James Buchanan Elementary School

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340 S West End Ave

Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-6151

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 450

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

2 Parent Reviews for James Buchanan Elementary School

My son excelled in kindergarten at this school, making huge leaps in his learning. He was able to read rather well by the end of the year. This school is in an old building, but has great teachers who push the kids and care about them, a great principal, and an excellent and involved PTO.

Posted by a parent on 08/05/12

We love this neighborhood school. In the four years that my daughter has been at the school we have never had an 'off' year--always great teachers with flair who pay attention to each individual child. There is a strong community spirit at the school, an active PTO and a friendly group of parents who ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/14/06

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Test scores for James Buchanan Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
James Buchanan Elementary School
Lancaster School District
* 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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Lancaster schools — James Buchanan Elementary School is located at 340 S West End Ave, Lancaster PA 17603. 340 S West End Ave is in the 17603 ZIP code in Lancaster, PA The school district for James Buchanan Elementary School is the Lancaster School District. James Buchanan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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