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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Dauphin School District is an above average, public school district located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 11,489 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
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
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1150
702 responses
Average ACT
27
124 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,489
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$156,290,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,062/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,030
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700

Central Dauphin School District Reviews

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My experience with the Central Dauphin School District was beyond exceptional. Starting from elementary school the teachers were beyond determined in helping students learn. Teachers made sure to do their best to keep students from falling behind in their learning. As I moved up to the middle school the level of teaching spiraled down. The first two years of middle school were anything but smooth as peers seemed to be worried about things other than learning, such as fighting and bullying, although I never had any problems with other students. In addition I feel the teachers were of less quality, but I still managed to accumulate good grades. Here in high school we have a huge number of clubs, activities, and sports teams. championships this year already. Overall, I think the Central Dauphin School District has done a great job preparing me for the real world outside of school.
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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.
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.