The Pennsbury School District was formed on July 1, 1966 when the Pennsbury Joint School System, consisting of the three school districts of Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough, combined with the School District of the Borough of Tullytown. The School District is comprised of Falls and Lower Makefield Townships and Tullytown and Yardley Borough, and encompasses a total land area of 43 square miles. The School District is located in the southeastern corner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the west bank of the Delaware River, approximately 25 miles northeast of Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and fewer than 10 miles southwest of Trenton, New Jersey.
The School District is primarily residential with a growing commercial sector that serves the community and employs many residents. A significant industrial sector exists primarily in the eastern half of the School District in Falls Township and the Borough of Tullytown.
The School District area is rich in historical significance, from colonial times to the modern era. The name “Pennsbury” comes from Pennsbury Manor, the 17th Century home of William Penn, founder of Bucks County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which is located within the School District. The Falls Township area of the School District also encompasses the residential communities of Fairless Hills and a portion of Levittown which are original examples of the planned suburban areas erected in the post-World War II era.