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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central Dauphin East Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 1,472 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Central Dauphin East Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
200 responses
Average ACT
23
13 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$69,902
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Pep rally
    25%
  • Pep rally/ sports events
    20%
  • Mosic,sports,and community service
    13%
  • Sport games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Musical
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,472
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,336
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,224/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Central Dauphin East Senior High School Reviews

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CD East High School is an incredible school. We have such a diverse population and I like to say that there is every kind of person here. There could be improvements in things like negative and positive consequences, but that does not take from the fact that the teachers at East High are the best in the district. They take time and effort in their teaching and seem to love their job! I am really going to miss the diverse environment as I move to college, but I am very glad to be a soon-to-be alumn.
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There are pros and cons to just about everything and in terms of schools, lots in the area tend to think CD East is not as good as other high schools in the area. CD East has everything a parent would like—academics, clubs & activities, school culture, sports, safety, college readiness. However, while many may think that CD East is inferior to its sister school, Central Dauphin, or as competitive as Cumberland Valley, CD East has something that these schools desperately lack. Diversity. Diversity is important because it will not only follow students wherever college or occupation that they will go on to after high school, but when they grow older, have children, and become the future generation that will lead this country. CD East is very diverse and can be the difference between how students develop and feel towards individuals who have different backgrounds or cultures.
Central Dauphin East High offered me the best 4 years of my life! I couldn’t imagine going to any other school, I really felt like I was a part of a family there, especially since it was so diverse. The music program specifically was amazing, and I feel as though the musical department is not given enough credit for their amazing productions, especially after winning 5 Apollo Awards! Amazing school, highly recommend!