Downingtown Area School District

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Downingtown Area School District
DASD.PNG
Location
540 Trestle Place, Downingtown, PA 19335
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto Downingtown Delivers
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Emilie Lonardi
Schools 16
Budget $201,335,000[1]
Students and staff
Students About 12,000
Colors          Blue and gold
Other information
Website www.dasd.org
Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts. Downingtown Area School District is in green in the central part of the county.

The Downingtown Area School District is a school district based in Downingtown, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The district operates ten Elementary Schools, three Middle Schools and three High Schools. As of 2018, the district educates approximately 12,000 students, making it the largest school district in Chester County.

Dr. Emilie Lonardi is the current superintendent of the Downingtown Area School District.


Geography[edit]

The district, located in central Chester County serves all of the following municipalities:

Events of significance[edit]

U.S. News & World Report - Top High Schools in the US[edit]

US News has named all three DASD high schools, DHS East, DHS West and the Downingtown STEM Academy as three of the top high schools in the United States. DHS East and DHS West earned a silver award. Downingtown STEM Academy received a bronze award.[2]

Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools[edit]

DHS East, DHS West and the Downingtown STEM Academy have been named to the Washington Post's list of the most challenging high schools in America.[3]b

International Baccalaureate World School[edit]

The International Baccalaureate Organization has named the Downingtown STEM Academy an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The STEM Academy is the first IB World School in Chester County and will be the first high school in the nation to offer an IB program with STEM pathways.

Budget 2016–2017[edit]

The Downingtown Area School District Annual Budget https://www.dasd.org/cms/lib/PA01916467/Centricity/Domain/31/2016-2017%20Final%20Budget%20-%20PDE-2028.pdf

Schools within the Downingtown Area School District[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Beaver Creek Elementary - Downingtown
  • Bradford Heights Elementary School - West Bradford Twp.
  • Brandywine Wallace Elementary School - East Brandywine Twp.
  • East Ward Elementary School - Downingtown
  • Lionville Elementary School - Uwchlan Twp.
  • Pickering Valley Elementary School - Upper Uwchlan Twp.
  • Shamona Creek Elementary School - Uwchlan Twp.
  • Springton Manor Elementary School - Wallace Twp.
  • Uwchlan Hills Elementary School - Uwchlan Twp.
  • West Bradford Elementary School - West Bradford Twp.

Middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Downingtown High School - Downingtown High School is split into two campuses: Downingtown East (Uwchlan Twp.) and Downingtown West (Downingtown). While still legally considered to be one school, East and West are generally regarded as being separate entities.
  • Downingtown STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) - A magnet high school opened Fall 2011.
  • Downingtown Cyber Academy - A new online educational school for high school students, opening in August 2012.

Famous graduates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget". 
  2. ^ US News, US News. 2017 "America's Top Schools 2017" Check |url= value (help). US News. US News. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Washington Post, Washington Post. "America's Most Challenging High Schools 2017". WashingtonPost. WashingtonPost. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 

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