The South Butler County School District is located in the southeastern corner of Butler County, Pennsylvania. The District encompasses Clinton, Jefferson, Penn, and Winfield Townships, as well as Saxonburg Borough. South Butler’s rural campus is located in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania and is home to 4 schools – South Butler Primary, South Butler Intermediate Elementary, Knoch Middle, and Knoch High School. The student population as of January 2020 is 2,182.
The South Butler schools are committed to teaching 21st-century students in a 21st century way, including exposure to different forms of technology from kindergarten on. Knoch Middle and High Schools have a 1:1 Chromebook program. Additionally, through the help of the Knoch Knights Legacies Foundation, our educational foundation, Knoch Middle and High Schools have incorporated technology into the curriculum via Project Lead the Way engineering, robotics, computer science, and biology. The foundation has also supported the beginnings of a digital fabrication lab where students can utilize 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, and laser engravers to produce projects. Finally, Knoch High School recently revamped its traditional library into a modern media learning center, complete with interactive monitors, writable-surfaced furniture, and collaborative furnishings.
South Butler faculty and administration understand the need for creative, skilled problem-solvers who can collaborate with others to move our community and our country forward, and both the curriculum and the teaching approach is adapting to this need. This is how we continue to meet our mission: to provide a quality education for all students to become productive members of society.