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 ⇐  ⇐  )   
    May 29  Kindergarten Parents in Our School Day/Move-up Ceremony
    May 29  Gr. 1 Field Trip 
    May 29  Gr. 5 Parents in our School Day 
    May 29  Amphitheater Student Concert, DA Veteran's Memorial Dedication
    Jun. 01 Gr. 1 Parents in our School Day 
    Jun. 02 Gr. 1 Fun in the Sun Day 
    Jun. 02  Last day for Seniors
    Jun. 03  Gr. 1 Talent Show 
    Jun. 03  Baccalaureate Service 
    Jun. 04  Regular Board of Ed. mtg.
    Jun. 04  Gr. 5 to MS for Move-up Day
    Jun. 04  Last day lunches are served 
    Jun. 05  Last Day of Instruction/Student Early Dismissal
    Jun. 05  Commencement Service graduation cap
    Jun. 08  Teacher In-Service Day
    Jun. 09  Principal's Meeting 
    Jun. 12  Amphitheater Summer Concert 
    Jun. 16  Idlewild tickets on sale to the public
    Jun. 17  Derry Area School & Community Picnic 
    Jun. 17  School Offices Closed 
    Jun. 26  Amphitheater Summer Concert 
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    The Derry Area School District Foundation Amphitheater 2015 Summer Concert Series will open its season Friday, May 29th with performances by Derry Area instrumental students and the dedication of the Derry Area Veterans Memorial.  Click the headline to open the summer schedule. 
    2015 Summer Concert Series
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    Wednesday, June 3, 2015,
    7:00 p.m.
    in the Middle School Auditorium.
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     Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00 PM
    Graduation June 5, 2015

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     WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 
    Parents, Click here for more info. > > > IDLEWILD PARENT INFORMATION 
    2015 Funday Pass 
    Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, June 16th** (The day before the picnic) 
    Location:  Boardroom of the Administration Building
    TIME:  1:00 - 6:00 PM.
    **This is the ONLY day park tickets will be sold in the district.**
    Cost $20.00 each.  CASH ONLY.  
    This 2015 Funday pass is good: in addition to the school picnic day, June 17th, any operating WEEKDAY through Thursday, July 2, 2015. Ticket also good September 5-6-7-12-13-19-20 without a surcharge.  A surcharge of $12.00 must be paid if ticket is used weekdays after July 2nd or if used on a Saturday or Sunday after June 7, 2015. Ticket void after September 20, 2015.  


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    Summer D-League for Derry Area Girls ages 8-12
    DA Lady Trojans Soccer Summer D-League  
    Print this flier > SUMMER D-LEAGUE 
    Registration information: http://www.ladytrojanssoccer.weebly.com 

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  • Trojan Ponies

    The Family and Consumer Science Department at Derry Area High School is currently accepting applications for 2015-16 school year for “THE TROJAN PONIES” EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM


    The program runs two semesters; Fall 2015 (October – January) and Spring 2016 (February – May). The cost for each semester is only $60 which is only a total of $120 per year.

    Applications are being accepted now for children ages 3-5.  Children must reside in the Derry Area School district. Calendars and applications are available in the high school office.

    For additional information, please contact Ms. Liz Hower at the high school (724-694-2780), OR email ehower@derryasd.k12.pa.us

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     Print this flier > > SUMMER PROGRAMS

    2015-2016 Preschool & PreKindergarten Enrollment Open Now
    Print this flier >>BTELC Programs & Prices 
    BTELC Programs & Pricing  

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  • Derry Community Pool
    Summer 2015
    Open:  May 30, 31
                June 6th - August 31st  
    Click here for more information > > > DERRY COMMUNITY POOL 
    or on their Facebook page at "DERRY COMMUNITY POOL"
    or email:  Jessie Patterson
    Pool phone is not active until Season begins. 
     Derry Community Pool
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         Don't be a party to teenage drinking.
    Community Prevention Service Public Announcement  
     Brought to you by DAHS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) organization in cooperation with the Community Prevention Services of Westmoreland/Westmoreland Community Action
    Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.
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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 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.
     Teaching Tiny Trojans
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    AR BookFinder

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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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  •  PAL Program
    Click here to find out more:  PALs

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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, bvisconti@derryasd.k12.pa.us

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  •    Clearance Information for DASD Employees & Volunteers
    Clearance Information

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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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  •    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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  • 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.
    Get Adobe Reader
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