The first school in Langhorne was established in 1836. The first consolidation began in 1922 when Middletown Township and Langhorne Borough signed a joint agreement. In 1946, Langhorne Manor, Penndel and Hulmeville joined the agreement with the purpose of adding a modern section to the Cherry Street School in Langhorne. The district as we know it today was completed in 1950 with the addition of Lower Southampton Township (Feasterville and Trevose), setting the stage for construction of the new Neshaminy High School which opened in 1953.
Until the 1950’s, Neshaminy was a rural area consisting mostly of farms and small towns. Since then the area has become primarily residential, with a population of approximately 70,000. The southeastern portion of the district is home to a portion of America’s first post-war planned modern suburbs, Levittown, which increased the school-age population rapidly in the 1950’s.
With lots of room to expand and easy access to the urban centers of Philadelphia and New York, the district continued to grow right up through the 1980’s. In 1975 the high school was split into two, adding the new Maple Point High School in Middletown Township. Maple Point had its own mascot (Cougars) and yearbook (Leaves). During the eight-year history of the school, over two hundred teachers, secretaries, cafeteria personnel, aides and custodians dedicated a part of their lives to Maple Point High School. Due to declining enrollment, the school closed in 1983 and Neshaminy High School became one again, which is how it remains today. A major renovation project was completed on the high school in 2009, splitting a portion of the building off but adding many brand new classrooms and common areas along with other upgrades.
Currently Neshaminy High school educates approximately 2,500 students in grades 9-12. With a strong academic program, abundant activities, multiple volunteer efforts, and a long tradition of achievement in both educational and athletic pursuits, Neshaminy High School stands as a proud monument to the community's dedication to excellence in education and belief that children are the future.
TUNE: “Varsity Song” Holy Cross College
Neshaminy High School, true to the end
Echoes forever, spirits ascend
Honest endeavor, virtue and strife
Memories bring us the best years of our life.
Hail Alma Mater, hail red and blue
Fellow Playwickians, we salute you
Fond recollections vivid and true,
Neshaminy High School we’re loyal to you.
Adopted October, 1950
Words by Shirley Heizmann, ’52