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!


  • Friday, January 30, 2015:  Derry Area School District is operating on a 2-HOUR SCHOOL DELAY.

    2 hr school delay

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  • Quick Look Ahead - Dates to Remember          
    (for details regarding events listed below, please select CALENDAR under Site Shortcuts to the LEFT ⇐  ⇐   
    Jan. 30  DAMS 7 Springs Ski Trip 
    Jan. 30  Relay for Life Staff Denim Day 
    Feb. 02  Musical Tickets on Sale to Public 
    Feb. 03  District Wide Assessment Mtg. re: KtO year 4 Prep 
    Feb. 05  Regular Board of Ed. Meeting 
    Feb. 09  Principal's Meeting 
    Feb. 10  Story Time for 3 & 4 year olds 
    Feb. 14  Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Drumline Competition 
    Feb. 16  Year 2 Inductee Workshop:  Assessment  
    Feb. 19  Kindergarten Pre-Registration Informational Parent Mtg. (Optional) 

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  • Beauty & the Beast
    SAVE THE DATE...Derry Area's Annual Musical: 
    • Friday, March 6 at 7:30 PM;                                                             
    • Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 PM and                                                 
    • Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 PM.                                                           
    Students from Grandview Elementary School, Derry Area Middle School and Derry Area High School will perform in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  
    TICKETS:   go on sale to the public on Monday, February 2, 2015. Cost:  $8.00 ea.  All Reserved Seating.   The Box Office is located off the back parking lot to the Middle School and will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Fridays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.   It will not be open Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

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  •  Derry Area  High School Hosting Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Drumline Competition
    snare drummer The Derry Area Indoor Competition Drumline will be hosting a T.I.A. (Tournament Indoor Association) competition on February 14th.  The doors open at 8am and it begins at 10am. The competition features drumlines, color guards, majorettes, and dance teams.  As of right now, at least 21 groups have signed up, including a couple of groups from Penn State Univ.  Location:  HS Gym.  Admission: ​$8 at the door.  $4 student discount.  Children 5 and under - free.  Come out and witness some talented performers.

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    2nd Annual DAHS Future Fair  
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    February Story Time for 3-4 yr. olds
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  • Derry Area School District 2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration Informational Meeting:

    at Grandview Elementary School
    to be held Thursday, February 19, 2015
    from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    in the Grandview Library. 
    This is an optional parent meeting.

    Kindergarten Registration:

    at Grandview Elementary School (required for enrollment)
    will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM or
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 8:15 AM to 11:00 AM. 
    Both events will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.

    Please call Mrs. Ciocco at 724-694-2400 to add your child’s name to the mailing list.

     Kindergarten Screenings:

    will be held Monday, April 27, 2015
    from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM
    in the Multi-Purpose Room or
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    from 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM
    in the Multi-Purpose Room.

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    The Derry Area Music Department is in need of instruments and you can help!  If you have an old instrument in your attic collecting dust, we would very much appreciate if you considered donating it to our program so we can provide instruments for all students interested in band who can't afford to buy or rent their own.  Any donation will receive documentation from the district for tax purposes.  If you have an instrument that you would be willing to donate, please contact Mr. Matthew Roble, band teacher at maroble@derryasd.k12.pa.us or call 724-694-1431.  Thank you very much.

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  • Attention Secondary Students & Parents:
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    Policy 237 governing the usage of Electronic Devices by students in the school is now in full effect.  All students in grades 6-12 should take the time to review DASD Board policy #237 found here: PUPILS - ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    In addition, students in grades 6-12 and their parents/guardians should read the BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Agreement, read, sign and return one copy to your child's school office.
    Any questions or concerns regarding the policy should first be directed to your Principal. 

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  • Derry Area School District Foundation '100 Club' 
    100 Club
    Have you joined us yet?
    Click here to join:> > > > 100 CLUB
    Questions? Contact us at 724-694-1400 or email:  bkbitz@derryasd.k12.pa.us

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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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    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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  • 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, dmccleary@derryasd.k12.pa.us
    KIND Resource Directory (pdf) Adobe Reader

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  • Derry Area School District
    Open Records Officer:
    Barbara Visconti, bviscont@derryasd.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"
    Cogent - PDE
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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.
    All documents will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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