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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!

DASD Unity Day

On March 22, DASD held its first Unity Day, an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the strength that arises from embracing differences. Students and staff members wore blue and gold.

Read More about DASD Unity Day
Jingle Bell Rock
2023-24 First Day Recap

K-12 students returned for the first day of the 2023-24 school year on August 28.

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

This year's Opening Day video premiered during the August 21 kickoff event for teachers and staff.

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.

Number of Employees

DASD currently employs approximately 1,895 staff.

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District Geography

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

Number of Languages

43 different languages are spoken by DASD students.

Athletic Participation

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

Square Footage

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