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Points of Pride

Graduates walking down the field

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School is known as one of the region's top public high schools.

Five teachers

Congratulations to Adrienne Ames (CMS), William Blubaugh (PWHS), David Caruso (RP), Ann Nitka-Johnson (CMS), Bill Ryan (CMS), and Lauren Shinton (CE)!

The Master Teacher program is an incentive program unique to Colonial that encourages experienced teachers to take a leadership role that allows them to share their knowledge and expertise with others.

Teacher sitting on floor with elementary students

With average class sizes of 18-23 and a 13-to-1 student-teacher ratio, Colonial’s intimate classrooms allow for a strong dedication to one-on-one and small group differentiated instruction.

Group of Technology Student Association students

Members of the 2021-22 Technology Student Association were honored by the School Board for their accomplishments in regional and state competitions.

PW girls basketball team wearing medals, holding awards

The 2021-22 Plymouth Whitemarsh High School girls basketball team was invited to the State Capitol following their record-breaking season and after capturing the 6-A State Championship.

Graduates in red tossing their caps

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School graduates toss their caps at the conclusion of the 2022 commencement ceremony.


  • For three years in a row, Colonial's teachers were named the best teachers in Montgomery County, top 10 in PA, and in the top 100 districts nationwide for 2023, according to 
  • PWHS is ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania according to the annual rankings released by US News & World Report and recognized as one of the top five best public high school in Montgomery County by Main Line Today. In 2023, PWHS was 37th in the state, 27th in the Philadelphia metro area, and among the top 1,200 best high schools nationally.
  • PWHS was named a Top STEM High School by Newsweek for 2020. In Colonial’s STEAM Culture, teachers from all grade levels help students build a foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math while developing creativity and critical thinking in all subject areas.
  • PWHS's 345 seniors received diplomas at a live commencement ceremony in June 2023. More than 40 percent graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or higher. Over 90 percent are continuing their education four- or two-year colleges. Four students entered the military. 
  • PWHS was named to the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll in 2023, earning the bronze distinction.
  • The 2022 undefeated PWHS Girls Basketball team ran a 34-0 record, winning the Suburban One League Liberty Division, Suburban One League, and PIAA District One titles on their way to becoming 2022 PIAA 6-A State Champions.
  • PWHS student Rhianna Gooneratne won the 2023 PIAA AAA State Girls Golf Championship.
  • Conshohocken Elementary school was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs as a Title I Distinguished School for the 2018-2019 school year. The honor places CE among the top five percent of high achieving Title I schools.
  • Unique block schedules at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Colonial Middle School provide students and teachers with ample time to explore material and topics in depth each day.
  • With average class sizes of 18-23 and a 13-to-1 student-teacher ratio, Colonial’s intimate classrooms allow for a strong dedication to one-on-one and small group differentiated instruction.
  • Nearly 92 percent of Colonial School District teachers have at least a master's degree.
  • The CSD’s nationally recognized Master Teacher Program provides leadership and career ladder opportunities and is now in its second decade. More than six dozen teachers have earned Master Teacher status since the program began in 2001.
  • Moody’s ranks CSD among the most financially stable school districts in Pennsylvania with a Aaa rating. Colonial is one of just seven school districts in the Commonwealth to have an Aaa rating.
  • Colonial continues to maintain the third lowest tax rate in Montgomery County.