The 2022-2023 school year will be the 60th (!) that Pennsville Middle School has been in existence. See a little bit of the history and a few pictures below. If you or anyone you know have pictures or stories that you'd like to share about the early days of Pennsville Junior High - feel free to email me - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
History of Pennsville Middle School
Pennsville Middle School was originally named "Pennsville Junior High School." Its creation was a necessity to relieve the burden of overcrowded elementary schools in Pennsville. A 30 acre plot of land was purchased on William Penn Ave. across from the new Pennsville Memorial High School because of its nearness to sewer and water connections. The proposed cost of the original project was $1.25 million and the new Pennsville Junior High School was dedicated almost 60 years ago in September 1962!
Below are some pictures of the construction of Pennsville Junior High School - Early 1960s
Above Picture credits: Al Fornaro
Credit to Pennsville Historical Society and thanks to Gail Mangiocco
Sanderlin, M. F. (1965). Stories of Lower Penns Neck. Lower Penns Neck Board of Education.