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About Us

The Spring Grove Area School District is a community of approximately 500 caring and dedicated employees who work in partnership with our families, community, local organizations, and volunteers to support the academic and social-emotional growth of ALL our 3,800 Rocket learners. We are committed to providing a positive educational experience and challenging and motivating all students to attain their full potential in school and beyond.

With a commitment to academic excellence, the District provides a comprehensive, well-rounded education that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world. The District's innovative curriculum and highly qualified and passionate educators foster a love for learning and encourage critical thinking skills.

Beyond academics, the Spring Grove Area School District offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, allowing students to explore their interests and develop valuable life skills. With a strong sense of community and a focus on individual growth, the District creates an inclusive and supportive environment where every student can thrive.

Our District Colors: Royal Blue and White

Our District Mascot: The Rockets

Mission, Vision, Values, & Diversity Statement

Our Mission

To challenge and motivate all students to attain their full potential.

Our Vision

All students experience Learning Without Limits every day. 

Our Values

We believe that students should experience Learning Without Limits in a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment where they can connect with others, engage in rigorous learning, own the learning, and solve complex problems. 

Diversity Statement

We will treat all people with equality, dignity, and respect; we will educate all students to understand, accept, and value all members of the world community; and we invite the community at large to join with us in support of this mission.

Spring Grove Area High School Diversity Club students stand together for group picture at the Diversity Festival

Learning Without Limits

Learning Without Limits is a method of learning that encourages students to not only absorb new information and knowledge but to learn how to find out more and how to learn more. The four tenets of Learning Without Limits are connecting with others, engaging in rigorous learning, owning the learning, and solving complex problems. 

District Accolades

U.S. News Best High School Award

  • Spring Grove Area High School received the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best High School Award. SGAHS proudly ranks in the top 21% in the state and the top 25% in the nation.

Niche Best Schools Designation

Best Community for Music Education

  • The SGASD Music Department has received the Best Communities for Music Education designation 11 years in a row from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Distinguished Title I Schools

  • New Salem Elementary and Paradise Elementary Schools were named Distinguished Title I Schools by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (2019).

District Strategic Planning & Visioning

District Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan addresses planning for continuous improvement of leadership, teaching, and learning to ensure all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college, career, and life. The Assistant Superintendent’s Office develops the Plan. District stakeholders, including leadership, board members, parents, staff, and community members, are involved in developing the Comprehensive Plan and creating a shared vision for student success. 

District Strategic Plan

In light of the district annual survey results and our commitment to continuous improvement, the District leadership team has developed a 2023-2028 District Strategic Plan. This plan, in concert with the District Comprehensive Plan, will serve as a roadmap for our District, guiding us in our efforts to enhance the educational experiences for our students, provide a supportive environment for our staff, and strengthen our relationships with our Rocket families.  

District Operational Plan

The Board of School Directors, in regular session at the June 26, 2023 voting meeting, approved the 2023-2024 District Operational Plan items indicated below.