Downingtown Area School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Chester

District Profile

540 Trestle Pl

Downingtown, PA 19335-3459

Phone 610-269-8460

Fax 610-269-2656

Includes the municipalities of Downingtown Borough, East Brandywine Township, East Caln Township, Upper Uwchlan Township, Uwchlan Township, Wallace Township, West Bradford Township, West Pikeland Township.

Square Miles

80.02

Students Enrolled

12,938

Total Number of Schools:

16
  • Beaver Creek El Sch (K-5)
  • Bradford Hgts El Sch (K-5)
  • Brandywine-Wallace El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Downingtown HS East Campus (9-12)
  • Downingtown HS West Campus (9-12)
  • Downingtown MS (7-8)
  • Downingtown STEM Academy (9-12)
  • East Ward El Sch (K-5)
  • Lionville El Sch (K-5)
  • Lionville MS (7-8)
  • Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center (6)
  • Pickering Valley El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Shamona Creek El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Springton Manor El Sch (K,1-5)
  • Uwchlan Hills El Sch (K,1-5)
  • West Bradford El Sch (K,1-5)

School district: light blue; Administrative office: medium blue circle; County(ies) served: green dashes.

Total Students

12,938

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.05%
Asian
14.35%
Black
3.00%
Latino
4.78%
Pacific Islander
0.08%
2 or More Races
2.56%
White
75.19%

Gender

Male
50.93%
Female
49.07%

Other Statistics

Special Education
15.90%
English Learner
1.37%

Financials

Median Household Income

$115,313.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $172,477,298.30 76.38%
State Revenues $50,286,113.31 22.26%
Federal $3,002,677.11 1.32%
Other $44,245.11 0.01%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$141,966,050.97
Property Values Within District
$378,400.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

96.28%

Rigorous Courses

70
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

88.37%
College/University
1.81%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 87.18% 80.20% N/A
Grade 4 89.47% 76.33% 95.83%
Grade 5 85.43% 77.42% N/A
Grade 6 85.04% 60.83% N/A
Grade 7 77.74% 54.12% N/A
Grade 8 78.41% 46.01% 77.94%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 89.35% 90.20% 92.60%

Staff

875

Teachers

39

Administrators

450

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

15:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Robert O'Donnell

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
LeeAnn Wisdom
Board President
5 2021-2025
Caryn Ghrayeb
Board Vice President
3 2019-2023
Jane Bertone
15 2019-2023
Audrey Blust
3 2019-2023
Madhu Gurthy
1 2021-2025
Joyce Houghton
3 2019-2023
Margaret Miller
1 2021-2025
Mindy Ross
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Lisa Strobridge
< 1 year 2022-2023

* In accordance with Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019, school board directors are required to complete approved training starting in the 2018-2019 school year. School board directors who began their term in 2017 are permitted to take this training, but it is not required. School board directors who began their term after July 1, 2018 are required to complete an initial 5 hours of new school director training and at the beginning of each subsequent election, 3 hours of advanced school director training. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and ongoing.