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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Derry Area School District is a public school district located in Derry, PA. It has 1,985 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Derry Area School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Derry Area School District

Middle Schools in Derry Area School District

High Schools in Derry Area School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
115 responses
Average ACT
22
15 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,985
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,116
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,319/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$43,958
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$594
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,300
National
$184,700

Derry Area School District Reviews

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In my honest opinion about Derry Area High School, is that it is truthfully just a typical small town type of school. There is a lot of down to earth and relatable people and were a very close and proud community to say the least, especially when it comes to our school spirit. Some things that I think would be helpful to our school and everyone that is in it is to have issues or problems we have to be handled better. Such as helping others struggling in and outside of school or what they may be dealing with in their life. Along with faculty and adults listening and understanding us students as a whole we address and issue or problem we have to try and make the school a better environment in all aspects in having a fun high school experience and good education.
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Derry Area High School is full of people that want you to succeed. Anyone from the teachers, administration and coaches to the lunch ladies and janitors are welcoming and friendly towards all students. Everyone here knows each other on a name to name basis. There's rarely any bullying. If the school was in a more diverse, accepting environment and the facilities were more modern, I would give higher ratings. The college counseling is also little to none, which is unfortunate and frustrating to a senior.
Almost every teacher I had did everything to make sure I was getting the highest quality education possible. I loved my time at Derry Area, and if it weren't for some of the administration and school board members, I would absolutely give my school a five star rating.