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About WHE


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 500 students in grades Pre-K through Fifth.



  • Average class size in grades Pre-K-Max. of 20, and K – 5 is 21.
  • Curriculum provides for 40-minute lessons in art, library, music, technology, and physical education for all students.
  • Two learning support classes - students are included in age appropriate homerooms
  • One emotional support class - students are included in age appropriate homerooms
  • One full time learning support class - students are included in age appropriate homerooms
  • Title I Reading
  • School Counselor
  • Intervention Coordinator
  • Hempfield Enrichment Program (HEP)
  • Speech Therapy
  • RtII/MTSS services for reading, math, and behavior
  • Instrumental Music Lessons (for grades fourth and fifth grade)
  • Full-time health room coverage provided
  • Breakfast and lunch programs
  • The library offers 35 computers with access to the internet.
  • Technology lab with 30 computers


Our mission at West Hempfield Elementary School/HASD, we are committed to excellence, shall engage and educate all students for personal success through a shared responsibility with the student, family, and community in a safe and secure nurturing environment.

School -Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
      West Hempfield Elementary utilizes a multi-tiered framework to make our school a more effective place. It  establishes a social culture and the behavior supports needed to improve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes for all students. PBIS is flexible enough to support student, family, and community needs.
  • Additional Programs
    The YMCA offers morning childcare from 6:45 – 8:30 AM and afternoon childcare from 3:45 – 6:00 PM in the West Hempfield Elementary building. Please call the YMCA at 724-834-0150 for more information or go to the attached link: https://greensburgymca.org/programs/child-development/before-after-school-enrichment-base/
  • Hempfield Parks and Recreation 
    Hempfield Parks and Recreation offer a wide range of evening activities for students. For more information, please call 724-836-7900.



West Hempfield Elementary School - From PA Turnpike, take Irwin Exit onto Rte. 30 east. At the first red light, turn right onto Arona Road. On Arona road at the 1st stop sign, turn right onto Wendel Road. About 1/2 mile, the school is on the left.


We encourage parent involvement and work hand-in-hand to provide the best learning opportunities for our children. To learn more about West Hempfield Elementary School, please call 724-850-2780 during our operating hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, or email Mr. Chris Brasco, Principal at brascoc@hasdpa.net