Derry Township School District is a top rated, public school district located in Hershey, PA. It has 3,378 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Derry Township School District Rankings
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Derry Township School District Reviews
As a consolidated elementary school, each primary grade has 200+ children. MANY behavioral issues in the classrooms. Lunchroom, recess, and classroom aides are verbally abusive to the young children. Teachers are disgruntled due to major restructuring. General Ed teachers are not receiving adequate training for student mental health issues that are being integrated into the classroom. If you are considering moving into the district, do not rely on the propaganda on the district website. The district over invests in the high school to get high rankings, but that does not filter down to the elementary and middle schools. Counselors are understaffed based on recommended counselor to student ratios, and quite frankly inadequate. Bullying and violence is prevalent but hidden by administration. VERY poor experience. Do not expect your experience at the Early Childhood Center (K & 1) to be the same as primary. Quality goes downhill upon second grade.
Derry Township School District is a lovely, consolidated campus with K-12 in four buildings that share a common green-space and athletic/recreational facilities. At the High School level, there is a strong focus on STEM with several AP Science and advanced Mathematics opportunities. Access to technology is excellent as each student is issued an iPad. For those focusing on the arts, the district offers a strong Fine Arts and Choral program. The Instrumental Music program focuses on Orchestra and Concert Band as well as non-competitive Marching Band. Jazz and other small ensemble opportunities are minimal and extracurricular.
Terrific faculty and superb grounds and amenities. It is a Blue Ribbon school without any doubt in my mind. I also appreciate the diversity of students who attend, which really isn’t up to the school, but is important to me.