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Welcome to DTSD

Derry Township School District is an award-winning public school system located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Our community enjoys a legacy that began with founder, Milton S. Hershey. Our District is committed to excellence in education, offering a challenging curriculum that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

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With Trojan Pride

We serve approximately 3,200 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade residing in Derry Township, Dauphin County. We are proud to offer full day kindergarten.

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Our Academics

Students know that when they are present in our buildings, they will have experiences that prepare them not just for the next assignment or test, but for the road of learning that will lead them to a full and satisfying life and career.

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Extracurriculars and Athletics

Students have multiple opportunities to engage in rigorous learning across subject areas as well as participate in extra-curricular activities. By the time they enter high school, every student has the opportunity to be connected to at least one school activity be it athletics, clubs or music ensembles.

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About our extracurricular & arts programs

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to engage all students every day to help them achieve their greatest potential as global citizens and to cultivate an extraordinary learning environment in which all students and staff feel loved, welcomed and respected as they exceed academic expectations. 

Our District

We pride ourselves on our dedicated teachers, supportive staff, and involved parents and community members who work together to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students. Our district is home to five schools: Hershey Early Childhood Center, Hershey Primary Elementary School, Hershey Intermediate Elementary School, Hershey Middle School, and Hershey High School all of which provide students with a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment.

From Our Community

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the February Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Josie Berra and Cole Goodman! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Josie and Cole during the February 26th board meeting.  The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

Marking Period 2 Honor Roll HHS & HMS

Derry Township School District is proud to announce the distinguished and regular honor roll for the second marking period of the 2023-24 school year for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School. Congratulations!

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the January Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Priyanka Nambiar and Eamon Callahan! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Priyanka and Eamon during the January 22nd board meeting.  The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

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51 DTSD musicians were part of close to 900 students auditioning for placement in the PMEA District 7 Band and PMEA District 7 Orchestra. District 7 is a strong district comprised of 7 counties in Central PA. We are thrilled to congratulate an incredible 30 students from DTSD who successfully qualified for these elite ensembles! Join us in congratulating our musicians.
 

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the November Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Lucy and Jaden during the November 20th board meeting. The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

HHS Students of the Month - October 2023

Congratulations to the October Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Catherine Martin and Jason Jiang! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Catherine and Jason during the October 23rd board meeting. The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

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