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

The student population of 869 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 869 students
Hershey Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Hershey Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hershey Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Hershey Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
Hershey Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
5%
8%
Hershey Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
16%
Hershey Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
80%
71%
Hershey Middle School White (1988-2012)
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 0.47
Hershey Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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%
Hershey Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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%
Hershey Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

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 1,559
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: 2012 (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
  • Hershey Hershey Primary Elementary School
    450 Homestead Rd
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)531-2277
    0.1  mi  |  561  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Hershey Hershey Intrmd Elementary School
    450 Homestead Rd
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)531-2277
    0.1  mi  |  561  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Hershey Hershey Early Childhood Center
    450rear Homestead Rd
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)531-2211
    0.1  mi  |  467  students  |  Gr.  KG-1
  • Hershey Hershey High School
    550 Homestead Rd
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)531-2244
    0.2  mi  |  1143  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Hershey South Hanover Elementary School
    15 West 3rd St
    Hershey , PA , 17033
    (717)566-2564
    2.3  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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