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.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
1. The Big Spring School District, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its corresponding regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
2. All questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator or to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
3. The District’s Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kevin Roberts, Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Roberts may be contacted at:
45 Mt. Rock Road
Newville, PA 17241
4. Furthermore, the District recognizes its obligations under Section 504 and Title II to not treat qualified students with disabilities differently than similarly situated, non-disabled students with respect to the provision of District aids, benefits, or services. In addition, the District recognizes its obligation to apply the requirements of Title IX to qualified students with disabilities in the same manner in which it is applied to similarly situated, non-disabled students.
Extra Curricular Activities
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.
Big Spring Staff
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.