Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Hershey Primary Elementary School

Public | 2-3 | 571 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted today

Hershey Elementary school does a wonderful job of balancing child encouragement, teacher support and administrator involvement. The PTO is first rate, giving their time, money and talents to provide support wherever it is needed. I am proud to be a parent of two daughters who have had the privilege of being a part of this school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

My son came from a private school and this school is just as good. I am glad to know that I can still count on a great education from a public school. One thing I enjoy is the ability to communicate with the teacher weather email or phone, and getting a prompt response. The school website is eassy to navigate and has all relevant information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Although my son didn't have a great experience last year in 2nd grade, his teacher this year is ideal. Very focused on positive feedback and is working diligently with students to increase their level of responsibility. Has built in allowances for mistakes, but has great accountability. Classroom is very pleasant atmosphere and my child is happy and learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

This school is state of the art. It is a beautiful facility with top of the line teachers. It is amazing to see students in first grade writing stories and working with fractions! Parent involvement is appreciated and there is never a shortage of parents to help in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

Three of my children have attended this school and I can't say enough good things about it! Children are encouraged to expand their minds in all disciplines from the very start. Parental involvement is extraordinary. The core philosophy of the school seems to be: never underestimate a child's potential. The children feel loved, nurtured and respected.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
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%
Female89%
Male84%
Black62%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black62%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
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 77% 71%
Asian 10% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

450 Homestead Rd
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2277

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





CCLC at Hershey
Hershey, PA



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT