TRADITION - PRIDE - EXCELLENCE
Welcome to Unionville Chadds Ford School District. From early childhood through high school, UCFSD offers outstanding learning experiences to educate and empower students. Our district is rich in tradition, proud of our students and educators, and supportive of our vision, to unlock the potential in all of us. UCFSD does more than just teach children how to read, write and take tests. We foster a love of learning, teach students how to be critical thinkers, and set them on the path for success.
For more than 90 years, Unionville- Chadds Ford School District has provided exemplary educational opportunities for students in southern Chester County. We serve more than 4,000 students in a 77- square-mile area encompassing seven townships.
High academic achievement is the hallmark of public education in UCFSD, where students regularly test in the top 1% of students in Pennsylvania. UCFSD has been listed as the #1 school district in Pennsylvania by US News and World Report and The Pittsburgh Business Times, and Unionville High School is also consistently ranked among the best in Pennsylvania. Our strengths as a school district lie in our exceptional educators and our willingness to work harder, every day, to ensure that each child achieves educational success.
SIZE AND LOCATIONUCFSD is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district:
- Serves more than 4,000 students
- Consists of one high school, one middle school, and four elementary schools
- Encompasses 77- square-miles and seven townships
- Employs 669 people, including 327 teachers
- Has an average student-teacher ratio of 13:1
UCFSD schools enjoy an outstanding reputation for exemplary curricular programs. Some of the accomplishments UCF students have achieved include:
The 3rd highest SAT scores in the state, with an average score of just under 1200
18 National Merit Finalists, 21 Commended
100% graduation rate
96% of graduates from the UHS Class of 2015 attended college
31% of students are enrolled in AP/IB/AIC
Students regularly test in the top 1% of students in Pennsylvania
FUN FACTS AND HISTORY
In 2013 Unionville Elementary celebrated its 90th anniversary. The building opened in September 1923 as Unionville Consolidated School K-12.
Hillendale Elementary was originally a museum showing artifacts and displays of American History. The school recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
In the 42 years that Charles F. Patton Middle School has been open there have only been 3 principals, the first two for 40 years.
The May Fair, once known as May Day, was first held on May 21, 1949 at Chadds Ford Elementary School. Today, the May Fair is a fun day for our students and a time for our entire school to reflect on our community’s rich history.
Community engagement is at the heart of UCFSD, and our students are taught a culture of giving from elementary school on. Many local businesses and community members help strengthen our instructional programs through sponsorships, endorsements, and the contributions of committed members and volunteers.
For the past 65 years the Chadds Ford Elementary PTO has hosted the Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale, with proceeds benefitting the school. The school also boasts an art collection that has several donated pieces from the family of Andrew Wyeth, an American artist considered one of the best known of the mid-20th century.
Each year the district supports the Unionville Community Fair.
The Hillendale Elementary School running club sponsors the annual Hillendale Husky Hustle 5K run with proceeds going to Operation Run.
Patton Middle School organizes an annual Run For Our Sons 5K that has raised over $160,000 to benefit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
The Unionville High School technical education department partners with the Toys for Tots program to provide toys for children in need.
UCFSD has a district-wide partnership with the Kennett Food Cupboard.
Our National Honor Society students provide countless community service hours to local organizations.
UCFSD partners with the Kennett Consolidated School District to host an annual community breakfast under the theme of “Two School Districts - One Community.”