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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Downingtown High School East is a highly rated, public school located in Exton, PA. It has 1,791 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
50 Devon Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Telephone
(610) 363-6400

Downingtown High School East Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1210
502 responses
Average ACT
28
108 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$110,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$949
Median Home Value
$371,900
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • East Vs. West Football Game
    24%
  • Mr. East
    20%
  • Art Show
    13%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Clubs
    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
1,791
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,124
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$16,363/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I love all the teachers at Downingtown East High School! They really do care and made my time here as a student enjoyable. I would love to see the administration fix the ceilings, which literally leak once in a while. It's very common to see buckets in the hallways or rooms collecting water coming from the ceilings.
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I will graduate from Downingtown East in 2019. As if the statistics did not speak for themselves, this high school is among the most elite in the state of Pennsylvania. Competitive environment, great teachers, many clubs and social events. Its not hard to get involved. Very welcoming environment and rarely will you feel isolated or like you aren't cared about. Also very well known for their excellence in sports, namely football and ice hockey. Overall great experience at this school, couldn't ask for anything more from a highschool.
I enjoyed being a student at downing town east high school(Dehs). The school itself has a diverse student body, and various opportunities for students to be involved with leadership. I joined National Honors Society (NHS)-a service organization that gives back to out local community, Science Buddies(experiments to empower children to have interest in science related Careers), and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)-(teaches students business skills needed to succeed in not only business related careers, but also in other careers). Additionally, the rigor of the AP and honors classes aided me as a way to give me a glimpse at the type and complexity of work to expect at a college level. Overall, DEHS provides a learning atmosphere that prepares children into the working world and beyond.