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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dauphin County Technical School is a public school located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 1,044 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Dauphin County Technical School...
Address
6001 Locust Ln
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Telephone
(717) 652-3170
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
990
56 responses
Average ACT
25
6 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,030
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Competitions with other trade schools
    56%
  • Social parties
    22%
  • Field Day (Outdoor Carnival)
    11%
  • Robotics club
    11%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,044
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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The only thing I liked about this school, was that I met my friends. The academics were good, the classes weren't as difficult as people made them out to be. There were teachers who honestly cared and ones who could care less about the students. The administrators were frankly, prejudiced and bias towards the minority students. The school lunch was terrible; the class scheduling was haphazard, and a culture change was needed because of the grossly mishandled student discipline., and the inane educational and program requirements.
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My experience with Dauphin County Technical School has been great from sophomore to my senior year. I had a chance to meet people from different cultures and diverse group. Teachers and administrations were very helpful and supportive and still are they. What I like most about Dc-Tech is that you got to make friends from different cultures and learn about them. My past 3-years at Dc-Tech has been very fun and educational . I'm very thankful towards Dc-Tech for giving me opportunity to come to their school and preparing me for career and my future plans. Overall, I would say that Dc-Tech is one of the best schools I have ever gone.
A lot of my relatives have attended Dauphin County Technical School in the past, and I followed in their footsteps to getting an education that prepares me for college as well as the work force. The school has improved a great deal since my parents graduated from there, and I continue to be impressed with the improvements that are being made even as I'm attending. There are normal issues that kids encounter at any school, such as the occasional fight or not-so-tasty lunches, but all in all DCTS is an amazing school. I truly believe it provides a better education than any other public school in the Harrisburg area because the students are trusted and treated as adults due to our focus on being career-ready.