Central Dauphin Senior High School

437 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Central Dauphin Senior High School serves 1,707 students in grades 9-12.
Central Dauphin Senior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Central Dauphin Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Central Dauphin Senior High School's student population of 1,707 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
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School Comparison

Central Dauphin Senior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central Dauphin Senior High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#427 out of 2820 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
12%
15%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.480.53
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Graduation Rate
91%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Dauphin School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Dauphin Senior High School is Dauphin County Technical School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Linglestown Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Hanover Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrisburg West Hanover Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 481 students
    1.7 miles
    7740 Manor Dr
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 657-3210
    1.7 K-5 481
  • Harrisburg Linglestown Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
    1.8 miles
    1044 N Mountain Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 657-3211
    1.8 K-5 408
  • Harrisburg Linglestown Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 702 students
    1.8 miles
    1200 N Mountain Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 657-3060
    1.8 6-8 702
  • Harrisburg Paxtonia Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 679 students
    1.8 miles
    6135 Jonestown Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 657-3202
    1.8 K-5 679
  • Harrisburg Mountain View Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 399 students
    2.5 miles
    400 Gibbel Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 657-8585
    2.5 K-5 399

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