Damascus Area School

174 High School Rd
Damascus, PA 18415
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%
Serving 269 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Damascus Area School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 269 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 10% in PA
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Damascus Area School's student population of 269 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
269 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Damascus Area School ranks within the top 10% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Damascus Area School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
#227 out of 2549 schools
(Top 10%)
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55-59%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Damascus Area School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
75-79%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Damascus Area School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
14%
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Black
n/a
14%
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White
93%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Damascus Area School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Damascus Area School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Damascus Area School's ranking?
Damascus Area School is ranked #227 out of 2,549 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
What schools are Damascus Area School often compared to?
Damascus Area Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Preston School, Stourbridge Primary Center by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).
How many students attend Damascus Area School?
269 students attend Damascus Area School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Damascus Area School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Damascus Area School?
Damascus Area School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 13:1.
What grades does Damascus Area School offer ?
Damascus Area School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Damascus Area School part of?
Damascus Area School is part of Wayne Highlands SD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 269 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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