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|Downingtown Area School District|
|540 Trestle Place, Downingtown, PA 19335|
|Superintendent||Dr. Emilie Lonardi|
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Blue and gold|
The Downingtown Area School District is a school district based in Downingtown, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The district operates ten Elementary Schools, three Middle Schools and three High Schools. As of 2018, the district educates approximately 12,000 students, making it the largest school district in Chester County.
Dr. Emilie Lonardi is the current superintendent of the Downingtown Area School District.
The district, located in central Chester County serves all of the following municipalities:
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US News has named all three DASD high schools, DHS East, DHS West and the Downingtown STEM Academy as three of the top high schools in the United States. DHS East and DHS West earned a silver award. Downingtown STEM Academy received a bronze award.
DHS East, DHS West and the Downingtown STEM Academy have been named to the Washington Post's list of the most challenging high schools in America.b
The International Baccalaureate Organization has named the Downingtown STEM Academy an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The STEM Academy is the first IB World School in Chester County and will be the first high school in the nation to offer an IB program with STEM pathways.
The Downingtown Area School District Annual Budget https://www.dasd.org/cms/lib/PA01916467/Centricity/Domain/31/2016-2017%20Final%20Budget%20-%20PDE-2028.pdf