Students and Programs
The K-12 enrollment in October of 2010 was 8038 which included 3535 elementary, 1881 at the two middle schools and 2622 at the senior high. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has projected continued growth.
East Penn is noted for its academic excellence. Of the Class of 2011, 55% are attending four-year colleges or universities, 24% are attending two-year colleges and 3% are attending business, nursing or technical schools for a total of 82% seeking higher education. Twenty (20) advanced placement courses and 23 honors courses are offered at the high school. There are classes for special needs students and academically gifted on all levels. Student activities include dramatics and musical performances as well as an active club program. At the secondary level, 22 varsity and 12 junior varsity sports are offered with over one-third of the students participating.
The East Penn staff consists of approximately 542 professional and 422 support members. 83.2% of the teachers hold a master degree or beyond. In addition to attending many workshops and conferences each year, every professional employee participates in various workshops and training activities through the Employee Development Program to enhance their particular skills. Members of our professional staff are resource persons for state, national and international conferences, adjunct college professors and published writers and researchers.
The elementary schools of the East Penn School District will provide all students with the academic and problem solving skills essential for personal development, responsible citizenship, and life-long learning. A strong emphasis is placed on reading/language arts and mathematics as well as the development of independent thinking and problem solving skills across all curriculum areas.
A variety of grouping strategies is employed for instructing students. Enrichment and academic support are available to meet the needs of individual students. Kindergarten registration: Entrance age for admission to kindergarten is 5 years old before September 12. Proof of age and immunization are required at registration. All registration forms are on the district website. Vision, hearing, and speech/language screening are offered as part of the kindergarten process.