The vision of the Northern Lebanon School District is "Kids First, Progressive Not Perfect, and A Legacy of Unity". We will place "Kids First." This is not a teachable trait but more of an educational attitude for all to embrace. Second, we are "Progressive Not Perfect." Progressiveness shows a desire to become better while Perfect shows a lack of openness to new ideas. Third, we will "Create a Legacy of Unity." Together the community, staff, students, and parents create many great opportunities for all to cherish and remember. Our vision will be the guiding force behind our yearly goal development, curriculum revisions, program planning, budgetary development, facility enhancement and educational training.
The Northern Lebanon School District was formed in 1956 and is comprised of six municipalities which are Swatara Township, Union Township, Cold Spring Township, Bethel Township, East Hanover Township, and Jonestown Borough. The district covers an area of 144 square miles and encompasses a population of 15,243. Within the district there are over 4,600 acres of public lands, four golf courses, two state parks, and many campgrounds. The Appalachian Trail passes through the area. The enrollment of the district is approximately 2,500 students who are enrolled in one of the district's four elementary schools, or middle/high schools. Major industries in the district include: Tyco, SID Tools, Sherwin Williams, Ingram Micro, Farmer’s Pride Inc., BC Natural Chicken, College Hill Poultry Inc., Swift Trucking, and Fort Indiantown Gap Military Base.