We welcome you to Derry Area School District located in eastern Westmoreland County, 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, between U.S. Route 22 and U.S. Route 30, in the heart of the beautiful Laurel Highlands. 

The school district is approximately 109 square miles in area and is composed of three municipalities, Derry Township, Derry Borough and the Borough of New Alexandria. 

Proud of our heritage and rich in tradition, our goal is to provide students with the educational background necessary to reach their greatest potential. Our superior staff, with dedication to work for the total development of the students, is our greatest asset. 

Efforts to achieve our goal have been enriched through the excellent cooperation and support of the community and the parents of our students. 

Your participation in the future of our district is most appreciated!


  • Quick Look Ahead - Dates to Remember
    (for details regarding events listed below, please select CALENDAR under Site Shortcuts to the left )
    Aug.  6  One Room School open to public 
    Aug.  7  Regular Board of Ed. mtg. @ GV
    Aug.  8 Amphitheater Outdoor Concert:  Glass City Swing Band
    Aug. 13  Principal's Meeting 
    Aug. 13  One Room School open to public 
    Aug. 14  New Teacher Orientation 
    Aug. 18-20  Teacher In-Service 
    Aug. 20  One Room School open to public 
    Aug. 22  Amphitheater Outdoor Concert:  Fellowship Quartet/ BondServant 
    Aug. 26  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2014/15 
    Aug. 28  PAL Orientation 

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  • KtO Literacy Innovation Award
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  • Derry Area Hosts PA Association of Agriculture Educators & the PA Young Farmers Association Summer Institute Derry Hosts PAAE

    Roy Campbell, Ag-Hort Teacher at Derry Area, coordinated and hosted the 2014 Pennsylvania Association of Agriculture Educators and the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association Summer Institute.  It was held July 7 – 10 at the Grandview Elementary School.  Various workshops including Bow Hunting, Safe Tractor Driving, Farm Business Management, Livestock Judging, Forestry, Wildlife, Butterfly Curriculum for the Classroom, Beef Management, Chain Saw Operation, Water Analysis, Tree and Shrub Identification, Grasslands Evaluation, Ag Mechanics and National FFA Award Applications were held for the attendees.    A Farm Tour, Horticulture Tour, Energy Tour, Laurel Highlands Tour and Food Product and Processing Tour were also held.  Eighty-five Agriculture Teachers and Young Farmers from across the state of Pennsylvania attended the event.

    Pictured are Jerry Hughes – Agriculture Teacher at Penns Manor High School in Indiana County , Regional Vice President and Derry Area Board of Education Member; Carole Fay – President of PAAE and Agriculture Teacher at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Lancaster County; Roy Campbell – Derry Area Agriculture-Horticulture Teacher; Mike Brammer – Executive Secretary of PAAE, Harrisburg.

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  • TTT Program - FREE in home literacy program! TEACHING TINY TROJANS
    TTT is a FREE in home literacy program provided by the Derry Area School district that will help prepare your child for Kindergarten.  Give your child the benefit of a strong educational foundation.  For more information about TEACHING TINY TROJANS, please contact Barbie Jones at 724-694-1377.
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    2014 Summer Concert Series
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    REUNION INFO. can be found under Foundation channel on our homepage.  Click on Alumni and then select the class you are looking for.  As a courtesy, Reunion Information is posted and/or  updated as often as reunion committees and/or your class officers provide it to DASD.

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    2014-2015 Preschool & PreKindergarten Enrollment Open Now
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    BTELC Enrollment Info.
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  • GOLD PASSESGold Pass  Free Gold Card Pass to Derry Area taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older or who are retired and 62 years of age.  Gold Card holders receive free admission to school-sponsored activities such as home athletic events and plays.  (Please note:  play-off games, tournaments, and musicals are NOT included.)  Gold Card passes are good year after year.

    Gold Card Passes are available from the Superintendent's Office on the second floor of the Administration Building.  Further information can be obtained by calling the school district at 724-694-1400.

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  • K.I.N.D. Resource Directory K.I.N.D. logo april 2012
    Information & referral services for students & families of Derry Area. If you need assistance with such topics as alcohol abuse treatment, bill paying, computer education, energy assistance and many other topics, click the link below to open the directory to find information on who to contact.
    This directory brought to you by K.I.N.D., Kids In Need In Derry, and compiled as a senior project by John Lukon.
    K.I.N.D. Questions? Contact: Mr. David McCleary, Co-Coordinator, 724-694-2780, dmcclear@wiu.k12.pa.us
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  • Welcome to Derry Area School District's Teacher Evaluation Portal!

    PA-ETEP is Pennsylvania’s electronic teacher evaluation portal for educators.  PA-ETEP is designed to facilitate the PA Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation process.   This web-based tool guides and supports all steps of the Pennsylvania Teacher Effectiveness model from Pre-Observation to Final Walk-through. 

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  • Staff:    please sign-in on the website in order to view Professional Staff Information.
    Guests: please consider registering on our website.
    Click on the "Register" button at the top right of the page.
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  • How to obtain:
    Click the above link, then select Pennsylvania Dept. of Education (PDE).
    Under Registration, select "Register Online"
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  • ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES (AUP): All students and staff must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file to use the Internet, and for staff to obtain an email account.
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