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Lewisberry, PA
Students enrolled: 520

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510 Fishing Creek Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339

(717) 938-6565
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January 27, 2013
I have one student currently in this school and one who went here and moved on to middle school. The majority of the teachers my kids had have been great, two or three have been mediocre and fortunately none have been bad. The school had a much friendlier atmosphere when Mrs. Wagner was the principal. The current principal just doesn't seem to connect as well with the students, parents, and staff and seems more hands-off. This is also one of the West Shore elementary schools that did not make AYP last year but they aren't alone in that.

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June 06, 2011
I am very pleased with this school. I went to open house two days before the school year started without my son a teacher assignment. Mrs Wagner greeted me at the door with a smile took me to the office and got my son an assignment immediately and personnally walked us to the class and introduced us to his teacher. Within 2 weeks of start of school they had my son pegged with issues prior to receiving any medical or prior school records. He started 2nd grade reading on a kindergarten level but will finish this year exactly where he needs to be. The support at this school is above average and I have always felt very welcome and encouraged to be in the school. As a single mom I feel extremely lucky to have a school and staff that is so supportive.

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March 05, 2009
The principal helps set a tone of excellence with the entire school by being excellent herself. I had one interaction with the counselor this year and it was evident that he was going above and beyond my expectations. We are new to this area, new to the district and this school and I have been VERY HAPPY overall with my children's experiences.

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October 19, 2008
This school has so far been excellent. The principal is very visible, involved and available. The teachers are responsive to inquiries and questions. I feel my daughter's level of reading and math exceeds other children's from other area schools. I feel extracurricular activies and recreation are well balanced with academics. I am very comfortable sending her to school everyday. As far as before and after school care. If you are not happy with what is available, then send your children to a private facility.

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March 14, 2008
The principal at this school is very unfriendly. Unless your a favorite. I feel my childs grades our suffering and have asked for help, but no one seems to care. You have to do tutoring at your own expense. So why pay school taxes if i have to pay for tutoring because they wont help..

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August 31, 2007
I'm really concerned with the before and after school care. There is NO STRUCTURE what so ever.. what is our 200 a month paying for really? I have no problem paying for a program for my child but I would like my child to be protected and to have some kind of structure going on!

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August 22, 2005
We are very happy with Fishing Creek. My son and daughter have enjoyed their teachers and are doing very well. I don't have any other schools to compare it to but I do not hesitate sending my kids to school.

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February 19, 2005
This school has a good availability of extra classes, such as music, art, and other E.A.s However, I am not all together pleased with how harsh they can be on children in special programs. The punishment sometimes does not fit the crime. As for the level of parental involvement, when i asked to come to his school, i was informed that I could stay for lunch and recess. I wanted to actually be in the classroom with my son to observe his interactions with others. In regards to the Principal, she is controlling and unyielding in my opinion. Finicky about the smallest of details.

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Fishing Creek El School
510 Fishing Creek Rd, Lewisberry, PA  17339
(717) 938-6565
Last modified Fishing Creek 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.
Fishing Creek El School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top