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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
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Downingtown Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in Downingtown, PA. It has 12,289 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
About Downingtown Area School District...
Address
540 Trestle Place
Downingtown, PA 19335
Telephone
(610) 269-8460
Website

Downingtown Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1220
916 responses
Average ACT
28
211 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,289
Free or Reduced Lunch
10.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,194
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$188,499,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,603/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%

Downingtown Area School District Reviews

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My three children have each had indivual experiences in the Downingtown Area schools. Currently, our high school senior is active in many clubs, including students for change and ultimate frisbee among others. He participated on the JV soccer team as a freshman, and enjoys attending sporting events with his friends. Our twins are currently in the middle school; however all three boys have attended DASD schools since kindergarten. My middle schoolers are active in school sports and academics. One of the DASD strengths is the special education department. Children with learning disabilities and anxiety/depression can excel with the fantastic special ed department supporting them.
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Great teachers and friendly environment! However, some problems with diversity and acceptance. Administration can sometimes be old-fashioned in their adherence to rules like dress coding. The schools themselves are academically strong, with excellent staff and course selection.
My experience at Downingtown Area School District has been very positive. I have been able to participate in many activities including choir, theater, foreign language clubs, National Honors Society, and start a youth prevention club. Through participating in so many clubs, Downingtown has been very helpful academically, and I have been able to take honors and AP classes.