Welcome to East Pennsboro Area School District
East Pennsboro Area School District is a growing, progressive school district with a total population of approximately 2,700 students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and bordering on the Susquehanna River, the twelve-square-mile school district serves East Pennsboro Township and the communities of Enola, Summerdale, West Fairview, and parts of Camp Hill.
East Pennsboro is a suburb of the state capital, Harrisburg, and serves a socio-economically diverse community of more than 20,000 citizens. Although it was once considered a railroad town, the community is now thriving as a center for business and service industries. Corporations including EDS, IBM, Gannett-Fleming, Highmark/Blue Shield, and Metro Bank have regional offices within the township.Holy Spirit Health Care System operates a hospital in East Pennsboro and is joined by numerous doctor, dentist, and medical offices.
Bordering the school district campus is a well-regarded post-secondary school – Central Pennsylvania College. Within a 40-mile radius of the school district, there are numerous post-secondary schools including Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn State Harrisburg, Messiah College, Dickinson School of Law, Shippensburg University,Lebanon Valley College, Elizabeth town College, and York College of Pennsylvania. Capital Area Intermediate Unit, which provides special education and support services for the region’s 24 school districts, is also located within East Pennsboro Township. The region offers easy access to a variety of private childcare, nursery, and pre-school facilities.
A strong partnership between the school district and the township has created a supportive atmosphere for a dynamic community. New home construction has continued to grow during the past two decades, with two upscale neighborhoods attracting affluent buyers and several expanding developments with single homes, townhouses, and condominiums for young middle class and upper middle class families. Excellent municipal services and facilities are also bringing new families and businesses to East Pennsboro. The result has been an increase in school district enrollment from 2,421 in 1993 to 2,730 in 2012.
The district’s four schools are:
Principal: Richard Tysarczyk
Principal: Melanie Shaver-Durham
Principal: Michael Sim
Assistant Principal: Justin Newkam
Principal: Jonathan Bucher
Assistant Principal: Brian Moore
Athletic Director: Christopher Skaugen
East Pennsboro Area School District is experiencing steadily rising student performance as evidenced by a variety of indicators, including SAT and AP exams, the Pennsylvania State System of Assessment, and graduation criteria. While there are moderate changes in scores from year to year, the overall trend remains positive. The district’s Assessment Committee, led by the Assistant Superintendent, thoroughly reviews test results and establishes priorities for each school year. All teachers develop annual goals for each grade level to identify and address areas of concern, challenging students to achieve at the highest level and move the district toward its vision of “world class performers and productive citizens.”
The district has been networked for technology. Every classroom is equipped with computer workstations and printers with Internet access. All district teachers and administrators are provided with laptop or desktop computers and printers.There are wireless mobile computer labs throughout the district which teachers can bring into their rooms to provide computer access for an entire class of students for specific lessons. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive white board and projector allowing for interactive and engaging lessons. Also,teachers have access to shared labs of Flip Cameras, which allow students to create digital stories and video projects, and Classroom Response Systems,which allow teachers to poll students for instant data to determine whether students understand the topic(s) being reviewed. Smart Tables and iPads are available for specific lessons and curriculum.