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841 West Kings Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320

(610) 383-3775
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October 23, 2014
Kings Highway Elementary, unbeknownst to many, is the highest and best performing elementary school in the entire CASD, and per the Pa. Department of Education, has met academic standards, test scores, and other proficiency levels equivalent if not superior to other well known elementary schools in the region, including many Downingtown School Districts, and high performing elementary schools such as Meredith in Philly. Kings Highway is also the recipient of and designated as a "National Blue Ribbon School", an award or designation given only to a small handful of PA schools each year. The school has exceptional leadership, a very comprehensive music program, and a very organized and active PTA. Additionally, the school excels above and beyond the PA PSSA/Key Stone Exam state averages in Math, Reading, and Writing. The school maintains and fosters active parental engagement, including the publication of monthly newsletters, parent-student activities (Family Fun Days), comprehensive parental volunteer program, and other activities to otherwise enhance "Lion's Pride." The school is a hidden gem, well deserving of the recognition as a standard of education within Pennsylvania.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2014
As a resident of the Coatesvile Area School District, I've observed how my tax dollars are being spent. My opinion is that Kings Highway is offering a terrific educational experience for the children fortunate enough to attend. Of course, it all begins at home. If the parents are supporting their children, Kings Highway will enhance that learning experience. (I am a professional educator at the university level.)

- submitted by a community member

April 14, 2014
This is a great school for academics. The instructors push each child to tap into their own personal abilities. As they see a child's gift for education, they nourish it in a manner that is specific to that child. This provides the child with the success they need and desire.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2011
As a staff member at King's Highway, I want to share about the awesome support parents give to the King's Highway School. Not only does King's Highway strive to excel in the academics, but there are a variety of activities for students to take part in that are supported by parents and the PTO: Field Trips, Art Club, Fitness Club, Girls on the Run, Scouts, STAR Reading Club, Reading Olympics, Spellilng Bees and more. This school is well supported by a caring PTO where parents can and do get involved and make a positive difference.

- submitted by a teacher
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March 10, 2010
As a parent of King's Hwy. School, I have one child that has completed k-5th grade and a second child who is currently attending KHS. I personally feel that I could not hand pick better teachers for my children. Our family has experienced great teachers, staff, PTO and parent involvement. My children have received an excellent education and have been very happy at KHS. This school is nurturing with the proper discipline which contributes to the success of the students and KHS.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2008
my kid goes to kings highway elemantry school. she had trouble at every else school but this school made her get a and b

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2007
I had 3 daughters attend KHS. The last one just moved on this year. I had nothing but awesome, dedicated teachers for all three of my girls. They love to visit KHS and talk fondly about the many friends they have made and teachers that have touched their lives.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
I have noticed 'clicks' between teachers & parents --at least in my child's class. My child's teacher picked the same 2 parents for each field trip. I found it ironic that they were 'friends'. At many of the functions we attended, not 1 time did my child's teacher come up to us or my child to say hello. I also found it ironic that other parents shared similar opinions regarding the teacher's personality --'a drill sergent'.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2007
I am a bit disappointed in my experience with this school, thus far. My child is in k-garten. I heard nothing but raving reviews of this school and of the teacher she has. Her teacher is 'old-school' and runs a very 'tight ship'. I think she's been doing this job for way too long & should retire. I think their focus is too much on academics (in k-garten) and not enough on the social aspect of it. My child is on the shy side. They only get 1 recess a day and no down time. I found in other schools, they give their k's 2 recesses, with play/choice time & quiet time. I do need to comment that the new principal is awesome. I think he is doing wonders for the school and I give him much credit. He's easy to talk, to as the teacher we have is not.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2006
Both my children have attended Kings Highway Elementary School, and I have been very happy with it. I love the country school feeling and friendly environment. I am very pleased so far with the new principal and where the school is headed in the future.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005
Great environment. Recently celebrated 50th anniversary. Great community spirit.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2005
For the most part I have been very happy with this school as a whole. The teachers are wonderful. I do however have a problem with the emphisis that has been placed on perfect attendence in this school. It is very damaging to a child who may have a medical problem and can not help that they have to miss school. They have placed to much stress on these very young children to have perfect attendence and in return are having more absences due to children coming to school sick for fear of getting in trouble.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2003
My son spent 3 years at Kings Highway Elementary. I have nothing but praise for all of the teachers and staff. Christopher will be graduating this year(2003) and I just pray that the next school is just as committed to making sure that no child not get left behind. To the principal, I would like to say that he does a wonderful job of letting the child know that they are important also. Mr Carter(principal) would play chess with the students and challeng their minds. Thanks for a job well done. I know it's not easy to do a good job,and not get noticed. But believe me, your noticed. Thank you again CRYSTAL ALLEN

- submitted by a community member
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Kings Highway El School
841 West Kings Hwy, Coatesville, PA  19320
(610) 383-3775
Last modified Kings Highway El School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kings Highway El School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top