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Veterans Day

WHE Veterans Day Video 20-21

WHE would like to say "Thank You " to all of those service men and women, past and present who have sacrificed everything for our freedom. As you know, this is a very important day to WHE and we deeply miss not having our Veterans Day Program this year. Please take a moment to view WHE's Veterans Day video.
Open House

2020-2021 Virtual Open House

Thursday, September 10, 2020. Take a virtual "walk" through your child's schedule. Teachers will post videos on their Google Classroom for you to view. Click here to view a message from the Principal, School Counselor, Intervention Coordinator, Itinerants, and Special Education Departments. Have a wonderful day!

Voluntary Online Educational Resources

We want to provide resources and activities intended to help our students stay engaged during the closure. These assignments and activities will be focused on review and enrichment for all students, and will be tailored to individual grade levels, kindergarten through grade 5. This material is not meant to replace in-person classroom instruction. Assignments and activities completed during the closure will not be graded.


At the request of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church: they are offering their large lot below the church for parking. The front church circle is limited to church and Preschool business only. Please refrain from parking in the front circle for the entire 2020/2021 school year. As you can understand, the staff, contractors, deliveries, and emergency vehicles need access to the church. Thank you for your cooperation!

About Us

 Located in Irwin Pennsylvania, West Hempfield Elementary School was renovated in 2002. Our school is comprised of outstanding classes, rewarding activities, self-motivated teachers, and dedicated volunteer parents. Committed to Educational Excellence, West Hempfield Elementary serves approximately 560 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth.


Our mission at West Hempfield Elementary School is to educate every child to be an academically successful student, a socially responsible citizen, and a life-long learner. By teaching the necessary knowledge and skills, and the appreciation of socio-economic and cultural diversity within a school that fosters mutual respect, creativity, and the joy of learning we are "Committed to Educational Excellence." In addition, the effective, caring, innovative staff in partnership with home and community provide our students with a safe, secure and supportive environment necessary to help meet the needs of all our students.