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174 High School Rd

Damascus, PA 18415

(570) 224-4114

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 325

Students Per Teacher: 7

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8 Parent Reviews for Damascus Area School

I love this school because the kids really get the attention to learning that they need. The student to teacher ratio is small so the classroom environment is wonderful! Their motto is "Be Ready, Respectful and Responsible" and they do a great job instilling that in the students!

Posted by a parent on 10/14/10

This school is a model for all schools. It is standard based. Curriculum is creative but rigorous. Staff and faculty are all given the feeling of family. Services are abundant to meet the needs of students of all abilities. A nurse is on duty full time and a student assistance program is in place ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/14/10

I just love this school. The class sizes are wonderful, and the staff are amazing. They really care about their students and community

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

We moved here from Florida, where the schools are subpar, and terribly overcrowded. Imagine my surprise when my daughter had just 17 kids in her class. (She had 36 in FL Kindergarten!!) The school stresses 3 'R's'-- 'Ready, Respectful, and Responsible'. The teachers are wonderful and caring. Everyone ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/30/07

Damascus is the best school ever. And I'm not just saying that, it literally is the best school I have ever gone to. I started at Damascus School when I was five and in kindergarten, and I went all the way through to eight grade. It was such a blast. The teachers are really nice and understand you well. ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 03/19/07

i am so happy to send my children here.there getting a great kids love it.there into music and sports program.they have everything.

Posted by a parent on 01/29/07

This school is the is very small but 'homey'. Their class sizes are smaller allowing more one on one time with the teacher for the students. They have sports teams some which are just Damascus school teams and others which are combined with Wayne Highlands middle school teams which is another ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/21/06

I think Damascus School is the best school you can send your children to. In my nine years of being in this school it has truly felt like home to me. There is not a single teacher or member of the staff that I would say bad things about. I have woken up every day happy to get on the bus and see Jim Rutledge's ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 08/06/05

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Test scores for Damascus Area School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Damascus Area School
Wayne Highlands School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Damascus schools — Damascus Area School is located at 174 High School Rd, Damascus PA 18415. 174 High School Rd is in the 18415 ZIP code in Damascus, PA The school district for Damascus Area School is the Wayne Highlands School District. Damascus Area School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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