Derry Area High School

988 North Chestnut St Ext, Derry, PA 15627 | (724) 694-2780
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 830
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Kathy Perry
School District Details
  • Derry Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,645
  • Graduation Rate: 89.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.2
  • Enrolled Students: 2,334

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 830
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 52.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 437 (52.7%)
  • Females: 389 (46.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 87 (10.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 217 (26.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 304 (36.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Derry Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black91.1%
Asian10.1%
Hispanic20.2%
White81498.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Derry Area High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade19823.9%
10th Grade19022.9%
11th Grade21225.5%
12th Grade23027.7%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
34.6%
District:
42.7%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
93.8%
District:
93.0%
Dropout Rate
School:
0.8%
District:
0.6%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
79.9%
District:
79.9%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
68.6%
District:
68.6%
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 Derry Area High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 19.4
Math Average Score: 20.9
Science Average Score: 21.2
Reading Average Score: 20.9
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 468.6
Math Average Score: 484.2
Writing Average Score: 442.4

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201051.3%51.3%59.6%
200959.1%59.1%55.6%
200857.1%57.1%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201065.1%65.1%67.2%
200969.3%69.3%65.2%
200868.7%68.7%64.7%
 
Science Test
201033.2%33.2%39.8%
200937.3%37.3%39.7%
200837.5%37.5%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201090.0%90.0%80.7%
2009---
200897.3%97.3%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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