About Us

Our Pledge

We are committed to providing students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.

Mission, Vision, Shared Values, and Goals

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

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.

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.

Welcome to the West Shore School District

The West Shore School District, located between Harrisburg and York in southcentral Pennsylvania, has 14 schools, including nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The District is also developing its own virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year. With more than 7,300 students and approximately 950 staff members, West Shore is the second largest public school district in the Greater Harrisburg metropolitan area.
The West Shore School District is committed to providing a place where staff want to work, students want to be, and families want to live. 
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