Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment
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 Primary Elementary School
450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 
Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space. 


  • HHS Again Ranked Among Nation’s Best

    Hershey High School has once again been recognized by US News & World report in its annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. The report looked at data from more than 28,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under the magazine’s formula, HHS ranks among the top 5% of the nation’s public high schools and is number 26 of the state’s 676 public high schools.

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  •  HHS Teatre

    HHS Theatre Offers Pair of Comedic Plays

    Hershey High School Theatre is offering double the entertainment with a pair of one-act comedies: “The Blind Date” and “Banana Nut Split.” The shows will be offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and again on Friday, April 29. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 and all seating is general admission. It doesn’t matter where you sit, however, as these silly comedies will leave you rolling in the aisles!

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  • Car Wash for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors

    To show their appreciation for the men and women serving in our military, Hershey High School seniors in Advanced Placement English Literature classes are holding a car wash to collect donations for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Brownstone Masonic Lodge located at the corner of Governor and Hockersville Roads.

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  •  Bike to School

    Bike to School Day is May 4, 2016

    The Township of Derry, Derry Township Police Department and Derry Township School District are teaming up to encourage families to join others from across the country in celebrating National Bike to School Day May 4, 2016. Take advantage of the fresh spring weather to get physical exercise for your body on the way to working out your brain in school. Pledge to participate by signing up below and you can also walk away with a cool prize

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  • Draft Special Education Plan Available for Review

    Derry Township School District’s (DTSD) draft Special Education Comprehensive Strategic Plan is now available for public review. Pennsylvania requires public school districts to update their Special Education Comprehensive Strategic Plan every three years. DTSD’s draft plan, once finalized, will cover the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. Constituents with comments on the draft plan may submit them via email to Mrs. Kirsten Scheurich, Director of Special Education.

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