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If you are looking for one of the top school districts in Pennsylvania, you have definitely arrived at the right website! Here you will find a brief guide to useful information about our schools, our staff, our policies, and our services.

Hopefully, you will find the answers here to many of your questions. You can even find out about the weather in Abington at this moment by clicking here!

Should you have a question that is not answered here, please refer to the listing of staff and school telephone and fax numbers where you may obtain more information. This can be found in the General Information section of our site.

There are many ways in which Abington Schools excel. Click here for a list of our Points of Pride.

Our Mission

Building upon the historical and culturally diverse roots of our community and its proud traditions, and recognizing the uniqueness of each student, the Abington School District promotes excellence as our standard and achievement as the result.

Abington School District – Facts & Figures

Location

  • Northern suburb of Philadelphia in Montgomery County
  • Includes Abington Township and Borough of Rockledge
  • 15.2 square miles, primarily residential
  • Total population: 55,310

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District Organization/Enrollment 2016-2017

  • Elementary schools (K-6): 4,367
  • Junior high school (7-8-9): 1,855
  • Senior high school (10-11-12): 1,748
  • Total enrollment: 7,970

Personnel 2016-2017

  • Professional staff positions: 640
  • Supporting staff positions: 401
Budget 2016-2017
Budget Item Total    Federal Funds
included in total
   State Funds
included in total
   Local Funds
included in total
Salary Items $ 80,395,249   $ 833,020   $ 8,270,776   $ 71,291,453
Employee Benefits $ 46,148,281   $ 478,168   $ 19,858,182   $ 25,811,931
Non-Salary Items $ 26,694,448   $     $ 3,090,229   $ 23,604,219
Total Budget $ 157,237,978   $ 1,311,188   $ 31,219,188   $ 120,707,602
 
Taxes 2016-2017

Real Estate Tax:

  • The 2016-2017 school tax rate is set at 30.83 mills. This means that for every $1,000 of assessed property value, $30.83 in school taxes is levied.

Earned Income Tax:

  • The 2016-2017 school district tax rate is set at 0.5%

Items in our budget over which we have little or no control:

  • Cyber and charter schools
  • Additional enrollment
  • Increases in fuel and utility costs
  • Increasing retirement/pension costs
  • Unfunded and underfunded mandated programs including special education classes and other programs and costs
  • Low level of state funding for education

Approved State Cost Per Pupil 2015-2016:

  • Elementary: $12,788.25
  • Secondary: $13,982.16
2017-2018 Budget Process

 

Future Plans of Graduates (Class of 2016):

  • Higher Education: 90%
  • Employment: 8%
  • Military: 2%