Overview of Manheim Central School District

  • The Manheim Central School District is a School District of the Third Class, organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The governing body of the school district is a board of nine directors who are each elected for a term of four-years. The daily operation and management of the school district is carried out by the administrative staff, headed by the Superintendent of Schools who is appointed by the Board of School Directors.

    The District is comprised of the Borough of Manheim and the Townships of Penn and Rapho (collectively, the "municipalities"). Located in northwestern Lancaster County, the school district encompasses 78.2 square miles of scenic and productive agricultural lands being increasingly converted to residential use. The school district lies approximately seven miles north of the City of Lancaster, approximately eighty miles west of the City of Philadelphia and twenty-five miles east of the City of Harrisburg.


    The District is a member of the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13), one of 29 intermediate units across the Commonwealth of PA. The IU provides educational and support services to member districts and non-public schools in the two-county area.


    Manheim Central School District is also a proud member of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (LCCTC) - providing occupational education and training for high school and adult students in our county - and the Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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