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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Council Rock School District is a top rated, public school district located in Newtown, PA. It has 11,017 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
30 N Chancellor St
Newtown, PA 18940
Telephone
(215) 944-1000
Website

Council Rock School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
1,109 responses
Average ACT
29
254 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,017
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$115,982
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$217,590,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,994/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$116,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,378
National
$949
Median Home Value
$492,300
National
$184,700

Council Rock School District Reviews

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The academics are pretty good, and Council Rock has a reputation among state colleges as being challenging and demanding. Most AP courses are offered between the two high schools.
The teachers at Council Rock are a hit or a miss. As a student, I encountered several facility members that played an active role in my education and my future. However, any student/parent is sure to encounter as many unmotivated and passionless teachers in the district.
In addition, there is a severe lack of clubs and activities between the two high schools. Besides the ever-shrinking music and arts department and the standard honor societies, interesting and fun after-school activities are extremely hard to come by. As a student, I was disappointed by the general lack of creativity from facility and students. This may also be a statement on the great lack of diversity on campus.
Overall, I enjoyed my years at Council Rock, but obviously there are areas of improvement.
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Council Rock is well known for its exceptional academic rating and teachers as well as it's music and theatre departments. There are so many opportunities to get involved at the high school level. Unfortunately, it lacks quite a bit in student community. Students and families rarely participate in school events or attend extracurricular events such as theater performances and games/meets. It would be wonderful if the community could work together to create a better and healthier environment for the students that attend these schools because nothing is more important to children than an involved and compassionate community to be a part of their growth.
Excellent public school! Provides students with a solid academic foundation to build upon in college and beyond. Great variety of AP and duel enrollment classes to enrich student experience. Nice selection of clubs and athletic teams to choose from to complete HS experience. Overall great experience thus far...