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Mars Area School District

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Fact Sheet


Mars Area School District serves the communities of Mars and Valencia boroughs as well as Adams and Middlesex townships. Our District has always been associated with forward thinking, quality consciousness, and high educational standards.

Our District has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Enrollment (K-12) in our five school buildings is approximately 3,330 students. Our quality schools are staffed with experienced and caring professionals who join in offering a remarkably varied curriculum and who are committed to providing students with a valuable educational experience. In recent years, our District has integrated new technology at all of our schools, offering students even more opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom. Our District is committed to the cooperation of its School Board, Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Community Leaders through the Strategic Planning Process.

Mars Area School District, despite its growth, remains small enough to offer personalized attention and large enough to provide broad experiences. Our residents enjoy fresh country air as well as the amenities of a large urban setting within a short drive. Our residents fully support the educational life in our schools, not only with their tax dollars, but also with their generous volunteer work in our five school buildings and in numerous support and booster organizations.

The school-community partnership, the experienced professional staff, the continuously updated facilities and a fiscally responsible School Board and Administration team up to make Mars Area School District a quality education institution.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mars Area School District is to create and sustain an educational environment that allows all students the opportunity to realize their maximum learning potential.

Comprehensive Planning

Mars Area School District's Comprehensive Planning Team is meeting throughout the school year to define the District's shared values, vision, mission and goals that will ensure that all students are achieving at high levels. For more information, click on the following link:

Mars Area School District Comprehensive Plan 2018-2021

Office & School Hours

Administration                                          Mars Area Centennial School
Office: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.                          School: 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
                                                                   Office: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Mars Area High School                            Mars Area Elementary School
School: 7:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.                     School: 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Office: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.                       Office: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mars Area Middle School                         Mars Area Primary Center
School: 7:30 a.m. - 2:24 p.m.                      School: 9 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Office: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                  AM Kindergarten: 9 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
                                                                          PM Kindergarten: 12:45 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 
                                                                    Office: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

District Information

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