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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Lower Dauphin School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Hummelstown, PA. It has 3,712 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
291 E Main St
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Telephone
(717) 566-5300
Website

Lower Dauphin School District Rankings

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High Schools in Lower Dauphin School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
275 responses
Average ACT
25
20 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,712
Free or Reduced Lunch
23.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,421,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,480/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,087
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,700
National
$184,700

Lower Dauphin School District Reviews

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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!
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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!
As a senior at Lower Dauphin, I’ve experienced it all. Through the several teachers fired for everything from child pornography to indecent assault, the school’s reputation is only saved by a handful of engaged teachers, and an above average athletics program. Our school is shadowed deeply by Hershey, as they superceed us in nearly every catagory. I strongly dislike this school, and would not recommend it to anyone moving into the area. Not only because of the above mentioned teachers, but because of the fact that the education given here is subpar and biased towards athletes and favorite students, leaving others to struggle immensly.