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Central Dauphin Senior High School

10 reviews
437 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 703-5360

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Central Dauphin Senior High School
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I had many highs and lows throughout my years here. All in all, it was a pretty average experience. The school has changed in size, staff, demographics, test scores, and policies over the years, but it’s still a middle of the road institution. The bad teachers don’t represent the good, and vice versa. It’s just important to find those you click with. If I raise kids in the area I’ll consider other schools, but this place is ideal for most kids and their families able to find their niche. There’s something for everyone here.
Posted by a community member on 11/2/2018
I am a former student and the teachers are caring, there is diversity in student backgrounds (limited at first, but growing), as well as in thought. I am now a Registered Nurse with my BSN and I am looking into my masters program. My family has been attending this district for two generations now and the schools have served us well. All of my friends have gone on to becoming successful and educated adults with compassion for others and social consciousness.
Posted by a community member on 1/30/2017
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
Posted by a community member on 1/26/2016
I have two children in the high school and they are thriving there. I am very impressed with the amount of honors and AP courses they offer, the sports teams are very competitive and it's a very ethnically diverse school. I'm not sure if the parents who said it wasn't have ever stepped foot in the school. The school is not going to coddle your child, but the opportunities to excel are there if your child wants to succeed.
Posted by a parent on 9/21/2015
This is the worse school as far as communication with the teachers and staff!! Still waiting on guidance counselor to contact me regarding a meeting about my child, and that was promised last week. If your son/daughter is not a sports legend or the future Einstein...forget it you aren't getting any support there.
Posted by a parent on 12/5/2014

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Harrisburg schools - Central Dauphin Senior High School is located at 437 Piketown Road, Harrisburg PA 17112. Central Dauphin Senior High School is in the Central Dauphin School District. Central Dauphin Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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