Colonial Quick Facts

OUR DISTRICT

The Colonial School District draws approximately 5,000 students from the Borough of Conshohocken, and the Townships of Plymouth and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia. The majority of the population holds professional positions in business, education, law, medicine and technology.

LOCATION

The District Office is located in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in the heart of a thriving area served by major highways and public transportation. It is close to national historic sites and within easy travel distance to the New Jersey and Maryland shores, Pocono Mountains, New York City and Washington, D.C. The area is also convenient to several malls, including the King of Prussia Mall, which is recognized as one of the largest shopping malls in the country. Many of Philadelphia’s fine private country clubs, including the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Sunnybrook Golf Club, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Green Valley Country Club and Plymouth Country Club are within minutes of the District Office. The Philadelphia area is also known nationally for the quality and breadth of its hospitals and is home to some of the country’s best colleges and universities. Churches of all denominations can be found within the district.

BUILDINGS

The Colonial School District encompasses seven school buildings, including four kindergarten through third grade schools, one for students in grades four and five, a middle school for students in grades six through eight, and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School for grades nine through 12. Each building provides clean, sizeable classrooms that are equipped with the latest technology and teaching aids. Each school has its own cafeteria to provide students and staff with hot and cold lunches. Colonial students also may attend the Central Montco Technical High School located in Plymouth Township.

CLASS SIZE/ENROLLMENT

The average class size throughout the district is 18 to 23 students. The district provides transportation, through contracted providers, to and from school for the majority of students.

TEACHERS/STAFF

Teachers in the Colonial School District are seasoned professionals who care about their students. Nearly 93 percent of Colonial educators have at least a master’s degree and nearly half have more than 10 years of teaching experience. Per School Board policy, all Colonial teachers hold the appropriate state certifications.

School Hours

High School 7:35 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Middle School 8:03 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Elementary Schools 9:05 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
CMTHS PM Session 11:30 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.


Third grade boy creating a bar graph to demonstrate that students learn how to organize and interpret data.

Colonial by the numbers

  • District Population* - 41,475
    • White 91.0%
    • African American 4.0%
    • Asian 3.8%
    • Hispanic 1.1%
    • Other 0.1%
  • Number of Employees - 705
    • 399 Teachers
    • 27 Administrators
    • 279 Support Staff
  • Total Enrollment - 4,992
    • Special Education - 858
    • Gifted - 192
    • Low Income - 22.93%
  • Average Class Size - 18-23
  • Highly Qualified Teachers - 100%

*2010 United States Census Bureau, Data from American FactFinder.

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