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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Donegal High School is an above average, public school located in Mount Joy, PA. It has 945 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Donegal High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
220 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$73,860
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,134
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,000
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
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 36 responses
  • Football games
    28%
  • Senior Parade
    17%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Charitable Events (Mini- thon, etc.)
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
945
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,232
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,296/ year
National
$12,239
52%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Donegal is a very small district that allows teachers to connect more with their students. Although Donegal lacks many sports like volleyball, golf, and lacrosse, they still offer likable alternatives. Most teachers are great, but there are some who aren't as adequate. As for preparation for college, high schools need to do a better job at 'preparing students' for college, because their idea of college is very dated and not at all helpful. Other than that, Donegal is a great school to attend. The food is good, extracurriculars are good, and teachers are good. However, they do lack certain curriculum, like home ec and development classes as well as French.
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Donegal High School is not like other schools. With less than 1,000 students, there’s a sense of community in the air. Everyone is nice to each other. I’ve heard past students who come back say they’ve missed Donegal. Teachers applaud students for their behavior and work ethic. It’s apparent, Donegal students are simply kinder than everywhere else.
The teachers at Donegal are one of a kind. They genuinely care about their students. They check up on our mental health, prepare us for the real world-not just college, and love us. The teachers present material in new and inventive ways that keep students’ attention. The combination of student compassion and faculty members creates and environment I will never forget.
It’s a great school! I moved here and I was hesitant at first, but the staff is very welcoming. The atmosphere is also great. I pretty much keep to myself and mind my business, so I don’t get into the social aspect of it that much. But overall it’s a solid school.