2 Parent Reviews for West Manheim Elementary School
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/07
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
... Read more 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. Read less
* 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 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.
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leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
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English as Second Language
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Hanover schools — West Manheim Elementary School is located at 2000 Baltimore Pike, Hanover PA 17331. 2000 Baltimore Pike is in the 17331 ZIP code in Hanover, PA The school district for West Manheim Elementary School is the South Western School District. West Manheim Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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