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Welcome to the Home of the Disston Dragons!


Students in Grades Kindergarten and 6 earned bragging rights as Design Thinking (DT) Philly champions for their award winning prototype designs.  Teachers Janelle Hundley and Cheryl Tobin, along with groups of their students, planned and designed a final project on creating and conserving space in classrooms.  Ms. Hundley’s group won a $1,500 check from the foundation  to purchase supplies for their projects.  Go Dragons!

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of Hamilton Disston Elementary School is to produce high-functioning, well-rounded individuals that make significant contributions to society.

Disston Elementary School’s mission is to provide all children in grades K-8 the educational opportunity, reinforcement, and enrichment resources to reach proficient and above levels in reading, math, and all other subject areas.  We pride our success in providing our students with highly qualified educators that are specifically recruited according to educational background, experience, and area of certification through site-based selection to address the needs of our students.  We believe that a positive and caring atmosphere helps provide students with the self-confidence necessary to achieve in all academic areas as well as in the community.  We strive to create an environment where each child is responsible for his/her work and actions.

This will help provide each student at Disston Elementary with the necessary skills to enable them to embark on their future with pride and determination in addition to becoming a model for their communities.  Also, our expectation is to afford students the ability to achieve success and serve as a positive representative of our efforts in future school placements and other encounters.



Parent – Survey

We need everyone’s input, to help us make our schools great. Every participant will be entered to win a $25 gift card!

We use this survey data to make important changes and decisions in our schools so we are asking for 100% participation from our Parents and Guardians!

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