1. The Phoenixville Area School District (PASD) is a public school district headquartered in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Located in Chester County.
For the second year in a row, Phoenixville Area High School has been listed in the Top 1000 schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine. PAHS was ranked #839, moving up from a ranking of #912 last year.
Dr. Alan Fegley, Superintendent of Phoenixville Area School District praised all of those who have helped to positively shape the lives of the children in our district. He stated, “A school system works, when students feel a connection to a caring adult.” “In Phoenixville,” he continued, “there are so many professional educators and staff, who confidently and thoughtfully touch the lives of the students and help them grow into accomplished young men and women.”
Newsweek’s ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent),AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).
There are countless ways to analyze high schools. For the last two years, Newsweek and The Daily Beast have considered the nation’s high schools with a simple conceit: to find the ones that best prepare students for college.
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- Phoenixville Kindergarten Center
- Barkley Elementary
- East Pikeland Elementary
- Schuylkill Elementary
- Phoenixville Area Middle
- Phoenixville Area High School
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About Phoenixville – Phoenixville is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia, at the junction of French Creek with the Schuylkill River. The population is 16,440 as of the 2010 Census.
Phoenixville was settled in 1732 and incorporated as a borough in 1849. In its industrial heyday early in the twentieth century, it was an important manufacturing center and it was the site of great iron and steel mills such as the Phoenix Iron Works, boiler works, silk mill, underwear and hosiery factories, a match factory, and the famous (and now highly collectible) Etruscan majolica pottery. Like many American towns and cities, Phoenixville owes its growth to its waterways. It is not only situated on the broad Schuylkill River, a historic thoroughfare to Native Americans and early settlers alike, but it is bisected by the fast-flowing French Creek, which was quickly harnessed for water power.
Much of this history was recognized by the creation of the Phoenixville Historic District, the largest National Register of Historic Places site in Chester County. The Black Rock Bridge, Gay Street School, and Schuylkill Navigation Canal, Oakes Reach Section are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Attractions – In March 2010, Philadelphia Magazine listed Phoenixville as one of “10 Awesome Neighborhoods To Call Home”. Phoenixville is home to the Colonial Theatre, opened in 1903. In 1958, the theatre, along with some other parts of the borough, was featured in the motion picture The Blob. Beginning in 2000, Phoenixville has celebrated this with the annual Blobfest. Festivities include a reenactment of the scene featuring the Colonial. The Colonial runs special programs some weekends in July, and an ongoing series of movies and events for children.
Since 2004 on the first Friday night of every month the downtown stores, restaurants and businesses and volunteer community groups hold special events including street musicians and entertainers and some outdoor concerts. This is referred to as “First Friday” by the locals.
Also since 2004, Phoenixville has celebrated the “rebirth” of the town with the burning of a large wooden phoenix. The bonfire at the Firebird Festival is used to harden clay birds crafted over the preceding weeks.
Phoenixville is in close proximity to Valley Forge National Park and the Perkiomen and Schuylkill River trails.