Central Dauphin High School

437 Piketown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112 | (717) 703-5360
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,831
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  • Mailing Address: 437 Piketown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • Principal or Admin: Carol Johnson
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,831
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 133.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 940 (51.3%)
  • Females: 853 (46.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 75 (4.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 140 (7.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 215 (11.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Central Dauphin High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.1%
Black19610.7%
Asian693.8%
Hispanic553.0%
White1,47180.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Central Dauphin High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade48426.4%
10th Grade45925.1%
11th Grade47225.8%
12th Grade41622.7%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
12.5%
District:
29.6%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
93.0%
District:
91.5%
Dropout Rate
School:
1.1%
District:
1.2%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
87.8%
District:
82.0%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
85.8%
District:
80.2%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Central Dauphin High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 23.1
Math Average Score: 25.1
Science Average Score: 23.9
Reading Average Score: 23.1
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 513.8
Math Average Score: 541.8
Writing Average Score: 500.5

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.7%63.9%59.6%
200970.4%57.7%55.6%
200867.4%53.4%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201079.0%63.8%67.2%
200974.2%62.2%65.2%
200879.9%68.3%64.7%
 
Science Test
201055.4%38.9%39.8%
200950.8%39.5%39.7%
200848.7%36.6%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201082.4%70.2%80.7%
2009---
200891.8%85.6%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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