Inside Penn Manor School District
About Penn Manor
With a student population of approximately 5320, Penn Manor School District is recognized as one of the largest school districts in Lancaster County. The district spans over 100 rural square miles to the east of the Susquehanna River. Penn Manor School District encompasses five political entities: Millersville Borough, and Conestoga, Martic, Manor, and Pequea Townships with a community population of approximately 32,000.
Penn Manor School District occupies seven elementary buildings, two middle schools, and one high school. Nestled in Millersville Borough, Penn Manor High School is located beside the campus of Millersville University. The corporate headquarters of both Armstrong World Industries and Turkey Hill Dairy are located within Penn Manor School District's boundaries.
Penn Manor School District is a three-layer district with instruction organized into an elementary division, middle level division, and high school division. Curricular design has been aligned with a K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 configurations. All seven elementary schools house Grades K-6. The two middle schools serve Grades 7 and 8 and utilize a team approach designed around a team of core teachers for math, English, reading, social studies, and science. The high school initiated a program of intensive or "block" scheduling in the 1995-1996 school year and serves students in Grades 9-12.
The district currently employs 375 teachers and 200 non-instructional support staff. PMSD students have consistently scored above both the state and federal averages on the SAT exam. Over the past 5 years 60-65% of PMSD seniors have pursued post secondary education.