Thomas Wharton Elementary School

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705 N Mary St

Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 291-6281

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 304

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

5 Parent Reviews for Thomas Wharton Elementary School

I think this school is a great school! I went there as a child, along with my siblings, and one of my younger brothers attend there now, along with my daughter and niece. They all 3 love it and come home just as excited as they are in the morning to go. The teachers are awesome, return phone calls and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/12

My children go/went to Wharton & they love it. It has its challenges as a city school, but pluses include: diversity, teachers are very accessible, Fun/educational traditions like International Dinner (every family makes a food representative of their ethnicity to share & there is some type of cultural ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/10

Not a big fan of the parent culture of the school. Lots of gossip, cliques, bully moms, and exclusion from neighborhood social activities. Fairly unhealthy if you're interested in creating an inclusive community and fostering parental involvement.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/09

My children started at this school because we moved. First of all there are too many substitute teachers which caused things to be very un-organized not to mention the support teachers were never there for reading support or math help. The playground was nothing but boring! My kids were so afraid of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/31/04

My children go to this school, and we moved. I kept my children in this school and drive them to and from school because I like this school and thought that it was better than others' that my children had been in. But in the 2003-04 year, my good experiences with the school dropped. Both my childrens ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/04

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Test scores for Thomas Wharton Elementary School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Thomas Wharton 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 — Thomas Wharton Elementary School is located at 705 N Mary St, Lancaster PA 17603. 705 N Mary St is in the 17603 ZIP code in Lancaster, PA The school district for Thomas Wharton Elementary School is the Lancaster School District. Thomas Wharton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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