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Posted May 8, 2014

CTE is an outstanding elementary school led by Dr. Larry Sanders. It's pretty special when a principal is lived by children, parents and the staff. Speaking of the staff - in our three years there so far, they have been absolutely phenomenal. The teachers go above and beyond their call of duty every day. My son has special needs and the support he gets from his teachers and the additional support teachers exceeds what my husband and I ever dreamed he'd receive. The ONLY thing I dislike about CTE - and this is a district issue, not CTE's personal decision - is the Everyday Math program. The spiraling of concepts (where you touch on different concepts throughout the year without needing to master the skill before moving on) is absolute torture for both children - especially with processing issues - and parents. The 500 different names for the same concept being taught only leads to confusion and frustration. BUT like I said, that's the district's decision, not the individual school's. I can't imagine sending my children to any other elementary school and being nearly as happy as I am with the faculty and staff at CTE. What's better is that my children feel the same way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Overall, we do like this school. Mr. Sanders, the principal, is absolutely amazing. He knows all of "his" kids and truly cares about their well being. He is approachable, very involved, and an overall outstanding human being. I believe it is Mr. Sanders that makes CTE great. I have been a little disappointed with the math program so far. First graders do "rocket math" and do not even finish through the letter Z for addition by the end of first grade. In comparison, other local schools are already through A-Z for subtraction and starting multiplication. We seem a bit behind, which is frustrating. Parents in this school district are not very involved. The PTO constantly has to beg for volunteers, which is pathetic for such a large school. Teacher participation in PTO is also lackluster. Only two kindergarten teachers plus the principal are typically in attendance. If it weren't for Mr. Sanders and the overall family feel of CTE, we would be looking elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

CTESLIU teachers provide a personal touch which can not be compare to any other school. All teachers are trustworthy and go above and beyond of what is expected from them and treat their students as if their own. I can tell by the progress my child displays daily. What we thought once was impossible with a child with DS, my wife and I see as hope. Thank you CTES/LIU!!!!!!!
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Posted May 25, 2010

My son has had a very positive experience at CTE. His teacher and all the teachers I have interacted with are very positive and really care about the students. There is an active teacher representation at every PTO meeting. The principle is outstanding! He sets the tone for the entire school and makes everyone feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

CTE is an excellent school with overworked, underpaid staff. The teachers, secretaries, and administrative staff go beyond the call of duty to educate and help our children. Teachers and parents are the back bone of America's future generations. We should do more as a community CTE. We should donate money, even just a few dollars, at the end of each school year to the teachers. If every parent would contribute to their childs teacher it would add up to a nice collective gift.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

CTE is a typical rural school. Each class has about 28 students and each grade has at least one teacher that is excellent. The administration is very involved, the children have access to many programs during the school year and fun activities. Unfortunately, they have a new math program- Everyday Math- that has been rated as one of the worst by many experts, teachers and parent organizations. It is convoluted, difficult for the kids to understand and doesn't require the basics math concepts. So much so, they had to modify the report card to disguse this fact. Enjoy homework nightmares that include our child breaking down, crying and screaming? This is the math program for you! The PTO contributes financially to school programs. The building is clean, was recently remodeled to insure safety and install air conditioning. Phys Ed, Art, Music are available each week. They also have intervention and HI classes.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students79%
Female72%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Black 1% 15%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hanover, PA 17331
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