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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Downingtown High School East is a top rated, public school located in Exton, PA. It has 1,749 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Downingtown High School East Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
628 responses
Average ACT
28
129 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$109,912
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,422
National
$949
Median Home Value
$381,600
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
  • East Vs. West Football Game
    24%
  • Mr. East
    19%
  • Art Show
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Clubs
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Culture Fest
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,749
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,666
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,571/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Downingtown High School East Reviews

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We have wonderful teachers who are committed to our learning and growth. Many of the teachers are very down to earth and get along with us students on the human level. The student body is incredible and always vibrant. There are a ridiculous amount of opportunities available to get involved, such as the National Honor Society, Varsity Sports, Student Council, and all different forms of clubs. I am proud to say I belong to Downingtown East High School!
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Downingtown East has so many opportunities for all of its students. They have the best selection of classes and students. It's definitely a challenging school but the academics really prepare you for the world and life as an adult. We have a very diverse student body and students can always feel safe. Downingtown East is definitely a place to let their students' talents shine. I feel very grateful that I got to spend my four years of high school at Downingtown East and interact with their inclusive staff and passionate activities. I've been involved with the French Exchange, NHS, Student Council, many clubs, cheerleading, theater, and many more activities there and I have made some of my favorite memories through this high school.
Downingtown East High School is a cut above the rest, there is no doubt about it. The teachers are all so caring and excellent at what they do, as I always seem to be understanding the concepts more. They focus on the concepts themselves, rather than the grade of the student. Some are not just teachers, but even friends. The sports program is so diverse and is an incredible experience. The music program has numerous opportunities such as going to Hershey Park or Disney. The course list is so vast and consists of many AP courses to challenge ourselves with. The school even offers the chance to work toward an AP Capstone Diploma. There are a plethora of clubs and extra-curricular activities, and the campus itself is so large and has so many different features. The difficulty of the courses certainly seems to be preparing me for college as well. There is nothing I would change and I am honored to be a student at this school.