Central Dauphin School District, Pennsylvania
|Central Dauphin School District|
|Dauphin County, PA|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Carol Johnson|
|Number of schools:||19|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Ford S. Thompson|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Central Dauphin
- 7 Academic Performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the district
The county is consistent with the state averages in education and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (88.7%) is slightly higher than the state of Pennsylvania (87.9%) and the percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is consistent in Dauphin County (27.0%) compared to the state overall (26.7%). The median household income in Daupin County is $53,771 compared to Pennsylvania's statewide median of $51,651.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
The current superintendent of Central Dauphin School District is Dr. Carol Johnson. Johnson was named superintendent in 2012. Johnson majored in math at Shippensburg University before going to work, first as a secretary for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, then as a bookkeeper at the Arkansas Bankers Association. After being a stay at home mom for a few years, Johnson returned to work as assistant principal at Central Dauphin High School for five years. She then went on to become principal at Linglestown Middle School for four years and Central Dauphin High School for three years.
Central Dauphin schools are overseen by a nine-member board elected to four-year terms. The current members are:
|Central Dauphin School District|
|Jay Wenger||Region 1||2015|
|Brian Faleshock||Region 1||2017|
|Erin Grady||Region 1||2017|
|Eric Epstein||Region 2||2017|
|Kristine Leber||Region 2||2015|
|Janis M. Macut||Region 2||2015|
|Ford S. Thompson||Region 3||2015|
|Chris Judd||Region 3||2017|
|Stephen Smith||Region 3||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Central Dauphin School District are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Five seats are up for election in November 2015 and four are up for election in November 2017.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
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Central Dauphin School District does not publicly release the salary schedule of its teachers.
Schools in Central Dauphin
Central Dauphin School District serves 10,740 students in 19 schools. The district has experienced fluctuating in enrollment in recent years.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Central Dauphin School District operates 19 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Central Dauphin School District|
|Central Dauphin East High School|
|Central Dauphin East Middle School|
|Central Dauphin High School|
|Central Dauphin Middle School|
|Chambers Hill Elementary School|
|E.H. Phillips Elementary School|
|Lawnton Elementary School|
|Linglestown Elementary School|
|Linglestown Middle School|
|Middle Paxton Elementary School|
|Mountain View Elementary School|
|Northside Elementary School|
|Paxtang Elementary School|
|Paxtonia Elementary School|
|Rutherford Elementary School|
|Southside Elementary School|
|Swatara Middle School|
|Tri-Community Elementary School|
|West Hanover Elementary School|
Adequate Yearly Progress
Academic performance for the district is available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports are measurements defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests. AYP in Pennsylvania measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class) or graduation rate (for schools with a high school graduating class), academic performance and test participation. In order to be proficient in attendance, schools much achieve a 90% attendance rate or meet a target set in the previous year. The graduation rate measure has a goal of 85%, or a 10% reduction of the difference between the previous year's graduation rate and 85%. For academic performance, the state goals for the 2011-2012 school year were 78% of students scoring at proficient or higher in mathematics and 81% of students scoring at proficient or higher in reading. For test preparation, at least 95% of all students in each subgroup must take the test.
|District AYP scores|
Central Dauphin School District has faced some financial issues in recent years, making the budget and financial responsibility of the district a priority in the 2013 election cycle. The financial problems include paying higher pension costs in the coming years, similar to other districts statewide. For the 2012-13 school year, the district cut some programs, furloughed staff and raised property taxes by 3.3 percent. Multiple teachers, however, were recalled after the district had an influx of more than 200 students last summer.
Central Dauphin School District has had issues with buses in the district for the past few years. There has been tension between the district and its bus drivers regarding the board's decision to outsource transportation to an Illinois bus company in 2009. In 2012, parents raised issues with overcrowding on the buses. District representatives claimed the problem was addressed following the first week of the 2012 school year, but Eric Epstein, who represents the drivers union, said that problems persisted after that first week.
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated on April 6, 2009.
- The names and contact information for all school board members are available.
- Information on public records is provided.
- Information on taxes is provided.
- Information on contracts is provided.
- Information on required background checks is provided.
- The names and contact information for all administrative officials is provided.
- The current budget is not published.
- There is no information provided on audits, academic performance, and lobbying.
- Central Dauphin School District elections (2013)
- Pennsylvania school districts
- List of school districts in Pennsylvania
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Pennsylvania
- Central Dauphin School District website (dead link)
- Dauphin County
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- "2010 Census: Quick Facts," "Bucks County," accessed August 20, 2013" (dead link)
- The New York TImes, "Election Results," accessed August 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
- "The Patriot News," "Incoming Central Dauphin School District Superintendent Carol Johnson prepares to take office July 13," accessed August 21, 2013
- "Central Dauphin School Distirct," "Board of School Directors," accessed August 21, 2013
- Central Dauphin School District, "2014-2015 PDE-2028 Final General Fund Budget," accessed December 12, 2014
- Central Dauphin School District, "2013-2014 PDE-2028 Final General Fund Budget," accessed December 12, 2014
- Central Dauphin School District, "2012-2013 PDE-2028 Final General Fund Budget," accessed December 12, 2014
- "Pennsylvania Department of Education," "Public School Enrollment Reports," accessed August 21, 2013
- "Central Dauphin School District," "Select a School," accessed August 21, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "About AYP in Pennsylvania," accessed August 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of Education, "Central Dauphin SD AYP Report Card," accessed August 21, 2013
- "The Patriot News," "Central Dauphin School Board hopefuls present priorities for spending, cutting costs: Primary focus," Access August 21, 2013
- "The Patriot News," "Central Dauphin School District, bus drivers spar about overcrowding," accessed August 2013
- "abc27.com," "Parents say Central Dauphin school buses are overcrowded," accessed August 21, 2013
- School Board
- Agendas and Minutes (dead link)
- Public records
- Taxes (dead link)
- Purchasing Department
- Background checks