Profile of Phoenixville Area School District
The basics:
  Serves Phoenixville Borough, and East Pikeland and Schuylkill Townships; 3,400 studnets; $33.6 million budget for '97-'98; superintendent is Robert Urzillo.
In the news:  Conservative, taxpayer-controlled board watches spending and pushes basics; feasibility study on building needs due fall '97.
Points of pride:  Academic standards and benchmarks in workds for math and language arts; standardized test scores on rise; foreign languages taught at elementary level.
Academic first aid:  Expanded instructional support teams to include all elementary schools and middle schools; peer tutoring and after-school help.

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