James Burd Elementary School
#636 Best Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania
- Shippensburg Area School District, PA
Parent: My son is in the 1st grade at James Bird. His 1st week of Kindergarten he was being bullied and didn't want to go in. I spoke with the principle Mr. Shapiro and he took care of everything. They have a strict no bullying policy in the school, and they absolutely do their best to make sure that every child feels safe coming in there every day. As far as academics goes, my 6 year old son is doing fantastic. I can really tell the difference between how much he has learned between Kindergarten and 1st grade. He was still struggling to read a little bit at the end of Kindergarten, but now in the middle of 1st grade he is reading just about anything you put in front of him. The size of the words do not matter to him, he can sound them out with little to no difficulty. I don't ever remember being able to read that well at that age!
- 492 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary
- Private School
- Spring House, PA
Parent: I believe Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary school is the best decision you can make. Our daughter has attended GMA for 9 years (since kindergarten), and she has become a confident, hard-working student who is very prepared to begin her journey as a high school student next year. The lower school offers a nurturing environment with a strong sense of community that provides a strong foundation for the students to achieve personal, social, and academic success. The strongest part of the school is definitely the middle school, which has an amazing group of teachers who create the perfect balance of challenging the students, and engaging in interactive teaching methods to bring out the best in each student. The overwhelming feedback from both high schools and parents of students who've graduated from GMA is that GMA students are consistently succeeding at the high school level due to the strong foundation they've received at GMA.
- 375 Students
- 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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