The Boyertown Area School District is situated on the northwestern edge of the greater Philadelphia suburban sprawl in southeastern Pennsylvania. About 45 miles northwest of the city, it is just 20 miles south of Allentown and 20 miles east of Reading, straddling the Montgomery-Berks County line. When it was formed as a jointure in 1953 it was one of the largest school districts in the state, covering nearly 100 square miles. It encompasses Colebrookdale, Douglass, Earl and Washington Townships and the boroughs of Bally, Bechtelsville and Boyertown in Berks County plus the townships of Douglass, New Hanover and Upper Frederick in Montgomery County. Total population of the district is 37,265 people, according to the latest County Planning Commission and United States Census estimates.
With abundant room for growth, it is expected the population will increase steadily for the immediate future.
The district is slowly, but steadily shifting from a predominance of farming and blue collar homes to a suburban-type residential community. Many residents find their employment outside the district boundaries in the King of Prussia, Exton, Allentown or Reading areas. The fairly recent modernization of Route 422, a major artery into the Philadelphia area which passes through the southern edge of the district, has caused more rapid growth on the eastern, or Montgomery County side. Pennsylvania Routes 100 and 73 provide the other major traffic arteries across the district.
Students in the district are educated in ten modern buildings. Seven K-6 elementary schools funnel students into one of two 7-9 junior high schools. There is one senior high school serving grades 10, 11 and 12. Geographic size makes school bus transportation a fact of life for better than 90% of the student body at all levels. Every school in the district has health room coverage, school counseling services and handles the majority of special education students in-house. The support services of 4 school psychologists are available to all levels.