Damascus Area School

174 High School Rd
Damascus, PA 18415
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Damascus Area School serves 302 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Damascus Area School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Damascus Area School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Damascus Area School's student population of 302 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Damascus Area School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Damascus Area School is 0.10, 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
#925 out of 2820 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
95%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWayne Highlands School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Damascus Area School is Sullivan West High School At Lake Huntington (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sullivan West Elementary School (8.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lake Huntington Sullivan West High School At Lake Huntington Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 496 students
    4.9 miles
    6604 State Rt 52
    Lake Huntington, NY 12752
    (845) 932-8401
    4.9 7-12 496
  • Jeffersonville Sullivan West Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 593 students
    8.9 miles
    33 Schoolhouse Rd
    Jeffersonville, NY 12748
    (845) 482-4610
    8.9 PK-6 593
  • Honesdale Honesdale High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 838 students
    13.5 miles
    459 Terrace St
    Honesdale, PA 18431
    (570) 253-2046
    13.5 9-12 838
  • Honesdale Wayne Highlands Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 411 students
    13.5 miles
    482 Grove St
    Honesdale, PA 18431
    (570) 253-5900
    13.5 6-8 411
  • Honesdale Stourbridge Primary Center
    Grades: PK-2 | 381 students
    13.8 miles
    123 Abc Drive
    Honesdale, PA 18431
    (570) 253-3010
    13.8 PK-2 381

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