District Overview

  • CSD Crest Cheltenham Township is a diverse, suburban community in Montgomery County, PA, which sits on the northwest border of the city of Philadelphia in the heart of the Northern Greater Philadelphia region. The township encompasses the communities of Glenside, Laverock, Edge Hill, Wyncote, Cedarbrook, Chelten Hills, La Mott, Elkins Park, Melrose Park, and Cheltenham Village and celebrates a proud history as a stop on the Underground Railroad and as the home of Camp William Penn. Although comparatively small, Cheltenham Township is rich in diversity, acting as a microcosm of our country, full of people of different racial, religious, social, and economic backgrounds.

    Cheltenham School District serves a population of nearly 37,000 residents in its nine square miles. Like the township, the school district is highly diverse with an ethnic student body population consisting of 55% African American, 26% Caucasian, 9% multiracial, 5% Asian, 5% Hispanic, and less than 1% American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

    The district operates four K-4 elementary schools, one 5-6 elementary school, one 7-8 middle school, and one high school, serving approximately 4,300 students. The District is fully inclusive and offers a broad range of special education services. 

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