Profile of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
The basics:
  Serves East Marlborough, West Marlborough, Newlin, Birmingham, Pocopson and Pennsbury Townships in Chester County and Birmingham Township in Delaware County; 3,550 students; $35 million budget for '97-'98; superintendent is Charles Garris.
In the news:  Proposals to revamp the elementary schools scuttled after more than 800 parents turn out to voice opposition; two board candidates opposed to the elementary school plan beat the incumbents.
Points of pride:  High academic achievement -- over 90 percent college-bound; early childhood learning centers (K-3); interdisciplinary studies at intermediate and middle schools.
Academic first aid:  Instructional support teams.

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