Central Dauphin Senior High School

Public 9-12

 437 Piketown Road
       Harrisburg, PA  17112


 (717) 703-5360

District: Central Dauphin School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
272nd of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  1,714

Racial breakdown:
White:
73.4%
African American:
10.4%
Hispanic:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Central Dauphin Senior High School ranked better than 59.6% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.54. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.4%), African American (10.4%), Hispanic (6.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 23.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Dauphin Senior High School is 15.1. (See more...)
Compare Central Dauphin Senior High School employs 113.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Central Dauphin Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Dauphin Senior High School 272nd of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Central Dauphin Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Central Dauphin School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Dauphin School District 338th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central Dauphin Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.23 144th 583 75.3%
2004 74.49 151st 590 74.4%
2005 50.38 366th 593 38.3%
2006 49.82 374th 604 38.1%
2007 57.63 321st 615 47.8%
2008 79.24 85th 621 86.3%
2009 74.58 140th 632 77.8%
2010 78.23 98th 649 84.9%
2011 68.56 229th 660 65.3%
2012 68.36 231st 664 65.2%
2013 70.50 156th 591 73.6%
2014 66.46 200th 580 65.5%
2015 67.68 253rd 680 62.8%
2016 66.91 274th 677 59.5%
2017 64.78 292nd 663 56.0%
2018 68.54 272nd 673 59.6%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Open Quote Awful administrative team - my child, who had never been in any type of trouble, made a minor mistake that was blown out of proportion. When I went to meet with the assistant principal, I was told he was following the school's policy in administering the penalty and his judgement was not involved (?). I then attempted to reason with the principal, who was not kind or compassionate at all, and continued to quote policy.

My final step was to seek out the assistant superintendent, who did not disagree with the fact that the discipline given to my child was over the top. He simply said they would be evaluating such situations over the summer. The ultimate putoff. What a group of caring and nurturing individuals!

By the way, my child couldn't even tell you what the principal looks like at this high school.

Bottom line - this school is scared of becoming an urban high school and therefore runs the institution like a prison.

If you are considering moving into this district - don't. I made this mistake a number of years ago and have regretted it ever since. Cumberland Valley, Hershey, Lower Dauphin, Boiling Springs, Mechanicsburg and Palmyra would be much better places.

Yes, we have moved out of the district and are much happier in our new location just down the road.

Extremely disappointed former parent Close Quote


Enrollment information for Central Dauphin Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1064 54 19 3 1 n/a n/a 0 1127
1989 1039 59 23 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1125
1990 1025 45 20 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1095
1991 972 39 22 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1045
1992 999 43 31 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1083
1993 995 51 19 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1074
1994 1345 77 36 17 1 n/a n/a 0 1476
1995 1373 89 47 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1528
1996 1373 89 47 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1528
1997 1429 96 44 21 5 n/a n/a 0 1595
1998 1465 103 49 13 4 n/a n/a 0 1634
1999 1541 109 46 14 5 n/a n/a 0 1715
2000 1575 119 42 22 4 n/a n/a 0 1762
2001 1579 111 44 21 2 n/a n/a 0 1757
2002 1546 148 53 36 3 n/a n/a 0 1786
2003 1546 148 53 36 3 n/a n/a 0 1786
2004 1578 159 53 34 2 n/a n/a 0 1826
2005 1698 186 59 48 2 n/a n/a 0 1993
2006 1715 189 59 44 1 n/a n/a 0 2008
2007 1610 200 63 46 1 n/a n/a 0 1920
2008 1579 202 69 50 0 n/a n/a 0 1900
2009 1516 185 71 57 2 n/a n/a 23 1854
2010 1471 196 69 55 2 n/a n/a 38 1831
2011 1446 197 70 74 2 0 53 0 1842
2012 1369 174 73 87 2 0 73 0 1778
2013 1349 174 75 83 2 0 94 0 1777
2014 1305 145 80 85 1 0 92 0 1708
2015 1246 156 83 94 1 0 92 0 1672
2016 1266 170 77 97 2 0 85 0 1697
2017 1258 178 79 110 2 0 87 0 1714

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Central Dauphin Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1127 74.0 15.2 n/a
1989 1125 74.0 15.2 n/a
1990 1095 75.1 14.5 0.0
1991 1045 79.9 13.0 n/a
1992 1083 86.6 12.5 n/a
1993 1074 70.0 15.3 n/a
1994 1476 85.0 17.4 n/a
1995 1528 89.0 17.2 n/a
1996 1528 89.0 17.2 n/a
1997 1595 90.2 17.7 n/a
1998 1634 97.0 16.8 n/a
1999 1715 100.0 17.2 n/a
2000 1762 105.0 16.8 3.7
2001 1757 111.0 15.8 3.5
2002 1786 110.9 16.1 7.2
2003 1786 110.9 16.1 7.2
2004 1826 111.4 16.4 3.6
2005 1993 117.2 17.0 6.5
2006 2008 119.8 16.8 8.9
2007 1920 128.3 15.0 7.8
2008 1900 140.4 13.5 6.2
2009 1854 133.1 13.9 10.6
2010 1831 133.4 13.7 12.0
2011 1842 130.5 14.1 12.5
2012 1778 128.1 13.8 14.2
2013 1777 114.6 15.5 19.0
2014 1708 114.1 14.9 21.0
2015 1672 115.0 14.5 20.1
2016 1697 115.0 14.7 21.0
2017 1714 113.5 15.1 23.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Central Dauphin Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1127 74.0 15.2 n/a
1989 1125 74.0 15.2 n/a
1990 1095 75.1 14.5 0.0
1991 1045 79.9 13.0 n/a
1992 1083 86.6 12.5 n/a
1993 1074 70.0 15.3 n/a
1994 1476 85.0 17.4 n/a
1995 1528 89.0 17.2 n/a
1996 1528 89.0 17.2 n/a
1997 1595 90.2 17.7 n/a
1998 1634 97.0 16.8 n/a
1999 1715 100.0 17.2 n/a
2000 1762 105.0 16.8 3.7
2001 1757 111.0 15.8 3.5
2002 1786 110.9 16.1 7.2
2003 1786 110.9 16.1 7.2
2004 1826 111.4 16.4 3.6
2005 1993 117.2 17.0 6.5
2006 2008 119.8 16.8 8.9
2007 1920 128.3 15.0 7.8
2008 1900 140.4 13.5 6.2
2009 1854 133.1 13.9 10.6
2010 1831 133.4 13.7 12.0
2011 1842 130.5 14.1 12.5
2012 1778 128.1 13.8 14.2
2013 1777 114.6 15.5 19.0
2014 1708 114.1 14.9 21.0
2015 1672 115.0 14.5 20.1
2016 1697 115.0 14.7 21.0
2017 1714 113.5 15.1 23.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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