Central Administration Office

From the Superintendent’s Desk…

Hermitage School District

The Hermitage School District is extremely fortunate to be a part of an active and supportive community.  Because our doors remained open and our staff made simultaneous in-person and virtual learning possible during the 20-21 school year, we know that we lessened the impact of the pandemic for the students in our District. One way this is evident is based on the state assessment scores from last spring. We continue to outperform statewide averages on our PSSA Testing.  Our district average proficiency over the statewide averages are:

English Language Arts:+16.1%
Mathematics:+ 17.9%
Science:  +13.2%

This is a testament to our teachers and their efforts to adjust and support our students and their varying needs. This is also a testament to all of the hard work our students and their parents/guardians put into their learning each day.

With that being said, we know that we still have work to do, as the pandemic impacted our children in various ways. We continue to offer Summer Academy courses, as well as provide additional academic support throughout the year where needed. We also have taken several steps to strengthen our support for students’ social-emotional well being by implementing a social-emotional learning curriculum weekly, K-12. Finally, we have hired a school social worker this fall through a grant as an additional resource to children and families.

As 2023 begins, we are excited about the daily experiences we provide our students, and we are thankful to do so with the support of the Hermitage community.

Dan Bell, Superintendent

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