Derry Area Senior High School

  • Derry Area Senior High School serves 631 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Derry Area Senior High School's student population of 631 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students631 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Derry Area Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Derry Area Senior High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#295 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
n/a
11%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
98%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Derry Area Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.040.26
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Derry Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDerry Area SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
Derry leaves a lot of be desired. They have a high percentage of special ed students, which is an attempt to raise test scores. They dislike students that come in working at an advanced level or have taken higher courses than the school norm. The materials are often blogger created print outs and the school relays too heavily on photo copies that are often illegible.
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I am a graduate from this school and everything on the list above is excellent,I loved my stay for my last year there.
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