The Neshaminy School District covers 27.6 square miles in historic Bucks County, PA (northeast of Philadelphia) serving approximately 70,000 residents. Neshaminy has 12 schools educating over 8.400 students from the boroughs of Hulmeville, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Penndel, and the townships of Lower Southampton and Middletown.
Neshaminy is an Indian name, a reminder of the Lenape Indians who lived along the Neshaminy Creek. The area grew rapidly in the 1950's as one of the nations's first modern planned suburbs, Levittown, was constructed at the southeastern portion of the district, replacing the farmland there.
Bucks County was founded in 1682 by William Penn. Bucks County is home to many historic sites, including the Mercer Museum, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Pearl S. Buck House. Situated in the southeastern Pennsylvania, Bucks County is bounded by the Delaware River and Trenton, NJ to the east, and the historic city of Philadelphia to the southwest.
The district currently operates 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 1 high school in a K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 configuration. A plan to add the fifth-grade to the middle schools to address building under-utilization issues will begin with the 2015 - 2016 school year.