Downingtown Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in Downingtown, PA. It has 12,656 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 85% in reading.
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Downingtown Area School District Reviews
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.
As much as school can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, I've enjoyed most of my time in DASD. Currently, I'm a student at Downingtown East High School. I appreciate the number of choices and freedom we have when it comes to classes and clubs. There are so many groups you can join with many different interests to explore.
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.