The first public school in Beaver Falls opened in 1867. It was a two-room schoolhouse on Seventh Avenue. Beaver Falls High School, the first established high school in Beaver County, held its first commencement exercises on May 20, 1879. Currently, the Big Beaver Falls Area School District serves a diverse population consisting of children from seven different municipalities including the City of Beaver Falls, the Boroughs of Big Beaver, Eastvale, Homewood, Koppel and New Galilee and White Township. The district enrolls approximately 2,000 students in two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.
Central Elementary School, located on the Beaver Falls Campus, serves approximately 500 children in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. At Central, we offer both a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts class, as well as a Head Start Pre-K class. Big Beaver Elementary School often referred to as “the school in the country,” serves approximately 350 children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Both elementary schools provide a well-rounded program that emphasizes the PA Academic standards with intense instruction in English, reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Children are also offered opportunities to learn in the areas of art, music, physical education, library, nutrition and character education.
Beaver Falls Middle School and Beaver Falls High School are also located on our downtown campus. Our middle school services approximately 400 students in grades six through eight. Middle School students are offered a variety of courses aligned to the PA Academic standards including the following: English, reading, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, science, social studies, physical education, ban, instrumental music, chorus, fabric/sewing crafts, lab science, line and design art, exploratory Spanish, Spanish, and technical education.
Our high school services approximately 600 students in grades nine through twelve. Students may select courses from a menu of options in the areas of: English, social studies, mathematics, science, foreign language, business, computer technology, industrial arts, technology education, fine and practical arts, performing arts, and health and physical education.