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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lower Dauphin School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Hummelstown, PA. It has 3,666 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Lower Dauphin School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
308 responses
Average ACT
26
25 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,666
Free or Reduced Lunch
23.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,297
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,657/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$58,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,500
National
$184,700

Lower Dauphin School District Reviews

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I could not be more grateful to have attended Lower Dauphin. The school district holds a high level of commitment to their students. They are dedicated to supporting and encouraging students to set and achieve goals. The teachers are kind, and hardworking when it comes to providing education to the attending students. I am beyond grateful to have attended a school like Lower Dauphin, where I felt like my education, and mental health was their first priority.
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I was a part of the LDSD community from K-12 to 12th grade and I think it was one of the best school districts in Central PA. As with any district it has its strengths and weaknesses but, I feel like Lower Dauphin fully prepared me for my life after high school. I was able to get an early start on my college degree with little to no hassle. The LDSD community could be more diverse however, that's not really the school district's fault. Their schools are top notch compared to the other schools in the area!
We moved to Lower Dauphin SD, because of the great support that the district gives to parents & their students. Academics are too priority an they worked very hard to bring back all of their social needs students from the IU program in pur area. They have hired many teachers & staff to work with our autistic population & even implemented hiring a psychiatrist to work with those families on a 1-1 basis with med checks & bi-weekly family sessions! They also have their own in house Emotional Support programs ( itinerant, part-time, & full based behavior management program w/ their own social worker) for students who struggle with anxiety, peer relationships, behavior issues, or past traumatic experiences. Athletics here are the best in the area both with the boys & females sports all the way across. Their athelic facilities are the best in the area & are facilitated by many outside programs. Moving to this district wad the best thing we did for our 3 daughters & they 100% agree!