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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Derry Area Senior High School is a public school located in Derry, PA. It has 595 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
988 North Chestnut St Ext
Derry, PA 15627
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
114 responses
Average ACT
22
15 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$43,958
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$594
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Football games and pep rallies
    28%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Bachelor Auction
    15%
  • Baseball games and peep rallies
    13%
  • Volleyball Games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Prom Promise Carnival
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
595
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,116
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,319/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I enjoyed going to Derry Area High school, overall the teachers were there for the students but the classes offered and clubs weren't that diverse. Although there wasn't a large diversity, there were good programs in agriculture and a tech school to go to if the students so choose. If they decide to go into the tech school, they spend 3/4 of the school day at the tech school taking courses in the field they choose(ex. mechanics, graphic design, cosmetology, etc...).
There's many other things about the school that i enjoyed but i feel like this has gone on too long already but feel free to look up the school website!
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I have just moved to Derry Area Senior Highschool and my experience has been mixed. A majority of the teachers are wonderful and make class fun, however, the focus on sports, lack of diversity, and bro culture is very hard to deal with from where I am from.
I loved my experience at Derry Area High School. It is a fairly small school, so it feels really personal. They provide opportunities for students with all different types of interests to be a part of something, and the teachers really care about their students. For a small town school, it is a great one.