Bensalem is a
Bensalem is approximately 21 square miles with a population of 61,000 residents. Student enrollment, including Tech School, Charters, and Special Education placements is approximately 7,300 students.
The total operating budget for the 2016-17 school year is $147.6 million, with revenues totaling $141,615,407 is generated from Local (73%), State (22%), Federal (1%) sources, and Transfers and Other Financing (4%). The difference comes from fund balance.
Striving to be the premier educational institution in Bucks
County, we will provide a first class education for the whole child that
challenges and supports each student to discover a passion for learning while
designing and achieving a personal vision of success.
The Bensalem Township School District has experienced many changes in its history. It has evolved from a “one room schoolhouse” community, to an escape from areas of urbanization, to the “metro suburban” township it is today, a township rich with all the trappings and amenities of a big city. Throughout these changes, the school district has remained mindful of its roots as a community of friends organized around the concept of a “good peace.” Now the school district celebrates and strives to meet the challenges of a diverse and changing community. We are committed to serving a student population rich with a diversity of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, race, religion and educational ability. We work in consort with numerous community service organizations to create and sustain an environment that supports educational excellence for each individual student. We strive to be the premier educational institution in Bucks County, a school system that is a beacon for families that settle in the greater Philadelphia area and a work place that is the employment goal of teachers and support staff throughout Bucks County. We seek to ensure that each student has the explicit opportunity to discover a passion for learning and achievement that enhances the child’s future aspirations and values. We build an educational environment that ensures that each child is safe, engaged, healthy, supported and challenged. In order to meet the needs of the whole child, we require skilled and compassionate leaders; knowledgeable, creative and dedicated faculty and staff; proud and involved parents and stakeholders; and a spirit of innovation and perseverance. Through continuous reflection and renewal, innovative programs, comprehensive professional development, and active community involvement and coordination, we will achieve our vision for the Bensalem Township School District.