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Welcome to the official Downingtown Area School District website! 

Please bookmark this site so you can be a frequent visitor to check out the latest news and events happening in DASD!

Free breakfast for K-8 students begins October 1

Beginning Oct. 1, breakfast will be free for K-8 students following an announcement from Gov. Wolf that the state would be funding the meal for schools participating in the School Breakfast Program for the remainder of the school year.

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2022-23 First Day of School Video Recap

Downingtown Area School District students returned for the first day of the 2022-23 school year on Monday, August 29.

Opening Day Video: A Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Robert O'Donnell
Sara Shepard Headshot

In honor of National Bullying Month in October, New York Times bestselling author and Downingtown High School alumnus Sara Shepard (’95) will return to her hometown for a candid conversation on the dangers of bullying. Accompanying her for the program is fellow DHS alumnus and actress Zakiya Young ('97).

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Letter Day

District Events

DASD Fast Facts

Downingtown Area School District is a twenty-first century district with the idealistic warmth and charm of a small town. As a close-knit yet diverse community, the seventh largest in PA, DASD students are challenged, engaged and inspired through a multitude of academic opportunities, passionate educators and innovative teaching methods. DASD values collaborative learning and critical thinking while remaining focused on student wellness and serving the whole child. Boasting some of the top schools in the state and nation, we are proud of our tradition of excellence.

Number of Students

Downingtown Area School District has a student enrollment of approximately 13,250.

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Number of Employees

DASD currently employs approximately 1,895 staff.

New Staff at BH

District Geography

82 square miles comprised of 8 municipalities in the heart of Chester County, PA.

Shamona Creek Sharks

Number of Languages

43 different languages are spoken by DASD students.

Three Kids

Athletic Participation

3,000+ students participate in high school athletic programs, that's 70% of the student body.

DEHS Students

Square Footage

1.8 million square feet under management in DASD's 17 locations.

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