Selinsgrove is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1787 by Captain Anthony Selin, who fought with Washington in the Revolutionary War. The population was 5,383 at the 2000 census. More specifically in terms of demographics the number of men in Selinsgrove is 2,357, and the number of women is 3,026. It is the largest borough in Snyder County. Nestled in the middle of the Susquehanna River Valley in Central Pennsylvania, Selinsgrove is located along US Route 11 & US Route 15, 50 miles (80 km) north of Harrisburg and about five miles (8 km) southwest of Sunbury. It is the home of Susquehanna University.
Selinsgrove Area School District is the local public school system. The mascot is the Seals. There are approximately 2700 students (down from 3000 in 2002) clustered on a campus located in Selinsgrove borough. The school colors are Red and Blue and the mascott is the Selinsgrove Seal. Selinsgrove Area High School has about 910 students in grades 9-12. There is a strong emphasis on music education and extracurricular athletics.
The Selinsgrove Area Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 using a team teaching approach. Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School has students grades 3-5. Primary grades are at Selinsgrove Area Elementary School. Kindergarten is located at Jackson Penn School. In the 2007 - 2008 school year, the district initiated All Day Kindergarten as one approach to improving its low elementary math and Reading scores. Selinsgrove Elementary will be renovated and enlarged to hold all kindergarten, first and second grades. Jackson Penn School will be closed.
Major Anthony Selin Park located on Sassafras Street is equipped with horseshoe, quoit, and basketball courts and soccer fields. A large covered pavilion for picnics can be reserved for outings and reunions. This facility also offers a kitchen area, restrooms, and game equipment. A “Life Trail”, which is a system of exercise and walking trails, is one feature of the park. Local businesses have donated kiosks that provide information on fitness for active adults. During the summer of 2011, this program will offer a sport-camp atmosphere promoting physical activity. Activities will include soccer, baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, etc. A different sport will be featured each week. The program consists of fitness and sports activities.
""Pump House Park and Gazebo"" The Pump House Park includes a building that can be rented for any meeting, party, or group event. This facility contains restrooms and a kitchen, as well as a meeting space that comfortably seats about 30 people and can be rearranged for as many as 60. The Gazebo is another great feature of the park, located in an attractive setting along Penns Creek. The Gazebo is a popular spot for outdoor weddings, and also hosts a concert series of local performers during June, July and August. For reservations, call the Borough Office.