Hershey Middle School

Hershey Middle School serves 869 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Hershey Middle School operates within the Derry Township School District.

Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 869 students
Hershey Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Students by Grade Hershey Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Hershey Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
9%
3%
Hispanic
5%
8%
Black
3%
16%
White
80%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Hershey Middle School Sch Ethnicity Hershey Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.35 0.23
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.
10%
34%
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.
4%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,601 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Derry Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 3,601 1,682
Derry Township   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $51 MM $21 MM
Derry Township   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $47 MM $20 MM
Derry Township   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,393 $12,476
Derry Township   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,321 $11,944
Derry Township   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hershey High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hershey Intrmd Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hershey Primary Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HersheyHershey Primary Elementary School
    450 Homestead Rd
    HersheyPA 17033
    (717)531-2277
    0.1 mi | 561 students | Gr. 2-3                      
  • HersheyHershey Intrmd Elementary School
    450 Homestead Rd
    HersheyPA 17033
    (717)531-2277
    0.1 mi | 561 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • HersheyHershey Early Childhood Center
    450rear Homestead Rd
    HersheyPA 17033
    (717)531-2211
    0.1 mi | 467 students | Gr. KG-1                      
  • HersheyHershey High School
    550 Homestead Rd
    HersheyPA 17033
    (717)531-2244
    0.2 mi | 1143 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • HersheySouth Hanover Elementary School
    15 West 3rd St
    HersheyPA 17033
    (717)566-2564
    2.3 mi | 371 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Dauphin County, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.38, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Dauphin County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.