully inclusive and offers a wide range of Special Education services, including adaptive physical education. Having a record of high academic accomplishments, Cheltenham School District was described by the U.S. Department of Education in 1998 as being, “a shining example of what’s right with education.” Years later, the District still lives up to the U.S. Department of Education’s description, with its high school offering the largest number of Advance Placement courses in Montgomery County.
The District also excels at the middle school level, holding the only Don Eichorn Schools to Watch title in Montgomery County and being awarded the 2009/2010 National Middle School’s Grand Prize for Teams that Make A Difference. At the elementary level the District offers four outstanding targeted Title I programs all of which received 2009/2010 Keystone Academic Achievement Awards, with one receiving Keystone’s prestigious “Distinguished School” commendation.
Cheltenham High School: 2012 Washington Post High School Challenge
Cheltenham High School: 2011 Washington Post High School Challenge
Cheltenham High School: 2010 Newsweek Magazine’s “One of America’s Best High Schools”
Cedarbrook Middle School: 2010 PA Don Eichorn: Schools to Watch Award, first middle school in Montgomery County to achieve such status
Cedarbrook Middle School: 2010 National Middle School Association’s Grand Prize for Teams That Make A Difference
Cheltenham High School Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine for Number of AP Courses, October 2012
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