Adams County Public School

Find Adams County Pennsylvania public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Arendtsville Elementary School 136 Fohl Street Biglerville PA 17307 717-677-4300


Bendersville Elementary School 137 Carlisle St Bendersville PA 17306 717-677-3300

Bermudian Springs Elementary School 7335 Carlisle Pike York Springs PA 17372 717-528-5147

Biglerville Elementary School 3270 Biglerville Road Biglerville PA 17307 717-677-5200

Biglerville High School 161 North Main Street Biglerville PA 17307 717-677-7191

Fairfield Area Elementary School 4840 Fairfield Road Fairfield PA 17320 717-642-2016

Gettysburg Area High School 1130 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg PA 17325 717-334-6254

Gettysburg Montessori Charter School 120 East Broadway Gettysburg PA 17325 717-334-1120

New Oxford Elementary School 116 North Berlin Avenue New Oxford PA 17350 717-624-2157

Rolling Acres Elementary School 150 East Myrtle Street Littlestown PA 17340 717-359-4146

Vida Charter School 157 Lefever Street Gettysburg PA 17325 717-339-8224

About Adams County Public Schools

Adams County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Adams County, PA. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Pennsylvania, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

You may contact Public Schools for questions about:
  • Adams County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • Adams County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
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Adams County School District

Adams County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Adams County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Adams County district. While the Pennsylvania State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Adams County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Adams County Public Schools

Adams County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Adams County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Adams County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Adams County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Adams County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Adams County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Adams County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.