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West Manheim El School

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Posted October 1, 2007

I have two children attending West Manheim, and we couldn't be happier. We moved to the area last year from Virginia, where my children have always attended Catholic school. We were apprehensive about public school, but we gave it a try. What a wonderful surprise! My children are excelling in their academics, and are having a wonderful time doing so. The teachers are very well versed in BEST practices and kinesthetic activites that allow the students' minds to stretch. We love this school, and could not have made a better choice regarding the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I have a boy with Special Needs going in to Kindergarten at West Manheim in the Fall. Since Registration Day, they have been so helpful in getting the various processes started towards the developing of an Individualized Education Plan for my son. I came in expecting to have to fight for every inch of help. Conversely, I have found that they are as accommodating as humanly possible. From what I've seen, they are both highly professional and down-to-earth. That goes for the Principal all the way down the line. With all that I know so far, I honestly feel that this school is on a par with any private school in the area and recommend it highly.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 71%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Baltimore Pk
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: (717) 632-2500

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