Downingtown High School
Profile of Downingtown Area
The basics: Serves East Brandywine, East Caln, Uwchlan, Upper Uwchlan, Wallace, West Bradford and West Pikeland Townships and downingtown Borough; serves 9,900 students; $86 million budget for '97-'98; superintendent is J. Daniel Collins.
In the news: District in midst of controversial $160 million building program that includes two new middle schools, extensive renovations and expansions at high schools and renovations at all elementary schools.
Points of pride: A strong environment for learning, where students gain the knowledge and skills they need for success in college, the miliatry, and the workplace; Class of '97 includes five National Merit finalists with nearly $1 million in scholarship awards; Impact club aimed at drug education personally praised by Gov. Ridge.
Academic first aid: Instructional support teams.
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