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10-12 & Ungraded
Doylestown, PA
Students enrolled: 1,458

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375 West Court St
Doylestown, PA 18901

(267) 893-2500
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August 04, 2013
Good school. Teachers who care about students. Town school is fun to live to love

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2012
After reading the previous review, I can not agree more. This school district has been over rated for many years and we are now in a huge down slide. The board does NOT have concerns for the students. There is no diversity, every child must fit into CB's box. This is the 21st century and universities are looking for students that are well rounded, Not ones that have been trained to take a test........be like every other student out there. The board is so concerned about " CB leading the way", that they are in the process of trying to remove the computer programing classes from middle school. I shall say no more because the actions of the school board and superintendent say it all.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2011
There is much hype in the Central Bucks School District as to the caliber of the teaching staff and curriculum. My experience as a parent two graduates, both high achievers, is that most of this is rumor and not reality based. Far too many of the teachers are young and inexperienced, almost entirely drawn from Penn State and other local universities. There is virtually no cultural or racial diversity in the faculty or student body and entirely too much attention and too many resources devoted to athletic competition. I have lived in Bucks County for 25 years and believe that at one time this district held a position of some importance academically but I believe those days are long gone, most probably due to the administrative practice of pandering to overindulgent parents. My advice would be to find a more diverse learning environment with a broader curriculum and more experienced faculty if you want your child to be adequately prepared for higher learning.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2011
A top school with so much knowledge to offer. I attended CB West back in 05-08' and after seeing how much I've learned compared to my colleagues, I know I got a great education at a CB School! From the excellent teachers and strong support staff, this is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a High School in Doylestown!

- submitted by a student

December 24, 2010
Moved from Philadelphia. Couldn't afford private schools so moved to where the public school system actually works. You can write off the taxes but not private school tuition. Lots of jocks here if your into sports. If you want to actually be educated you can obtain an excellent education here. No crime in this area.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2010
I am a junior now at West and I'd say it is one of the best schools in PA. The teachers are exceptional and I have learned so much here. The sports are very competitive, as are the academics so you have to work hard but the education is worth it. My whole family has gone through this school and I'm looking forward to when my little sister comes. The only thing I would say is that it is in Doylestown, which is the most boring town. If you are planning to move here, know that you will be satisfied with the schools (all of them) but most of the people are very conservative, which shows through in the schools atmosphere. Anyway, if you want to be more than ready for college, go to West.

- submitted by a student
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December 28, 2007
Although my education was first-rate, in the real world there is much more diversity than this HS and I look back and see that I was too sheltered in this environment.

- submitted by a community member

February 20, 2007
We sent 5 kids to CB West. Each kid found their own 'niche.' The teachers were outstanding. Central Bucks is one of the best school districts in PA. We feel fortunate to live in this area.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2006
The Central Bucks school district is considered to be one of the top in PA. I thought it was just an ok experience for my daughter. The schools place great importance on the top students as well as the underachievers, leaving the vast majority of students in the dust. As with most schools around the country, most teachers seem to love what they are doing. A few should just retire already.There are many programs offered, but most of them are highly competitive and only available to a select few. Most parent involvement is in the area of sports and band.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2005
Lots of opportunity at this school. Situated in a nice town where students can walk to shops and restaurants. Very safe, nothing EVER happens in Doylestown. Good sports programs. Constructive criticism for the school: sometimes it seemed like those who needed the most attention fell through the cracks, but this probably happens at many schools. Outstanding teachers.

- submitted by a student

February 11, 2004
I graduated from West in 2001. The education was better then at the college I went to. The teachers get on your case if you are not reaching your full potential and start calling parents if you get less then a C. The school was a bit overcrowded when I went there, but they built a third high school which will open in the fall of 2004. The principle went to the new high school, so there might be changes at West.

- submitted by a student
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Central Bucks High School-West
375 West Court St, Doylestown, PA  18901
(267) 893-2500
Last modified Central Bucks High School-West is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central Bucks High School-West Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top