Colonial Quick Facts
The Colonial School District draws approximately 5,400 students from the Borough of Conshohocken, and the Townships of Plymouth and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia.
The District Office is located in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in the heart of a thriving area served by major highways and public transportation. Just outside of Philadelphia, 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 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.
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 sizeable classrooms that are equipped with the latest technology and teaching aids. Electronic key cards are used to access each building during the school day. Access to each building is also controlled electronically with a state-of-the-art system that allows staff to visibly identify who is entering the building. Each school has its own cafeteria to provide students and staff with nutritious hot and cold options for breakfast and lunch. Colonial students also may attend the Central Montco Technical High School located in Plymouth Township.
The average class size throughout the district is 18 to 23 students. The current student to teacher ratio less than 13-1. The district provides transportation, through contracted providers, to and from school for the majority of students.
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.
- High School: 7:35 a.m.-2;20 p.m.
- Middle School: 8:05 a.m.-2:55 p.m.
- Elementary Schools: 9:05 a.m.-3:35 p.m.
- Tech School Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m.-2;25 p.m.
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 - 687
- 405 Teachers
- 47 Administrators
- 235 Support Staff
- Total Enrollment - 5,361
- Special Education - 16.5%
- Gifted - 4%
- Low Income - 22.93%
- Average Class Size - 18-23
- Highly Qualified Teachers - 100%
*2010 United States Census Bureau, Data from American FactFinder.