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Methacton School District – a vibrant and diverse place to live, work, study, shop, worship and enjoy life!  

Methacton School District – a vibrant and diverse place to live, work, study, shop, worship and enjoy life!

As a lifelong resident of the Perkiomen Valley, a graduate of the Perkiomen Valley School District, and with a 32+ year career in real estate, I have a pretty extensive background on the area.  This area includes all of the Methacton School District, which borders two Perkiomen Valley municipalities – Skippack Township and Collegeville Borough.  Here goes.

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The Methacton School District (located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) was formed in 1961 when the school districts of Worcester Township and Lower Providence Township decided to merge.  “Methacton” is a Native American word referring to the “hill” area extending from Eagleville in Lower Providence Township through the Fairview Village area of Worcester Township, one of the highest elevations in Montgomery County.  The name was chosen by a majority vote of the community members residing in the District at the time.

The first thing accomplished as the two small districts merged was the opening of the Lower Providence-Worcester Joint Junior-Senior High School in 1961.  The school was later renamed Methacton, and graduated its first class in 1964.  Today the District still serves Worcester and Lower Providence Townships, an area covering 32 square miles.  As of 2015, the population was 38,000.

The Methacton School District Today

The lone high school – Methacton High School – is still located at Kriebel Mill Rd and Germantown Pike in Worcester Township, although it’s seen many renovations and expansions since my American Legion baseball playing days.  The Arcola Intermediate School, which handles grades 7 and 8, is located on Eagleville Rd in Lower Providence Township and is considered a topnotch intermediate school in the Philadelphia metro area.  Skyview Upper Elementary School is also located on Eagleville Rd and is part of a campus environment along with the intermediate school.  Skyview handles grades 5 and 6.  There are five elementary schools strategically scattered throughout the district – Arrowhead, Eagleville, Woodland, Worcester, and Audubon.  A grand total of just about 5000 students are serviced by Methacton School District.

The District is certainly doing something right.

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 8 top public schools in Methacton School District, serving 4,840 students.
  • Public schools in Methacton School District have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus Pennsylvania public schools average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus Pennsylvania public schools average of 63%). Their average school ranking is in the top 10% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
  • The school with the highest math and reading proficiency is Methacton High School, with 79% math proficiency and 84% reading proficiency.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 15:1.

source: publicschoolreview.com

And the Methacton Area Today

Not unlike the rest of the Philadelphia suburbs, the Methacton School District area has seen extensive commercial and residential growth since its inception in 1961.  And although Worcester has managed to maintain much of its rural roots, Lower Providence has grown by leaps and bounds – especially the Collegeville and Eagleville area along the Ridge Pike corridor and the Audubon area along the Egypt Rd and Eagleville Rd corridors.  You’ll find more information on Methacton’s schools on their website, Twitter and Facebook.

Methacton Happenings keeps you update on all of the events going on in the school district.

Methacton School District – a vibrant and diverse place to live, work, study, shop, worship and enjoy life!  

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The author, Rick Sheppard, is a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania and a 30+ year veteran of the real estate trenches.  He knows a lot because he’s seen a lot.  If you have any questions about this or any real estate related topic, feel free to contact Rick at [email protected] and he’ll do his best to answer your questions.