• School District Organization and Facilities (Updated 1/2/07)

    The school district lies within the County of Dauphin in south central Pennsylvania, approximately 100 miles west of Philadelphia, 200 miles east of Pittsburgh and adjacent to the City of Harrisburg, the county seat and capital of the Commonwealth. The school district is the 13th largest school district in the Commonwealth based upon Weighted Average Daily Membership. The school district is the largest of the 10 school districts located in the county and contains 23% of the land area, 33% of the population and 38% of the assessed valuation in Dauphin County. Central Dauphin School District encompasses an area of 118.2 square miles and is comprised of three boroughs and four townships: the Boroughs of Dauphin, Paxtang and Penbrook, and the Townships of Lower Paxton, Middle Paxton, Swatara and West Hanover. The school district is located in the fifth largest metropolitan area in the Commonwealth. The 83,000 residents of the Central Dauphin School District are a very valuable resource who contribute to the district commitment to meet the mission, beliefs, goals and academic standards. These residents serve on a variety of committees.

    Central Dauphin School District Curriculum Committee

    Central Dauphin School Strategic Planning Committee

    Professional Development Committee

    Parent Advisory Committee

    Parent Teacher Association Committee

    Parent Teacher/Student Organization Committee

    The school district is governed by a board of nine school directors who are citizens of the school district and who are elected for four-year terms on a staggered basis. The daily operations and management of the school district are performed by a central administrative staff which is led by the school district superintendent who is appointed by the Board of School Directors. The superintendent is supported by a board secretary, business manager, assistant superintendent of elementary education, assistant superintendent of secondary education and director of pupil personnel services. The supervisors are further supported by coordinators and supervisors in specialty fields; such as buildings and grounds, food services, purchasing, payroll, tax collection, child accounting, graphics and technology.

    Township/Borough
    Number
    Dauphin Borough 
    746
    Paxtang Borough
    1,581
    Penbrook Borough
    2,929
    Lower Paxton Township
    42,895
    Middle Paxton Township
    4,768
    Swatara Township
    19,794
    West Hanover Township
    6,440

    All the district resources are provided to enable the 12,019 students in Central Dauphin School District to meet or exceed the district mission, beliefs, goals and academic standards. The following is the number of students per building (as of February 2006).

    The physical facilities of the Central Dauphin School District include the following resources:

    School Building

    Students

    Built

    Remodeled

    Chambers Hill Elementary (K-5)

    154

    1959

    1998

    LawntonElementary (K-5)

    257

    1928

    1990

    LinglestownElementary (K-5)

    352

    1954

    1995

    Middle Paxton Elementary (K-5)

    302

    1990

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    Mountain View Elementary (K-5)

    353

    1963

    1994

    North Side Elementary (K-5)

    522

    1958

    1995

    PaxtangElementary (K-5)

    233

    1973

    2001

    PaxtoniaElementary (K-5)

    640

    1956

    1995

    E.H. Phillips Elementary (K-5)

    327

    1954

    1998

    Rutherford Elementary (K-5)

    301

    1999

    1999

    South Side Elementary (K-5)

    538

    1958

    1995

    Tri-Community Elementary (K-5)

    398

    1971

    2001

    West Hanover Elementary (K-5)

    343

    1951

    1963

           

    Central Dauphin Middle (6-8)

    808

    1954

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    Central Dauphin East Middle (6-8)

    759

    1963

    2001

    LinglestownMiddle (6-8)

    697

    1974

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    SwataraMiddle (6-8)

    551

    1927

    1993

           

    Central Dauphin High (9-12)

    1968

    2004

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    Central Dauphin East High (9-12)

    1568

    1961

    2004

           

    S.A.I.L. Program (9-12)

    16

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    S.A.G.E. Program (9-12)

    8

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    C.A.I.U. Program (K-12)

    15

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    Schaffner Youth Detention Center (7-12)

    5

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    Dauphin County Prison

    10

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    Dauphin County Vo-Tech (9-12)

    492

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    Early Entry to College (12)

    19

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    Home Schoolers (1-12)

    146

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