Welcome to the Eastern Lancaster County School District website. Ours is a moderately-sized rural school district with suburban and urban influences. We recognize that our beliefs, our values, and all that makes us a unique community is in fact a part of the larger global-community. As such, we are keenly aware that school can’t look or feel like the schools that many of us experienced only a decade or a few decades ago. Our graduates need to be “global-ready” so that they can successfully participate in the world economy and act responsibly with insight regarding the politics, cultural, and social issues of our time and of our future.
Here in our district, we are boldly charting a course that sets student achievement levels far above the level established by the Commonwealth in the form of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). While we value a great deal all that is measured by the PSSA, we also recognize that true student success will depend on broader 21st -century skill sets and global-readiness competencies which we embed in our curriculum and daily learning activities.
Supporting these abilities, the inherent work ethic and culture of the community is demonstrated every day in classrooms. Student work ethic is high and achievement results are high as a result of the efforts of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents. Parent support is paramount and uncharacteristically positive. Students in the district are learning in up to date facilities with state of the art technology. High quality teachers are employed by the district and professional growth and training is a major focus and continuous. The academic program for students is enhanced and made complete through a wide array of extra-curricular activities. The characteristics of teamwork, self-discipline, self-respect, and determination are further woven into students’ fabric through these academic and athletic activities.
As Superintendent, I assure you that our team of professional faculty and support staff members understands the seriousness of their mission and embraces the challenges that come with engaging with their students in 21st -century schools.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better.
Robert M. Hollister Ed.D.