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Blue Ridge School District: A Rich History and Vibrant Present

Historical Overview:

Blue Ridge School District was established in 1958 by the merger of Great Bend Borough, Hallstead Borough, New Milford Borough, Great Bend Township, Jackson Township and New Milford Township school districts. It is located in Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania. From its humble beginnings, the district has grown to become a cornerstone of educational development in the region.

Present Elements:

Educational Programs:

Blue Ridge School District offers a diverse range of educational programs designed to cater to the needs and interests of its students. From rigorous academic courses to enriching extracurricular activities, the district strives to provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for success in the ever-evolving global landscape.  Blue Ridge is a recognized regional leader in Professional Development and pedagogy.  Our teachers are valued experts with extensive knowledge of best practices in Reading Apprenticeship, Advance Placement Instruction and Academic Intervention.  We currently offers eleven AP Courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities through Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Penn State University, and Johnson College.  Our graduates have the skills they need to succeed in the trades, college and the workforce.     

Faculty and Staff:

The heart of any educational institution lies in its dedicated faculty and staff. Blue Ridge School District is proud to have a team of passionate educators who are committed to nurturing the intellectual and personal growth of each student. Their expertise and enthusiasm create a positive learning environment.

Technological Integration:

Embracing the advancements of the 21st century, Blue Ridge School District has integrated technology into its curriculum. The district enacted a 1:1 Chromebook program in 2020, putting an education rich device into the hands of every one of its K-12 students, while offering a vast assortment digital educational platforms and courses to students.  This ensures that students are well-equipped with the digital skills necessary for the modern world. The district continues to invest in cutting-edge tools and resources to enhance the learning experience.

Community Involvement:

Blue Ridge School District recognizes the importance of community involvement in shaping the educational journey of its students. Various community outreach programs, partnerships with local businesses, and parent-teacher collaborations contribute to a holistic educational experience.


Blue Ridge School District stands as a testament to the power of community, commitment to excellence, and adaptability in the face of change. As we reflect on its rich history and vibrant present, we see an institution that continues to evolve, preparing students for a future full of possibilities.

Explore the opportunities that Blue Ridge School District offers and join us in celebrating a legacy of learning and growth!