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 Earns National Recognition

    US News & World Report has issued its annual listing of the best high schools in each state and across the nation and once again Hershey High School is highly regarded. HHS was ranked #11 in Pennsylvania and in the top 4% of those the magazine examined nationally. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded rankings based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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  •  After Grad party

    Deadline to Sign Up for After Grad Party Extended

    The deadline to sign up for the After Graduation Party has been extended until June 1. The 2015 HHS Graduation Party, which is a community-sponsored drug and alcohol-free event, will be held at the Hershey Recreation Center on Friday, June 5 beginning at 10:30 p.m.

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  • HHS Honors Underclassman Achievers

    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an underclassman awards program on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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  • HHS Science Competitors Score Well at PJAS

    Hershey High School students competing in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences state-level competition in State College scored well, bringing home high honors.

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  • Proposed Final Budget Available for Inspection

    At its May 11 business meeting, the Derry Township Board of School Directors approved for public display a proposed final 2015-2016 school year budget that projects $57.9 million in operating expenditures. If adopted as the district’s final budget, the fiscal plan would keep the district’s millage rate among the lowest in Dauphin County, setting it at 18.1 mills. A final vote on the 2015-16 budget is scheduled for the board's June 22 meeting.

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  • Summer School

    The Derry Township School District Summer School Program is returning for 2015! It is for students who will be starting Kindergarten this fall up to those who will be in 6th grade when school opens.

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  • PSAT/SAT Summer Prep Workshop

    PSAT/SAT Summer Prep Workshop classes are forming now to prep for the new PSAT 2015 and both the current and new versions of the SAT. Morning and afternoon classes are available. See Mrs. Seaver's website on the high school web or contact her at 717-979-1586.

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