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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. 


  •  Happy Thansgiving

    Thanksgiving Recess

    The 2015 Thanksgiving recess will begin with an early dismissal for students on Wednesday, November 25. Secondary students (high school and middle school) will be dismissed at 10:28 a.m. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten classes that day. The normal class schedule for all students will resume on Tuesday, December 1.

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  • First Ever "HHS All Class Reunion" Planned

    There will be a first-of-its-kind “Hershey High All Class Reunion” for graduates of Hershey High School on Friday, November 27. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at The Mill, 810 Old West Chocolate Avenue in Hershey. There is no admission and no advance reservations are needed. Just stop by. Dress is casual. Appetizers will be provided by the Trojan Foundation.

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  • DTSD Receives National Accolades

    Niche.com, a web site that specializes in “providing reviews and insight from everyday experts” has named DTSD as one of the best in America as part of its” 2016 K-12School and District Rankings.” Niche.com rated DTSD as the #19 district in PA and #143 nationally. The web site says its rating system factors in state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

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  •  Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Congratulations to HHS student-athletes Alexis Gazzio, Jack Kushner, Ryan LaCoe, Lauren Lechleitner, Dylan Painter, Alexis Robison, Blake Smith and Marley Tunnel who on November 11 signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

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