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About This School

Daniel Boone Area Middle School is a public middle school in Amity Township. The principal of Daniel Boone Area Middle School is Mr Thomas Hankel. 943 children attend Daniel Boone Area Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the 943 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Daniel Boone Area Middle School is 16:1. Berks Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 90%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The lower grades are pretty good. Once you hit the middle school it is okay but not without issues. You will find teachers who are unable to handle special needs kids. Principles who don't know who to discipline and when. Bullying is terrible and the district doesn't step up to deal with it. The high school is a disaster. The lack of education and teaching that happens in the building is AMAZING. Employees have talked about how poorly educated these kids are. There are classes with 1/3 of the class performing below a 2.0. What is being done? Nothing. This is not the district you want your kids in!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was one of the best I have ever attended. One thing I would like to highlight is the lack of bullying. They give students rewards for being good citizens and if any bullying occurs they stop it at the source right away. The teachers here are kind and helpful. The students are like all middle schoolers but behave more than the average student. This school is however full of extroverted people which was my only issue but that is something that will never change and will be the same in every school. They have many programs on computers which students are encouraged to use. Students are given the most updated technology possible. All in all I am sad to leave this school due to relocation. Keep up the good work DBMS.

  • (3 years ago)

    I ABSOLUTELY love the DBMS! The teachers are genuine in their approach to teaching the students! It's a shame that the teachers in the high school don't have the same feeling as the teachers in the middle school! The middle school is absolutely FANTABULOUS!

  • (6 years ago)

    Keep looking but you will not find a middle school with a brighter more enthusiastic atmosphere with a dedicated teaching staff first rate computer/aud/lib/gym facility and zero tolerance for bullying. They have truly created an atmosphere where you can send your children knowing they are being 'looked out for' as members of a caring community of learners.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has imporved much over the past few years. Our PSSA scores have improved compared to previous years and we continue to grow and change to make this place a better place for students to learn and grow. There is always room to grow and we are open to change. The teachers are really top notch. They communicate well together and work seriously to promote growth among the students. They truly are dedicated to their students. I have worked elsewhere and can say from experience that students are fortunate to have these teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    While the elementary schools are great in the district the Middle School 'drops the ball'. Education opportunities for the intelligent and gifted children are nonexistent. There is a large turnover of teachers and administrators. My children have been very unhappy with the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Daniel Boone has great extracurricular activities especially their cheerleading squads and football team. The teachers are wonderful! My son comes home every day and tells me how good his day was because of his teacher. I think Daniel Boone is a great district and I highly recommend it if you are or are interested in moving to the Berks County area. Thank You

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