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West Hanover El School

Public | K-5 | 449 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 26, 2009

Awesome school with teachers & staff who really care about the education of our students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

We have a great staff that is so dedicated and caring. Our school has an awesome 'small town' attitude and a PTA that is the best around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Wonderful teachers and great students with lots of school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I love West Hanover Elementary because of the wonderful students, parents, and teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2009

I love West Hanover because there is so much school spirit. It comes from every direction. Once you enter the building you can feel the pride for the school and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

West Hanover has great kids with lots of school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

They get the children motivated in learning


Posted October 5, 2009

West Hanover is an elementary school with strong community involvement- teachers, administrative staff, parents and residents all work together for our children to receive a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It's a great home town kind of school. Lots of school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

My oldest son spent 7 years at WH, and every year had something valuable to offer him. The staff always went out of their way to help him when he needed it, and always supported and encouraged him no matter what school project, academic task or extracurricular activity he was involved in. While my youngest son is only in his second year at WH, he has already received the extra help he needed to deal with his adjustment to first grade. I look forward to the next 4 years and WH and I wouldn't want him to go to any other school! My oldest son tells me he is proud to have graduated from WH and has very good memories of his elementary years. I felt he was well prepared for Middle School when he started there this year and is doing extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Math

All Students95%
Female89%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female81%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 71%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7740 Manor Dr
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: (717) 657-3210

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