Sporting Hill El School

210 South Sporting Hill Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 761-5052
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 564 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cumberland Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
92%
83%
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83%
72%
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92%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cumberland Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
90%
73%
73%
80%
65%
82%
85%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cumberland Valley School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sporting Hill El School is a public elementary school in Hampden Township. The principal of Sporting Hill El School is Dr Stephanie Bowen. 564 students go to Sporting Hill El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 16% of the 564 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sporting Hill El School is 13:1. Heritage Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 83%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My oldest daughter is almost done with kindergarten and had the best first year I could have ever hoped for! Teachers are awesome school is beautiful and a lot of parent involvement which I love! They also have an enrichment program already in place for kindergarten which was really great. Some students get pulled to be challenged more and some get pulled for a little more individualized attention. Great school and great programs.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of our children go to Sporting Hill and we love it. The community is very involved in the school. The PTO is extremely committed to the children and so are the teachers. Sporting Hill's fourth and fifth grade classes almost always rank first in the area in math testing and has been featured in the newspaper for academic achievements as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are removing our 3rd grade daughter from this school. If you want a responsive principal complete communication and no tolerance for bullying this is not the school for you. Beware.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in the second grade. Our experience with the school has been excellent. Dr. Bowan is very informed and has been very helpfull. Our son's teacher is very good with the kids and our son enjoys class very much. They also have classes in Music and Computers and Gym. They have after school activities and a very good PTO group.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is regarding the kindergarten program and school in general. School is absolutely beautiful - great playground equiptment safe loading zones wonderful 'specials' including computer and gym. The gym features a 'spider wall' that the kids can climb using magnetic feet/hand things. They have a really good phys. ed curriculum. Library is thoughtfully laid out. Active parents in the K-Rooms. Parents are encouraged to visit and greeted cordially at the security area. You can enter into the admin office - but not the rest of the school without being buzzed in. Our first visit I greeted the lady at the front desk which turned out being the principal! During our walk she knew almost all the kids in the halls by name. I have zero complaints and only wonderful things to say about the Kindergarten program...is a great school! Classrooms are bright and cheery. Teachers are fun and friendly.

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