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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,068 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Dauphin County Technical School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1050
82 responses
Average ACT
29
14 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-
Median Household Income
$51,210
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,000
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Competitions with other trade schools
    31%
  • Field Day (Outdoor Carnival)
    25%
  • Social parties
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Fundraising for Four Diamonds
    6%
  • Robotics club
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,068
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Dauphin County Technical School Reviews

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I loved the fact that I could take my regular academics courses, and even honors and AP courses, while learning skills that can prepare me for the workforce or college. The teachers and administration are very caring and involved with the students, despite having large class sizes and students from all over the Dauphin County area. I have particular experience with the Criminal Justice and Police Science course, now Emergency and Protective Services, and have enjoyed myself very much. There are plenty of clubs and activities to do related to both academics and career and technical programs. I have enjoyed myself and I believe the challenge in the classrooms helped me improve beyond my limit. I'm very happy that I chose to attend this school.
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My overall experience with Dauphin County Technical School was been nothing less than extraordinary. They have done a great at preparing me for college and the workforce. Being a technical school, I was able to pick a trade that I wanted to specialize in during my high school career. I was fortunate enough to be able to get into the Veterinary Assistant shop, this allows to me to take a certification test when I am a Senior to potentially graduate as a certified veterinary assistant with certifications from PVMA, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and NAVTA, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America. I have also been able to participate in many clubs, such as student council, NHS, FFA, and NTHS, to help better my school. Dauphin County Technical School is a great school, and I would always tell about how great they have prepared me for life.
Dauphin county technical school is an amazing place of education that cherishes diversity of students and learning environments. This school avoids the pressure of secondary education with trades varying from cosmetology to automotive careers. At the end of your senior year, you could potentially leave with multiple certifications in your place of education that prepares you for workplace in the real world. Dauphin County Technical school has prepared me for the workforce or post secondary school tremendously.