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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Downingtown Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in Downingtown, PA. It has 12,938 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Downingtown Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
1,292 responses
Average ACT
28
274 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,938
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,666
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,571/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$91,568
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,397
National
$949
Median Home Value
$325,300
National
$184,700

Downingtown Area School District Reviews

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I've been a student in the Downingtown Area School District since I started going to school. I've had an amazing experience at all the schools I've gone to, but there are still aspects that could be improved upon. The district provides amazing resources and opportunities for all their students to prepare them for their future. In middle and high school, there is a great variety of courses students can take and students can partake in many extracurriculars (clubs, sports, academic teams...). Compared to other districts, I think that DASD provides an above average experience to students, but there is still a lot of room for improvement that would make the experience for students much better.
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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.
I had a fine experience at Downingtown. Some really great teachers, some really horrible teachers. When I went there the district did not seem interested in diversity or inclusion, and I felt singled out in school because I was openly gay.