Central Dauphin Middle School

Central Dauphin Middle School serves 711 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Central Dauphin Middle School operates within the Central Dauphin School District.

School Overview

The student population of 711 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 711 students
Central Dauphin Middle School Total Students (2005-2014)
Gender % Central Dauphin Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Central Dauphin Middle School Total Teachers (2005-2014)
Students by Grade Central Dauphin Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Central Dauphin Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Central Dauphin Middle School Asian Students (2005-2014)
Hispanic
7%
9%
Central Dauphin Middle School Black Students (2005-2014)
Black
10%
15%
Central Dauphin Middle School Black Students (2005-2014)
White
75%
69%
Central Dauphin Middle School White Students (2005-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Central Dauphin Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Central Dauphin Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.42 0.24
Central Dauphin Middle School Diversity Score (2005-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
38%
Central Dauphin Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Central Dauphin Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,837 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,704 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,620 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Central Dauphin School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 10,837 1,514
Central Dauphin   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $160 MM $21 MM
Central Dauphin   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $149 MM $20 MM
Central Dauphin   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,704 $12,967
Central Dauphin   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,620 $12,300
Central Dauphin   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Central Dauphin East Senior High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Central Dauphin East Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Phillips Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HarrisburgPhillips Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 366 students100 Oakmont Rd
    HarrisburgPA 17109
    (717)657-3203
    0.4KG-5366
  • HarrisburgCentral Dauphin East Middle School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 651 students628 Rutherford Rd
    HarrisburgPA 17109
    (717)545-4703
    0.96-8651
  • HarrisburgCentral Dauphin East Senior High School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1364 students626 Rutherford Rd
    HarrisburgPA 17109
    (717)541-1662
    0.99-121364
  • HarrisburgSouth Side Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 583 students4525 Union Deposit Rd
    HarrisburgPA 17111
    (717)657-3204
    0.9KG-5583
  • HarrisburgNorth Side Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 548 students4520 Devonshire Rd
    HarrisburgPA 17109
    (717)657-3201
    1KG-5548

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