The mission of the Spring Grove Area School District, in partnership with families, businesses, and community organizations, is to provide a safe and engaging learning environment that will challenge and motivate all students to demonstrate continual growth on assessments and to attain their full potential while preparing for the future.
Supported by dedicated staff, students, parents, and community, the Spring Grove Area School District is committed to pursuing excellence in education. By setting clear and measurable goals, analyzing data for informed decisions, employing best practices, engaging in effective communication, participating as a community of learners, and utilizing resources and technology wisely, we can create an academic environment in which all students can achieve their full potential.
We will treat all people with equality, dignity, and respect; we will educate all students to understand, accept, and value all members of the world community; and we invite the community at large to join with us in support of this mission.
LOCATIONThe Spring Grove Area School District is located in south-central Pennsylvania in York County. The school district encompasses about 90 square miles and includes Heidelberg, Jackson, Codorus, North Codorus, and Paradise townships, as well as the boroughs of Jefferson, New Salem, Seven Valleys, and Spring Grove. The area is primarily residential/rural.
The District currently operates three elementary schools (K-4), an intermediate school (5-6), a middle school (7-8) and a high school (9-12).
The Roth's Church Road Campus, on the outskirts of Spring Grove Borough, houses one elementary school, the intermediate school, and the high school, as well as the District’s stadium and other outdoor facilities. The District's Technology Center is also located on that campus.
Most district administrative services are housed in the Educational Service Center building.The overall physical plant includes an indoor swimming pool, an indoor and an outdoor track, various ball fields, as well as lighted tennis courts.
The District Profile provides a snapshot of data for a given school year. Information in the profile consists of district demographics, student data information, staffing information, etc.
THE SCHOOL REPORT
The 2018 School Report was recently released and mailed to all residents in the District.
Check out the digital version below.
Spring Grove Area School District’s Comprehensive Plan has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for implementation during the July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022, cycle. This plan was developed during the 2017-2018 school year by a large number of individuals representing a cross-section of the District’s stakeholders. The Oversight Committee, listed in the plan, met to review the work that occurred by smaller subcommittees. Each building’s School Improvement Team provided a multitude of data that was used to compile the district plan. Additionally, staff members at the six building levels provided district accomplishments and concerns that led to the development of six action goals as included. These goals will guide the District’s planning presently and in the future.
DISTRICT OPERATIONAL PLAN
The Board of School Directors, in regular session at the June 16, 2018 voting meeting, approved the 2018-2019 District Operational Plan items as indicated within the body of the document.
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) uses data from Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) to more comprehensively assess the academic performance of public schools in the state. Again this fall, PDE released School Performance Profile (SPP) information for many public, charter, charter/cyber, and cyber school who gave the Keystone Exams in 2017.
The SPP score is a mathematical calculation of a variety of variables that include student achievement and growth on the Keystone Exams, attendance rates, promotion rates, test participation rates, and cohort graduation rates.
Many data elements come together to create the academic performance score. These elements are categorized into five areas, which include:
- Indicators of Academic Achievement
- Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap - All Students
- Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap - Historically Underperforming Students
- Indicators of Academic Growth/PVAAS
- Other Academic Indicators
District building SPP scores are available by choosing from the links shown below.
Below are some additional materials to help explain the School Performance Profile