• Welcome! Central Dauphin East Junior High School opened during the 1962-63 school year. At that time, the school colors were red and blue and we were the home of the Patriots. In 2006, East Junior became East Middle School and housed students in grades 6 through 8. The mascot changed to the Panther and our school colors changed to black and white. East Middle underwent a major renovation in 2008 when many updates and upgrades were made to the building, including air conditioning. 
    Interestingly, East Middle has only had five principals in the nearly 60 years since its opening: Mr. William Morris, Mr. Wharton Bittle, Dr. Robert Holbrook, Mrs. Christine Miller, and Mr. Adam Andrechik. East Middle welcomes students from our three feeder elementary schools: South Side, E.H. Phillips, and Rutherford. East Middle is a diverse school serving approximately 830 6th-8th grade students from our local communities. Students from East Middle attend Central Dauphin East High School after their 8th grade year. 
    At East Middle, we embrace our differences and celebrate our greatest strengths--the diversity and resiliency of our students, families, and staff. We show our Panther Pride through Exellence in Academics, Modeling Positive Behaviors, and Showing Respect to All (EMS). We have nearly 100 caring faculty and staff members who are dedicated to providing our students with the best educational opportunities and preparing them for successful futures. 
    East Middle is located at 628 Rutherford Roard in Harrisburg, PA, adjacent to Central Dauphin East High School and down the street from the CDSD Administration Building. 
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Last Modified on May 27, 2020