CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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626 RUTHERFORD RD
HARRISBURG, PA 17109
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Phone: 717-541-1662
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Central Dauphin School District
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 335
  • Number Students: 1340
  • Number Teachers: 125
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6595
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 250
  • Principal: Dr Jesse Rawls
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (26 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-28
    "The issue with CD East lies within the school district. For years this school has been ignored by the district in favor of their sister school, Central Dauphin High School. When the school boundaries were last redrawn, the disparity between the two school became even greater, yet no one on the school board or within the administration has the guts to admit it. While I believe the diversity at East High is one of its' greatest attributes, it is also one of its biggest problems. There is a major lack of parental support of the school in most areas such as sports, curriculum, and alumni. The quality of many of the teachers and administrators is poor either because they lack the support of the district or they simply don't have the skills to perform the job they were hired to do. The district has turned a blind eye to these issues for years and show no signs of correcting them. . Financially, there is such a huge gap between the two schools it's almost impossible to comprehend. CD's alumni association raises thousand of dollars annually while East High's alumni struggles to make ends meet. How the school board continues to ignore these inequities amazes and saddens me."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-27
    "Unfortunately, my son who is a sophmore attends Cd East. He has always had difficulty in certain subjects and for some reason would have hoped that he would have received guidance from teachers and guidance couselors in order to help..you can forget it!! They are no help at all!! I attempt to touch base with his teachers on a regular basis on how he is doing..most of the time no responses. I feel bad for the kids who need the help and want to learn, but cannot and will not receive it. I have sooo much to say and so much has happened at this school but unfortunately cannot mention it on here. Just a nightmare of a high school :-("
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-18
    "As a graduate of East High I would like to say my high school education taught me a lot about the real world. I was exposed to a diverse environment and I am a much better person for it. I was very involved in arts, athletics, and student government. The teaching staff there is very understanding and well rounded. I am now enrolled at Penn State University Park, and my experiences at East prepared me very well for college life. East High school has it downfalls, but so does every other high school in the country. High school is what you make it, and if you chose to be successful as Central Dauphin East High I can promise you will be extremely successful in the real world."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-16
    "My step son moved into our home last year & we had to sign him up at East for his Senior year. My son went to a high school in Virginia for 3 yrs & notice this school was smaller & more crowded. When he started he was surprised to see so many students hanging in the halls even after the bell rang. Once in class he notice most never listen to the teacher & the teacher never took attendence. My son who had issues in his last school took advantage of this & started to skip class. His mother called & never got a call back so she emailed & only got one response but nothing became of it so he continue to skip. When confronted about this he said nobody cares & he saw herion being passed in the hall so he wanted to part of that so again his mom emailed about this & again got no where. After about 3 months he called his mom & told him he was back in Virginia & not going back to that school. We hear about these issues all the time but after so many years you would think the school district would address these issues but have not. How many children are going to miss out on a good education because of these issues? School choice may be the only solution even if the district does not like it."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-07
    "I had the opportunity to be at Central Dauphin East High School and at Central Dauphin High School. The Difference between the two high schools is heart wrenching. At East High teachers have to spend most of their time and energy on discipline rather than at teaching. Any teacher who can teach at East High for more than a few years should be given a medal for putting up with constant disrespect and lazy students - yet they are required to put up with it year after year. I found out that before the economy went sour, so to speak, East High had the highest turnover rate in the district. At Central Dauphin the kids are usually ready and willing to work and do what is expected - it's much easier to teach students like that. At East High, however, it's a whole different story. The majority of students don't do any work outside of class and many don t know what it means to go home and do homework or study. Something needs to be done about the inequity at the high schools. Maybe the district should look into having one 9th/10th grade building and one 11th/12th grade building."
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