Penncrest School District

Penncrest School District is a midsized public school district located primarily in Crawford County, in Northwest Pennsylvania, with a small portion of the district's service area in adjacent Venango County. The school district encompasses several rural townships and boroughs. Its administrative offices are located in Hayfield Township outside Saegertown, Pennsylvania. Penncrest School District encompasses approximately 400 square miles. According to 2000 federal census data it serves a resident population of 24,780 people. In 2009, the district residents' per capita income was $16,413, while the median family income was $42,566 a year.[1]

PENNCREST School District
Map of Crawford County Pennsylvania School Districts.png
Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania school districts, with PENNCREST School District's primary area of coverage highlighted in green.
18741 State Highway 198, Suite 101
, Crawford, Pennsylvania, 16433
United States
District information
MottoEmpowering Life-Long Learners
Students and staff
Colorsblue & gold (Saegertown),
yellow & black (Maplewood),
blue & white (Cambridge Springs)
Other information

The school district consists of community centered schools: three K-6 elementary schools and three 7–12 high schools.[2] Its total enrollment is around 3,500 in 2009.[3]


The school district was founded in the 1970s through a merger of the Saegertown, Randolph-East Mead, and Cambridge Springs school systems. The name PENNCREST is derived from the words Pennsylvania, Cambridge Springs, Randolph, East Mead, Saegertown, and Townville. Its physical plant at one point in time consisted of a total of four K-4 and two K-6 elementary schools, two 5–8 middle schools, two 9–12 high schools, and one 7–12 joint high school. Its plant was reduced to its current composition by the decommissioning of several elementary and middle schools during the 1990s and 2000s.

PENNCREST School District also serves Plum Township in Venango County.



The following is a list of municipalities[4][5] served by the PENNCREST School District.


Boroughs and CDPsEdit


  1. ^ American Fact Finder, US Census Bureau, 2009
  2. ^ Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine query of schools in the Penncrest S.D. (accessed October 11, 2009)
  3. ^[permanent dead link] October 2009 enrollment figures (accessed October 11, 2009) (PDF file)
  4. ^ Crawford County, PA
  5. ^ Venango County, PA

Coordinates: 41°42′56″N 80°13′12″W / 41.71548°N 80.22004°W / 41.71548; -80.22004