Parents with children will understand the importance placed on finding good education facilities and if you are a family who has just moved to the area of Sellersville in Bucks County Pennsylvania, then you will be pleased to hear that there are some excellent schools within this district. The town comes under the Pennridge School District which is an area situated approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia in the southeastern part of the state, covering around 95 square miles and serving a total population of 45,000. The district is comprised of eight municipalities, including the boroughs of Dublin, Perkasie, Silverdale, Bedminster Township, East Rockhill Township, Hilltown Township, West Rockhill Township and Sellersville. It was formed in 1952 when local authorities decided it would be beneficial for the community to combine the resources of several small municipal school districts to for a larger body to administer all education facilities in the area. This included the Sell-Perk School District, which Sellersville came under prior to the amalgamation with the previous Sell-Perk High School converted for use as South Middle School, which is still in operation within this district today along with 10 other schools in the region.
These can be broken down into individual age groups with seven elementary schools for kids from kindergarten age to grade 5, which are Bedminster, R.B Deibler, J.M Grasse, P.A Guth, Sellersville, M.M Seylar and West Rockhill. There are three middle schools for children in grades 6 to 8 and these are Central Middle School, South Middle School and North Middle School then 1 high school for grades 9 to 12 which is Pennridge High School. Overall, there are approximately 7,200 students currently enrolled in the entire district which employs 478 teachers and over 450 additional part and full time staff.
Sellersville Elementary is situated at 122 West Ridge Avenue and its Principal is Mrs Baker. The school doors open daily at 8.15 am when students may enter the building and proceed to the cafeteria where they will await dismissal to classrooms at 8.25 am for the start of the school day at 8.35 am. The doors to the building at locked at this time so any students entering after this time must have a signed note from their parent with a valid reason to explain lateness/absence to receive a late pass to enter class. The school day ends at 3.10 pm when car riders are dismissed first, followed by those leaving on foot five minutes later and finally at 3.19 pm those who require the school bus service. If you have children of kindergarten age then they will also attend school here and you will have the option of submitting your child for morning classes from 8.45 am to 11.25 am (with doors open ten minutes earlier am & pm) or afternoons from 12.20 pm until 3.00 pm, with doors open ten minutes earlier am & pm.
Older children living in Sellersville will be required to attend a large suburban high school in the nearby town of Perkasie at Pennridge High School on North Fifth Street which at present has approximately 2400 students and employs up to 250 faculty and staff.