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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 2013-2014

Elementary schools (K-6) 4,177 
Junior high school (7-8-9) 1,717
Senior high school (10-11-12) 1,745
Total enrollment 7,639

Personnel 2013-2014

  • Professional staff positions: 644
  • Supporting staff positions: 400

Budget 2013-2014

Budget Item Total

Federal Funds
included in total

State Funds
included in total

Local Funds
included in total

Salary Items

$ 76,020,816

 $1,046,205

$   8,172,944

$  66,801,667

Employee Benefits

$ 32,915,109

  $  452,981

$   12,754,051

$  19,708,077

Non-Salary Items

$ 27,696,769

  $

$   3,177,660

$  24,519,109

Total Budget

$136,632,694

   $1,499,186

$24,104,655

$111,028,853

Taxes 2013-2014

Real Estate Tax:

  • The 2013-2014 tax rate is set at 27.80 mills. This means that for every $1,000 of assessed property value, $27.80 in school taxes is levied. The millage rate reflects no increase when compared to the millage rate for the 2012-2013, 2011-2012 and 2010-2011 school years.

Earned Income Tax:

  • The 2013-2014 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 2012-2013:
 
  • Elementary:$11,458.61 
  • Secondary: $12,119.86
     

Future Plans of Graduates (Class of 2013):

  • Higher Education: 91%
  • Employment: 7%
  • Armed Forces: 2%

Abington Selected by Money Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

Abington Senior High School, Abington Junior High School, McKinley, Overlook, Roslyn and Rydal Elementary Blue Ribbon Schools!

Abington Senior High School: Silver Medal U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best High Schools"