School District

PENN-DELCO SCHOOL DISTRICT

95 Concord Road, Aston, PA 19014

(610) 497-6300

School Closing Number: 456

www.pdsd.org

"Preparing for the Future with Pride and Dedication"

Location

Penn-Delco School District is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The district encompasses Brookhaven and Parkside Boroughs and Aston Township.

Population

The latest U.S. Census estimate places the district's population at approximately 26,000.

Enrollment

Approximately 3300 students are enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.

Employees

Penn-Delco employs over 400 teachers, administrators and support personnel. The faculty represents more than 40 colleges and universities.

Transportation

The district's 35 buses and vans transport more than 4,500 public and non-public pupils to school each day. A 1.5 mile limit has been established for transportation eligibility.

Programs & Services

Services are provided by qualified psycholgists, counselors, speech therapists, teacher aides and music, art, reading and physical education specialists and include:

  • Gifted Program for talented pupils
  • Transitional first grade program
  • Special Education programs
  • Vocal and instrumental music lessons
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Instructional Support Team
  • Half-day vo-tech programs for senior high school students
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Summer school programs
  • Adult school programs
  • Complete testing program ... achievement, aptitude, interest and diagnostic
  • Championship teams in major inter-scholastic competitions
  • Elementary class size average of 24
  • Extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Award winning show bands
  • Academic competitions
  • Marine Corps JRROTC

Academics

All Penn-Delco academic programs are supplemented with a wide variety of activities, extra-curricular opportunities and additional programs. Specialists supporting the regular classroom teachers include reading specialists, art teachers, music teachers, nurses, gifted teachers, librarians, instructional support team teachers, physical education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists and speech and language clincians.

Elementary

Penn-Delco has four elementary schools which educate approximately 1,500 children in kindergarten through fifth grades. The elementary schools also serve pupils with special needs and the district offers a transitional first grade class. The elementary class size is approximately 24 students. A gifted program is available for talented students in grades two through five offering enrichment opportunities supplementing regular classroom instruction. Both Coebourn and Pennell Elementary Schools have been recognized as  "Blue Ribbon" schools.

Middle School

Northley Middle School provides a positive transition from elementary to secondary school. The middle school educates approximately 750 students. The middle school has a team organizational structure and teachers at the middle school team-teach classes. A gifted program is available for talented students in grades six through eight offering enrichment opportunities which supplement regular classroom instruction.

High School

Sun Valley High School educates approximately 1,100 students in grades nine through twelve. The high school offers a variety of academic programs and learning opportunities. A wide range of vocational, technical arts, business, foreign language, home economics and college preparatory classes are offered. Advanced Placement courses are available in a variety of subject areas. Students are also offered the opportunity to participate in a half-day vo-tech program in such areas as electronics, information systems, automobile mechanics, food management and more. Over 80% of recent graduates attend institutions of higher learning. The amount of scholarship monies awarded to students is approximately $1,000,000. A photography lab, instructional media center, career center and computer assisted drafting are available to students in the high school. In addition, as part of a career exploration program, seniors may pursue a variety of out of school activities and experiences. During the last four weeks of school, they utilize community resources (business, industry, professionals, and more) as an extension of their learning environment to gain insights outside of the school setting.