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Aerial view of Central York High School and its campus.

Central York School District is a suburban school district located to the north and east of the city of York, Pa. The District encompasses nearly 25 square miles of land in South Central Pennsylvania, including Manchester Township, North York Borough, and parts of Springettsbury Township.

Central York School District has a rich history that spans more than 50 years and contains many proud traditions. Today, it has a growing population and provides more than 5,000 students in grades K-12 with an enriching and challenging educational experience.

Dr. Peter J. Aiken

Dr. Kevin C. Youcheff
Assistant Superintendent

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Whether in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, or in the community, our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and Central York Community remain "Proud to be a Panther" in everything that they do. With a unique student body made up of families from all walks of life, you'll find our Panthers consistently living up to our goals.

Our Mission: Central York School District provides a high-quality academic experience within a supportive, valued, collaborative community that promotes students' personal growth and the pursuit of their passions and interests.

Our Vision: Pursuing Excellence: All Panthers. Every Day. In All Ways.

Our Core Values: Character | Perseverance | Accountability | Community | Excellence

Welcome Message from Dr. Aiken

Greetings Panther Nation! 

I have long subscribed to the importance of a stout and robust, user-friendly school district web page. In the 21st century, by and large, this is the community’s first exposure to the District. Thus, in the spirit of delivering a high-quality experience, we welcome you to our District website. 

I have served as the Superintendent here at Central York since November of 2021. In my short time, I have found the District to be super-inviting and welcoming; all the same, this is my hope for you as well as your experience Central York School District. 

As a District, we are committed to providing an excellent experience for your child. As we move forward together, I would stress and encourage the importance of communication. If you have questions or concerns, I highly encourage you to reach out to your student’s respective school. 

In closing, I vehemently believe in the partnership between home and school. If we can link arms, and build bridges to see the full potential realized for ALL of our kids, Central York will continue to be a beacon of light for our county and Commonwealth at large. And, moving forward, if I can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. 

Yours in Education, 

Peter J. Aiken
Central York School District

Central York Highlights

  • One of the Top Three School Districts in York County ( 
  • One of the Top 75 most diverse school districts in Pennsylvania ( 
  • One of the Best Communities in America for Music Education for 18 years (NAMM Foundation)
  • Designated as a Great PA School
  • A One to One Program that provides a device to every student
  • Over 5,500 students district-wide and over 800 employees
Over 5,500 students
  • Average Graduation Rate: 94%
  • Gifted Students: 2.6%
  • Special Education Students: 11.7%
  • English Language Learners: 3.7%
One of the Top Employers in York County from data from the PA Department of Labor.
  • Over 400 Faculty Members
  • Over 250 Support Staff
  • Over 30 Administrators
Nearly 25 Square Miles
  • More than 40,000 residents
  • Manchester Township
  • North York Borough
  • Parts of Springettsbury Township