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Millcreek Township School District

Millcreek Township School District
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Type and location
Type Public
Grades K-12
Established 1805
Region Millcreek Township
Country USA
Location Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania
District information
Superintendent William Hall (Assistant Superintendent)
Students and staff
Students 7,464
Colors Blue & White
Other information
Website mtsd.org

Millcreek Township School District is a school district serving Millcreek Township, a suburb of Erie, Pennsylvania. The total enrollment is 7,464 students.[1]The District was the pilot district in the Start S.M.A.R.T. Program in 2002.[2]

Schools

The Millcreek Township School District is home to 12 schools.

Elementary schools

  • Chestnut Hill Elementary
  • Tracy Elementary
  • Belle Valley Elementary School
  • Asbury Elementary School
  • Grandview Elementary School

Middle schools

  • Walnut Creek Middle School
  • James S. Wilson Middle School
  • Westlake Middle School

Walnut Creek Middle School

From 2000-2002 students at the school worked with the Asbury Woods Nature Center in a project to assess the Walnut Creek watershed to help with public education and protection of the natural resource.[3]

The development of the nature center's educational program was one of a number of environmental education projects undertaken by students the school's science classes. A class, calling itself "Walnut Creek S.E.W.E.R." (Saving Erie’s Water & Environmental Resources), also worked on projects to educate their community "about cleaner water, including a billboard and brochures, such as Your Lawn & Pesticides: What Goes Around, Comes Around," according to The Carnegie Reporter. "They have also worked with local officials to increase street sweeping, which reduces runoff into the water."[4]

High Schools

Dual enrollment

The high schools offer a dual enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards high school graduation requirements and towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to activities at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books.[5] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[6]

For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $30,885 for the program.

Technical/ Alternative Education

  • Millcreek Learning Center
  • North Coast School
  • Students in 10th Grade or above can take courses at [Erie County Technical School]

Contract talks

In the winter months of the 2006-2007 school year, negotiations between the Millcreek Education Association and the school board broke down. After over 25 negotiation sessions, a day before a set strike deadline of February 1, 2007, teachers came to an agreement with board members.[7]

Notes

External links

  • District Website
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education information Web page for the district
  • Main Web page of the school district at Great Schools Web site

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