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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Central Dauphin School District is an above average, public school district located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 11,270 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Central Dauphin School District...
Address
600 Rutherford Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Telephone
(717) 545-4703
Website

Central Dauphin School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
589 responses
Average ACT
27
103 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,270
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$156,290,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,185/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%

Central Dauphin School District Reviews

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Central Dauphin offers a wide variety in academics, clubs, and sports! The teachers are involved and are always available to help students properly understand the material and the learning environment is wonderful.
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I attended Central Dauphin School District for approximately 3 years. My experience was great. The teachers and educators were extremely interested in not only your success as a student, as your success as an individual after graduation. During my time in the district I played JV, and Varsity football to which the coaches were phenomenal. The central message that was instilled into the team players was academics prevailed over the game. We were taught to respect each player as we respected ourselves, and demonstrate integrity into our communities. What I have learned and gained from the influential people serving in this district is respect, integrity, and commitment that I shall continue to display with pride.
Central Dauphin School District is one of the better districts in Pennsylvania. They make sure that all of their students are safe at all times and are well cared for. They take all of their academics and sports seriously. However, they need to work on their grading system, staff hiring, and what they spend their budget on. Other than those fixable issues, they are a great district!