Top 10 Best Lancaster County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 115 public schools serving 64,670 students in Lancaster County, PA (there are 89 private schools, serving 10,317 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Lancaster County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 87%).
The top ranked public schools in Lancaster County, PA are Rheems Elementary School, Reidenbaugh Elementary School and Nitrauer School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lancaster County, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Lancaster County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Lancaster County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rheems Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
130 Alida St
Rheems, PA 17570
(717) 367-9121
Grades: K-3
| 154 students
Rank: #22.
Reidenbaugh Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1001 Buckwalter Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-1000
Grades: K-4
| 440 students
Rank: #33.
Nitrauer School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
811 Ashbourne Ave
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 569-4239
Grades: K-4
| 428 students
Rank: #44.
Letort Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
561 Letort Rd
Washington Boro, PA 17582
(717) 872-9530
Grades: K-6
| 294 students
Rank: #55.
Bainbridge Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
416 N. Second Street
Bainbridge, PA 17502
(717) 426-4203
Grades: K-3
| 180 students
Rank: #66.
Conewago Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2809 Hershey Rd
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 367-7233
Grades: K-5
| 214 students
Rank: #77.
Hans Herr Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Book Rd
Lampeter, PA 17537
(717) 464-3311
Grades: 3-5
| 602 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Eshleman Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
545 Leaman Ave
Millersville, PA 17551
(717) 872-9540
Grades: K-6
| 329 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Landisville Primary Center
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
320 Mumma Dr
Landisville, PA 17538
(717) 898-5519
Grades: K-3
| 548 students
Rank: #1010.
Neff School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21 Valley Rd
Lancaster, PA 17606
(717) 569-8502
Grades: K-4
| 311 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Bart-colerain Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1336 Noble Rd
Christiana, PA 17509
(717) 529-2181
Grades: K-5
| 199 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Clay Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
250 Clay School Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1100
Grades: K-4
| 433 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Conestoga Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Hill St
Conestoga, PA 17516
(717) 872-9535
Grades: K-6
| 327 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Bucher School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
450 Candlewyck Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 569-4291
Grades: K-4
| 379 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
East High Street Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 E High St
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 361-0099
Grades: K-3
| 516 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Schaeffer School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
875 Pleasure Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 392-6797
Grades: K-4
| 303 students
Rank: #1717.
Landisville Intrmd Center
Math: 51% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
330 Mumma Drive
Landisville, PA 17538
(717) 898-5590
Grades: 4-6
| 456 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Brownstown Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
51 School Lane
Brownstown, PA 17508
(717) 656-6021
Grades: K-6
| 421 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Centerville Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
901 Centerville Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 898-5575
Grades: K-6
| 516 students
Rank: #2020.
John Beck Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
418 E Lexington Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-3704
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Brecht School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1250 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 291-1733
Grades: K-4
| 263 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Farmdale Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
695 Prospect Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 898-5595
Grades: K-6
| 523 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Pequea Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
802 Millwood Rd
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-3831
Grades: K-6
| 338 students
Rank: #2424.
Landis Run Intermediate School
Math: 51% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25 Blue Streak Boulevard
Lancaster, PA 17606
(717) 581-9124
Grades: 5-6
| 923 students
Rank: #2525.
Central Manor Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3717 Blue Rock Rd
Washington Boro, PA 17582
(717) 872-1401
Grades: K-6
| 615 students
Rank: #2626.
Rohrerstown Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Noll Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 299-7126
Grades: K-6
| 448 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Fulton Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
51 East Fulton Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1130
Grades: K-4
| 324 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Martic Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
266 Martic Heights Dr
Holtwood, PA 17532
(717) 284-4128
Grades: K-6
| 299 students
Rank: #2929.
Denver Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
South 4th Street
Denver, PA 17517
(717) 336-1501
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
Rank: #3030.
Manheim Township High School
Math: 81% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
School Road
Lancaster, PA 17606
(717) 560-3097
Grades: 9-12
| 1,841 students
Rank: #3131.
Mill Road Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
35 Elm Ave
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 361-7424
Grades: K-3
| 131 students
Rank: #3232.
Cocalico Senior High School
Math: 78% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
South 4th Street
Denver, PA 17517
(717) 336-1423
Grades: 9-12
| 997 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Hempfield Senior High School
Math: 77% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Stanley Ave
Landisville, PA 17538
(717) 898-5510
Grades: 9-12
| 2,159 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Manheim Central Senior High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 Adele Ave
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 664-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 972 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
99 Highland Ave
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1160
Grades: K-4
| 448 students
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Lancaster County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
426 East Clay St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6232
Grades: 6-12
| 152 students
111 S Penn St
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 665-2209
Grades: PK-4
| 406 students
2156 Main St
Narvon, PA 17555
(717) 445-8610
Grades: 1-6
| 169 students
420 Coffee Goss Rd
Marietta, PA 17547
(717) 426-1680
Grades: K
| 158 students
1360 Strickler Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 665-9766
Grades: K-4
| 103 students
8853 Elizabethtown Rd
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 367-7099
Grades: K-5
| 105 students
300 Orchard Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 653-1426
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
1202 Park City Ctr
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 295-2499
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
3656 Old Philadelphia Pike
Gordonville, PA 17529
(717) 768-5540
Grades: 3-5
| 190 students
1301 Apple St
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1120
Grades: 1-5
| 162 students
1966 Mastersonville Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 665-6836
Grades: K-4
| 99 students
105 North River St
Maytown, PA 17550
(717) 426-3416
Grades: 2-4
| 152 students
1051 Lehigh Ave
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6211
Grades: 7-10
| 1,491 students
School Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 519-1502
Grades: 6
| 508 students
205 Forest Hill Rd
Bird In Hand, PA 17505
(717) 656-6946
Grades: 1-8
| 30 students
1179 River Rd
Marietta, PA 17547
(717) 426-1561
Grades: 3-5
| 346 students
80 West Queen St
Stevens, PA 17578
(717) 336-1551
Grades: K-5
| 114 students
297 S Barbara St
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 653-5117
Grades: K-5
| 256 students
65 S Colebrook Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 665-6836
Grades: K-4
| 93 students
3 S Hazel St
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 665-8800
Grades: PK-4
| 240 students
Fulton And Franklin Streets
Strasburg, PA 17579
(717) 687-0444
Grades: K-2
| 136 students
26 Marshall St
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-1150
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
9 Main St
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-5476
Grades: K-3
| 212 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lancaster County, PA?

The top ranked public schools in Lancaster County, PA are Rheems Elementary School, Reidenbaugh Elementary School and Nitrauer School.

How many public schools are located in Lancaster County, PA?

115 public schools are located in Lancaster County, PA.

What percentage of students in Lancaster County, PA go to public school?

86% of all K-12 students in Lancaster County, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 87%).

What is the racial composition of students in Lancaster County, PA?

Lancaster County, PA minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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