About Us

Welcome to the West Shore School District

 
 
The West Shore School District is the second largest suburban school district in the Greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. The District is located in southcentral Pennsylvania across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, the state capital.

Home to approximately 7,800 students and 950 staff members in Cumberland and York counties, West Shore covers 78 square miles of rural, suburban, commercial, and industrial regions.

 

Mission, Vision, Shared Values, and Goals

Mission
The West Shore School District is committed to providing this generation with a quality education serving as a foundation for responsible and successful citizenship.


Vision
The vision of the West Shore School District is to continuously cultivate a safe and invitational school climate that welcomes the involvement of students, parents, educators, staff, and the community.

Working cooperatively, the school community will nurture lifelong learners who adapt to the diverse and changing global society.

The District insists upon a dynamic approach to teaching and learning that fosters continuous improvement.


Shared Values
Members of the West Shore School District community share the following values:

Student Learning

  • We believe all children can learn. 
  • We believe students must become more responsible for their own learning as each year progresses. 
  • We believe students must develop the adaptive skills to successfully respond to the diverse and changing global society. 
  • We believe learning must occur in an emotionally secure, physically safe, and academically supportive environment.

Professional Practice

  • We believe motivated, adaptable, and well-trained staff are critical for student achievement. 
  • We believe for our schools to consistently improve we must continuously evaluate our efforts to ensure individual student needs are being met.
  • We believe relationships must be cultivated to foster a safe and invitational school climate. 
  • We believe resources must be provided and managed in a fiscally responsible manner.

Relationships Among Members

  • We believe a quality education requires the total involvement of students, parents, educators, staff, and the community. 
  • We believe positive teacher/student relationships empower students to realize their academic potential. 
  • We believe education is a lifelong endeavor. 
  • We believe in the collaboration of ideas, abilities, and resources.


Goal
Our District will establish systems that ensure consistent implementation of standards aligned curricula and assessments, effective instructional practices, and growth and achievement for all students.

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