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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dallastown Area School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Dallastown, PA. It has 6,328 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About Dallastown Area School District...
Address
700 New School Ln
Dallastown, PA 17313
Telephone
(717) 244-4021

Dallastown Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
439 responses
Average ACT
25
97 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,328
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,642
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$88,255,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,066/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    3%

Dallastown Area School District Reviews

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Dallastown Area High School is a very good high school and I have enjoyed my time here a lot. The administration really cares for the student body and strives to make the school the best it can be. They have a large selection of core classes as well as elective courses to pick from. There are also many programs to further your education even farther before you leave high school. Some of these programs include dual enrollment, college in the classroom, internships, and work release. The music, arts, and athletic programs are all also quite strong and great to participate in. Overall, Dallastown is a very solid school with many opportunities to be successful in life with a great staff and great students.
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I believe Dallastown Area High School is the best school in the area. However Dallastown does lack greatly compared . Cafeteria food is absolutely horrible. The pizza will be uncooked 90% of the time. The french fries are unbelievably disgusting. Advise new students to invest in packing lunch. Facilities and technology are pretty up to date. Each student is given a school laptop to use which is convenient. Most teachers are nice and understanding. School spirit also lacks greatly. Rarely have assembles, which you might not think are a big deal but they show spirit and involvement.Safety is definitely provided at Dallastown, however at times you can definitely feel like the school is a prison because of the lack of freedom. The school also suffers diversity issues but that is mainly because of the location and upbringing of the students. The school does try to enforce a welcoming and diverse environment for all but they can only do but so much.
Overall, dallastown school district has left me with college readiness. Since kindergarten I have made so many relationships that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Friends and teachers were so kind and I will always network with them in the future. I am extremely thankful for the education I was given at Dallastown. One thing that I would change is donating more: Although Dallastown participated in many fundraisers such as mini thon, i think it is important to donate back to the community. Such as, homeless shelters and the ronald mcdonald house.