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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Derry Township School District is a top rated, public school district located in Hershey, PA. It has 3,492 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Derry Township School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Derry Township School District

Middle Schools in Derry Township School District

High Schools in Derry Township School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
380 responses
Average ACT
29
103 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,492
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,556/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$62,834
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,700
National
$184,700

Derry Township School District Reviews

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It’s the ideal high school experience on paper. Great resources, helpful teachers, great sports programs, a ton for the arts, and great balance overall. However, being a part of the school is a little different. As it is currently COVID-19 season, we are a week behind in e-learning due to the administration claiming “difference in resources” even though neighboring districts aren’t having issues. There are too many fights for the school’s own good and typical dumb actions out of a portion of students (freshmen). If you’re a good student, you’ll like it at Derry.
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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.
Overall most people are very friendly. There are definitely cliques just like any other school, but most people are accepting. If you reach out to teachers, they definitely do their best to provide resources for the students. For most teachers, I feel like they care about both the students and their grades in class. They will be nice to you if treat them with respect.