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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Dauphin Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 1,714 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
437 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Telephone
(717) 703-5360
Website
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Central Dauphin Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
522 responses
Average ACT
28
117 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$78,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Fall Play, musical, Four Diamonds events
    25%
  • Sports games, thon, parties
    21%
  • Morning news
    13%
  • Marching band shows
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Indoor Drumline!!!
    7%
  • Sports and TV Studio
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,714
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,062/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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As a freshman at Central Dauphin East High School, my experience has been been somewhat enjoyable so far. The diverse rate at this school is amazing and very high. It is a place where you usually feel welcome and comfortale. The environment is sometimes a little rocky however the staff is wonderful and sincerely care about their students and want them to succeed. They're always there whether you need help with school or just have problems you need to talk about. The relationships they form with their student is very supportive and trustworthy. The students are also fascinating. The school pride they have and the different types of talent all around still amazes me to this day. I've never seen a school bring so much to the plate! Thos Is East High. Panther Pride🐾
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I liked the seriousness of the academics being taught at this school. It is not a diverse populated school, which could make a student feel as an outcast. This school offers variety of sports and music classes to get students involved. The staff of the school are educated, motivating, and simply inspiring!
This school is very big on diversity and embraces that. They do their best to make all students feel involved and loved by constantly asking for students opinions on how we could make the school better. The teachers genuinely care about their students and are constantly going out of their way to help them out in whatever way they can. It is overall an amazing place to be and I’m glad that I’m spending my senior year here, surrounded by people who care about my future.