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Conemaugh Township
A National Blue Ribbon School

Our School

Conemaugh Township Area Elementary is known for its academic success and physical and artistic endeavors. With the help of highly qualified faculty and staff members, we’re fortunate to have received several awards and honors. Our town is also proud to have a long history of academic excellence. Read on to find out a little bit about our school history.

Our School History

Conemaugh Township was established from Quemahoning in February 1801 and was named for the river and the Indian word meaning “Otter Creek.” Within its borders lie the boroughs of Benson, Hollsopple, Bens Creek, Kring, Mishler, Border, Davidsville, Thomas Mills, Foustwell, and Jerome.

In 1833, a log schoolhouse was built in Maple Swamp near the village of Davidsville. Eventually the number grew to include twelve grade schools located throughout the Township. In October of 1938 the elementary schools were consolidated into six schools. On February 1, 1959, groundbreaking ceremonies were held simultaneously at the high school (addition of North wing), Central, and Jerome.

Central Elementary opened its doors on September 7, 1960, to 680 pupils who were enrolled through the 6th grade. It was a beautiful cluster-type structure of unusual design for the area during this time period and featured modern furniture, a separate cafeteria, and a multi-purpose room.

In 1990 the building was remodeled and enlarged. The Jerome primary school and intermediate school combined in 2011. The elementary school now serves approximately 425 students in grades K–5. The middle/senior high school serves students in grades 6–12.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Conemaugh Township Area Elementary School. We are very excited to have so many bright and talented students. We are extremely proud of the many prestigious awards and honors our school has received, with a busy student body that is not only very scholastic but also very active in the arts.

Follow us as we continue to progress academically. We work hard to further your child’s education in the following ways:

  • Our elementary school offers flexible grouping for instruction in each grade level to provide optimized learning experiences for all of our students.
  • Students receive reinforcement in content area skills through the use of Study Island.
  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention program, initiated by the high school administration and faculty, is utilized to promote a safe and comfortable learning environment.
  • We encourage reading and math skills and success through the use of Accelerated Reader and our Knights of the Math Table programs.
  • Various academic activities enrich our student life program.
  • Students enjoy everything from our annual reading night to a traditional spelling bee.

It is a pleasure to work with the parents, faculty, and students of Conemaugh Township Area Elementary School. Our continued commitment to excellence in all areas of school life truly embodies the district philosophy, “Conemaugh Township, A Great Place to Grow!”


Samantha Rosa

Samantha Rosa