The Big Spring School District has a K-12 enrollment of approximately 2700 students housed in seven buildings. The district is comprised of a senior high (9-12), a middle school (6-8), and three elementary schools (K-5). Students are provided with numerous support services that include elementary and secondary counseling programs, psychological services, health services, special education, student assistance services, and peer counseling and tutoring.
The Big Spring School District's educational program not only addresses the present needs of our students but also the challenges of the 21st century. A comprehensive and solid foundation in basic education, supplemented with knowledge and skills acquired through research and practical experience, will prepare our youth for the numerous technological and societal changes of the times.
For additional information regarding the Big Spring School District, please call (717) 776-2000.
The Big Spring School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, or for information regarding services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, 45 Mt. Rock Road, Newville, PA 17241, at (717) 776-2000.
The Big Spring School District offers students a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In addition to over 20 academic, cultural, and community organizations, including band and choir for grades 4-12, the district offers a competitive athletic program.
Middle school interscholastic athletics include cheerleading, field hockey, volleyball, wrestling, and boys and girls basketball. The high school JV and varsity sports include baseball, boys and girls basketball, field hockey, cheerleading, football, softball, soccer, swimming & diving, track, cross country, volleyball, and wrestling. Big Spring is a member of the Mid-Penn Conference.
The district staff consists of approximately 225 professional and 130 support service personnel. The administrative staff consists of the district superintendent, an assistant superintendent, a director of curriculum and instruction, a director of educational technology, a special education director, and a business manager. The high school has a principal and two assistant principals. The middle school has a principal and assistant principal. The three elementary schools each have a principal. Approximately 61% of the professional staff have earned a master's degree or higher. The school district encourages the staff to develop professionally by providing support for conference/workshop attendance, curriculum development projects, and tuition reimbursement for graduate study.