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 Hershey Middle School
500 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2222 Fax: (717) 531-2245
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
Originally built in 1966 as a high school, the building was renovated into the middle school in 1998. Today the 157,000-square foot facility houses nearly 900 students in grades 6-8. The building boasts a full size gym, a 1,000+ seat auditorium, a card access system, and internet/television/ phone access in all classrooms.

Our middle level instructional program is delivered through an interdisciplinary team format which stresses subject matter as well as pupil development. This configuration helps students by providing consistency while encouraging them to perceive the wholeness that exists in learning.  In addition, our middle school facilitates student transition from a self-contained elementary school setting to a departmentalized high school setting. The interdisciplinary team organization assists the students in successfully traversing the period of time between the elementary and high school years.


  • Kindergarten Registration Opens Next Month

    Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 1

    Registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2017 and plan to attend kindergarten in DTSD this coming fall will be opening February 1. Kindergarten registration is a two-part process: completion of an online information-gathering pre-registration form by a parent or guardian and later a visit to the Early Childhood Center for parent/guardian and child. Continue checking this site for exact dates and details.

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  • New Contract Agreement

    Board Approves 4-Year Agreement With Education Association

    The Derry Township Board of School Directors approved a four-year agreement with the Hershey Education Association (HEA) at its meeting Monday, December 19. The pact will go into effect at the conclusion of the current three-year contract, which ends June 30, 2017. The new agreement will cover the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021.

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  •  Joe McFarland

    McFarland Retained as Superintendent for an Additional 4 Years

    At its December 19 business meeting, the Derry Township Board of School Directors took action to retain Superintendent Joe McFarland through the 2020-2021 school year. McFarland was first named Superintendent in February, 2014. The new contract approved by the board will commence July 1, 2017 and extend his term as DTSD’s top administrator four more years.

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