West Hanover Elementary School is one of thirteen elementary schools in the Central Dauphin School District. Currently there are approximately 455 students in grades K-5 attending West Hanover. Class sizes range from 17 to 25. Students must be 5 years of age prior to September 1st to register for kindergarten and 6 years by September 1st to begin first grade. Students "graduating" from West Hanover attend the Central Dauphin Middle School. For grades 9-12, students will attend Central Dauphin High School. All elementary schools in the District are K-5 buildings and the four (4) middle schools house students in grades 6-7-8.
A very active and supportive PTA exists at West Hanover. This hard working group of parents provides many educational as well as enjoyable family activities. The students are truly the benefactors of the efforts of the PTA.
Although the oldest school in the district, West Hanover is equipped with several printers, wireless access throughout the building, and mobile laptops for student use. Two playgrounds exist for student recess enjoyment. The Township maintained baseball fields provide much "open" space for recesses, physical education and the annual field day events. The custodial staff does a good job maintaining a very clean building and surrounding area.
In addition to highly qualified classroom and special teachers, the West Hanover staff includes a full-time Guidance Counselor, full-time Reading Specialist, full-time Health room coverage, Speech and Language Clinician, School Psychologist, Gifted Support, Instrumental teacher (band and strings), Data and Instruction Specialist, and two Learning Support teachers. Students in grades 1-5 participate in art, music, physical education and library one time per five day cycle.
If you would decide to relocate in our attendance area and would have more questions about West Hanover Elementary and/or the Central Dauphin School District or would like a "tour" of the building please contact the school office (657-3210). Tours are available either before the students arrive in the morning or after they leave for the day. Tours are not available during the school day when classes are in session. It is suggested you call ahead to make sure someone is available to assist you. Our school is located at 7740 Manor Drive, Harrisburg, PA (one block off of Route 22 and immediately behind Jo-Jo's Pizza).
West Hanover Elementary looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have. We are confident you will see a very positive school family in which educating your most prized possession(s) is our top priority.