The Wissahickon School District, established in 1964, is located about 22 miles north of center city Philadelphia, in the heart of suburban Montgomery County. Conveniently located near a network of major highways and public transportation, we are accessible to cultural centers, sporting events, state and national parks and recreational facilities. The District has a population of 31,923 and serves approximately 4,655 students in the three contiguous communities of Lower Gwynedd Township, the Borough of Ambler, and Whitpain Township-- an area of twenty-five (25) square miles.
Students learn in five elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12). The professional staff is comprised of 388 full and part time certificated teachers, 254 of whom have Master’s degrees and 8 who hold Doctoral degrees.
Wissahickon is considered an excellent community in which to live and raise a family. This is evidenced by a boom in the construction of new homes and the building of an elementary school during the last 10 years.
Wissahickon students come from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Occupations and educational backgrounds are diverse and all professions are well represented. A substantial portion of the population is composed of college graduates. Our community is comprised of residential areas, as well as several corporate headquarters, UNISYS, Rohm and Hass, Aetna Healthcare and McNeil Pharmaceuticals. These economic entities are very supportive of our schools by working with the students on ROBOTICS projects, providing scholarships, and offering their facilities for interested students and teachers to improve their expertise in their line of endeavor.
| District-wide Enrollment:|| 4,502|
| District per pupil Expenditure:|| |
| Total Number of Staff:|| 736|
Population Per School
| Stony Creek Elementary:|| 373|
| Blue Bell Elementary:|| 409|
| Shady Grove Elementary:|| 510|
| Mattison Avenue Elementary:|| 141|
| Lower Gwynedd Elementary:||492|
| Wissahickon Middle School:|| 1,085|
| Wissahickon High School:|| 1,492|