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About This School

Nancy Cory Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lancaster. The principal of Nancy Cory Elementary School is Eric George, whose e-mail is 761 students attend Nancy Cory Elementary School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 18% of the Nancy Cory Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 761 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nancy Cory Elementary School is 22:1. Bethel Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Soccer
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 1%
Hispanic 38% 47%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 28% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 30%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.8% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 13599%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 68%
Limited English proficiency 18% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We are very happy with all of the staff at Nancy Cory including the duty aides! They are actually helping parents unload the kids the first thing in the morning by opening the car doors for them in the drop off area! This gets the kids moving and helps with the traffic flow which is great for those of us who have to get our older kids dropped off at the middle school after we drop off our younger kids! Also one of my children sang in the school Holiday Program right before the Christmas Break and the program was wonderful! It was a perfect way to start the holidays and because we had out-of-state family staying with us for Christmas they got to see the program too! I was told that the teachers had volunteers helping with the program so I am going to go through the process this year to do that as well!

  • (11 months ago)

    We just moved to Lancaster and my daughter is attending Kindergarden at Nancy Cory. So far I'm very please and my daughter loves her teacher and her new friends. Soon I will be able to help out as a volunteer and become more involved with the program. Looking forward to working closer with the teacher and my daughter.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my sons first year at Nancy Cory and I already want to switch him back to West Wind. While the teachers are absolutely wonderful the duty aids in the playground/crosswalks are very rude to parents and even the children. This is only the second week of school and I have had a few incidents. The duty aids have been nothing but rude and disrespectful to me and have even been rude to my son. Seems like MOST of the duty aids do not like their the job and they are not kid friendly. They are grouchy rude and impolite older women. The only one who has been nice and friendly to me and my son is the duty aid with the long blonde hair. I don't know how Nancy Cory hires or trains their staff but this is unacceptable and I will not tolerate being treated this way. I have already filed a report with the Lancaster School District. I am completely unsatisfied with Nancy Cory and I hope to see some changes very soon!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two when boys starting kindergarten this year. I was very impressed by the registration. The principal was very friendly and introduced himself to my sons. I felt the staff was knowledgeable. I'm excited about my sons starting.

  • (1 year ago)

    love Nancy Cory school! My daughter has attended since kindergarten and now she is in 6th grade. Her teacher Mrs. Rice is wonderful and my daughter loves her! The principal Mr. George has been wonderful also. I have noticed only positive changes since he came a couple of years ago. It is obvious that he cares about our kids and their families. He is easy to talk to and very concerned about the safety of the kids. I wish Nancy Cory had 7th grade so I could keep my daughter there another year!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would have to agree with the last post of Oct 29 2012. The principal is horrible when it comes to protecting victims of bullying. The principal Mr. George refused to investigate and take appropriate action when my daughter was bullied at school. On the good side we have had great teachers at the school. Its poor leadership on the part of the principal. Additionally there is no complaint system re misconduct / failing to act on student safety issues. So Mr. George can continue with his poor leadership of Nancy Cory School. Unfortunately I will have to move my child to protect her from the bully and Mr. George.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a horrible school and a horrible district when it comes to bullying and having a child with special needs. The principal used to be a middle school principal and was demoted to elementary school principal. He is very sexist and would only listen when my husband would come in the school in uniform and changed his attitude. The resource lady ruled over the principal and has no bearings or professionalism when it comes to the children and the parents. She thinks she is a know it all even when you show proof that what they are doing is wrong. My child has had a diagnosis since the age of 3 and they turned my child away and said that he was just a bad kid. Needless to say my children now go to base and my son is receiving all the services that they wouldn't give to him and my other child has had no bullying issues. This school lacks judgment and conviction and only cares about collecting money. The special education department in the district is just as ignorant and it's very sad because we know if it was their children it would be a different story. If you want things to get done in the AV you need to go to the board of education to get anytthing taken care of.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had two children attending this school. Both my children have special needs. their services and compliance was unsatisfactory. I repeatedly attempted to get them to comply with the IEP. i eventually let the district and drive 6 miles so that they can get an approprialte education with responsible professional that care.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a mother of 5 children who all attended Nancy Cory from Kindergarten through 5th grade. My youngest son is currently a 5th grader here and I must say I have been extremely happy with all the teachers and the support this school has to offer for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think students learn more here then any school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow my kids go to school here and I knew something was wrong but i didn't know exactly what. I spotted trouble from the word go. I wanted my children to meet the principal since they came late in the school season. He was too busy and never did care enough to meet my kids. Until I caused a stink he and the vice principal both came running. There seems to be a lot of discrimination in this school. My friend is hispanic and she and her kids seem t catch a lot of heat. There is little in the way of field trips. I was hoping to have my kids in the band but I held back for obvious reason. I don't think I will subject my kids to this environment unless there are major improvments. On a good note my kids do have great teachers this year!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to agree that the school is not what it used to be under the direction of Sandra Lyons. In my opinion there is no PTO. Shirts and Scrip must be ordered. No one cares enough to take the time. There is no fun for the kids. Activities (i.e. Fall Festival costumes @ Halloween etc.)Nothing to motivate the children into enjoying school. I agree that most of the teachers are wonderful but they can only do so much. Parents need to speak out by going to school board meetings and taking an active involvement in PTO not just in name only. Nancy Cory could return to what it once was. Maybe the new superintendent will encourge and bring forth change. Let's hope so!

  • (8 years ago)

    We loved Nancy Cory Elementary because of the dedicated teachers. In addition to regular academics the school has spelling bees geography bees oration contests band strings basketball and many other activities built into the curriculum. All children have the opportunity to participate try out and work hard - if they choose to. Unfortunately the school environment has suffered because of the recent influx of many apathetic parents who refuse to help with the PTO in the classroom with their children's uncivil behavior or they make excuses for their children not completing work. Too often these parents blame the teachers or the principal. Many caring families have left Nancy Cory because of these parents and their unruly children. There was a small number of dedicated parents who worked hard to help teachers and all children. They made a difference.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is in poor condition. The principal shouldn't be in his position due to the fact he wants no interaction with parents. He cancels all activities recess sports and discourages parental involvement with the school. The district is most definitely aware of these things and allows him to remain in his position as they also allow teachers to remain in theirs after they admit they no longer have the motivation or support by the district to teach.

  • (9 years ago)

    The lack of focus on the spanish speaking children is the basis for the lacking API scores. What Nancy Cory needs to do is to use the Nancy Cory reader program inconjuntion with the ESL program to aid in the reading scores. There are many spanish speaking parents out there that would love to be involved in tutoring the children to reach grade-level-potential. But unfortunately the principal and school makes it very hard on minority volunteers. There are numerous parents wanting to be involved but are feeling left out. One parent suggested the volunteers work with the reading program to add extra support to the students that idea has yet to be supported. Nancy Cory says 'Everyone is important.' However actions speak louder than words. Thank you to the parents representing the way the majority of us feel.

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