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Posted December 16, 2013

This school is by far the worse school in the history of schools. Teachers lack communication skills with parents, students lack respect for teachers and other students. This use to be one of the best school district's in Delaware County not anymore. I can't remember the last time they met the AYP. Test scores overall are poor, kids reading on lower levels than they should. Parents are disgusted because we are left with limited choices to send our children to a better school. They still have some good teacher but it's only so much they can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

A message from GreatSchools:. We are sorry to learn from news reports this week that Bailey O Neill, a 6th grader from the Darby Township School has died, two months after a fight at the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Darby Township school community. Out of respect for the family and school at large, we are temporarily suspending the publication of new comments submitted by the public about this school. You may still submit 'reviews' but please be advised that they will be held and subject to review by our moderators for consideration at a later date. All reviews must adhere to our guidelines. Again, all of us here at GreatSchools, send our sincere condolences and sympathy to those affected by this tragedy.


Posted October 24, 2012

Teachers are wonderful & very helping. The district is very on top of things as far as kids not living in the district but going to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Teachers try, but SAFETY is a HUGE issue. I think that they are teaching our children to 'TAKE TESTS' instead of teaching them what they need for life. I wish there was a charter school in our area that I could send my child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

Transferred my kids from Springfield and my he kids love DTS! The staff is excellent and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

DTS is a very poorly run school. The district and the school board should be ashamed of themselves for what they have done to the district. My children used to love going to school and were eager to learn, but now they hate the school and want to move and go to another school. The teachers do the best they can, but so many of the kids that go there are out of control and have no respect for anyone, least of all authority. The school is in desperate need of help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

This is new to me since my grand-daughter is attending DTS for the first time this year. So far I am very unhappy with the staff and the food served in the lunch room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

District limits what can be done for the children there. Lots of lack of control especailly with the busing. There are many staff memebrs who really care and some that are so over burdened it takes from their teaching. The district needs to get more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This school was a great neighborhood school until the school board decided to change everything! Now its over crowed and most of the children are bused in. Its really sad to watch a great school fall apart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

DTE is a great school, my kids have raised there grades since attending DTE. They also have more confidance in thereselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I think it is a great school. I have never had a problem. It will be very sad if the School Board takes that away from this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2003

Excellent school. Teachers are very dedicated and knowledgable, principal is keeping order throughout, and test scores are greatly improving. Learning is individualized -students receive a lot of attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2003

At first I was leery about sending my children to this school district because of all the bad things I heard about it. Much to my supprise, it turned out to be a great school.My children just completed there first year at DTE after going to catholic school for a few years. They both seem to really like it a lot better than catholic school. My one child has ADHD and the teachers were very willing to work with him. The principle Mrs. Watson would inquire about my children's progress every time she would see me. My other child on the other hand really excelled in school and she was given extra work that would present a challenge for her so she did not get bored. Over all, the teachers are very willing to work with the kids and keep there best interest in mind. Looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
31%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female77%
Male47%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female36%
Male65%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female33%
Male42%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female35%
Male21%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female56%
Male40%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female71%
Male50%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male38%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students6%
Female9%
Male4%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 15%
White 42% 71%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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