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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,426 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About Central Dauphin East Senior High School...
Address
626 Rutherford Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Telephone
(717) 541-1662
Website
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Central Dauphin East Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1090
167 responses
Average ACT
24
8 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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,431
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Median Home Value
$189,000
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Pep rally
    33%
  • Pep rally/ sports events
    22%
  • Mosic,sports,and community service
    16%
  • Sport games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Musical
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,426
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
$15,062/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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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!
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Central Dauphin East taught me the importance of tolerance when meeting people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and identities in my four years of attendance. These are qualities not taught in most schools across the world as we see most educational institutions are taken up by one predominant race. Central Dauphin East provided me with extremely inclusive teachers and faculty to make sure I was not only comfortable, but prepared for what I was learning so I would be ready for life after graduation.
What I love about CD East High is the amount of diversity and culture there is to learn and experience all around! We are a family and would never wish to be any other! However, when it comes to supplies and technology, I believe it can be improved and supported with more fundings.