School Details

Dingman-Delaware Primary School

1375 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 296-3130

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-2 558 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Dingman-Delaware Primary School is a public elementary school in Dingman Township. The principal of Dingman-Delaware Primary School is Mr James Purcell. 558 students attend Dingman-Delaware Primary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 35% of the 558 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dingman-Delaware Primary School is 17:1. Dingman-Delaware El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 86%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 11% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Great foundations start here. They genuinally care about the students their progress and their future.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think DDPS & DDES are absolutely wonderful schools. I came from the city two years ago where my eldest daughter was struggling. We moved here and she has done nothing but excel in all areas of study. The teachers are amazing and are always willing to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just finished his Kindergarten year here. I am happy to report that my son can read an entire beginners Dr. Suess book write wonderfully learned how to add etc etc. I am very happy with schools programs and the teaching staff were excellent. We moved from Queens and to this school district so that my son can have a better education. I can't wait for his 1st grade year to see what other achievements he will achieve at this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school. I had a bad experience with the teachers and principle at this school. Once I got into the next school up which was Dingman Delaware Elementary school then they started to work and try to help my son rather than label him as a bad kid. It was not until he was in the 2nd year of the elementary school that he was diagnosed with ADHD. Elementary and Middle school were fine for my two kids. We've since moved from this school district into another state and it's amazing how a school's administration and dedication make a difference. He now does not have a behavior problem because in this state the teachers principle all worked together with me.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in first grade this year and so far I am pleased and I hope I continue to feel the same throughout the oncoming years.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have all attended DDPS for the last 5 years. We are not disappointed. This is the best primary education choice in all of Northeastern PA.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in agreement with one of the parents that your child has to conform. Also if your child had a hard time adjusting to anything they will hold it against them forever even if they are doing better. Some teachers are great but others feel there job is only to teach the kids 8-4 and can't even call because it's not in their job discription.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son started kindergarten this past year. He never went to day care preschool or participated in a pre-kindergarten class so this put him as a minority in that respect. He was taught at home by me. The beginning of kindergarten was an adjustment for him. His teacher is wonderful. She is strict but compassionate when needed. She is open to communication at anytime. I became the 'class mom' and had the opportunity to work in the classroom. My son will be leaving kindergarten with the ability to read short stories. They also learned to do simply addition and subtraction. My experience with the Primary school has been nothing but positive and feel very comfortable knowing my son is being taken care of.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son loved kindergarten but hated first grade. I was not allowed to volunteer in the classroom and my son began having problems with reading and language arts. He did poorly on the dibels test. There didn't seem to be anyone addressing his needs. It was suggested in October that he be retained and little attempt if any was made to help him in the areas he was weak in.

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved to the area from Rahway N.J.last year after researching via Great which school would be a good influence for my 7 and 11 year old's now and up to High School. We found that the class rooms were small enough to tend to the kids needs and questions without having to rush them through the daily curriculum that the teachers had to comply with in order to cover everything that the school district demanded of them. The students are encouraged to ask questions and work with the other kids instead of sitting in the corner possibly loosing the opportunity to identify a problem early in the stage. First signs of any weaknesses in a subject matter is quickly identified by the teacher and related to the parent with options to improve on these areas. Great Schools lead us here and I have not yet regret making the move.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academically socially and otherwise the school appears to be excellent and doing its job of educating children. However those children that dont fit the cookie cutter mold beware because there is not much tolerance/kindness shown towards children who are a little different. Discipline and conformity appears to be favored over individualism

  • (10 years ago)

    What a great educational journey my sons and I are on with the Dingman Delaware Primary and Elementary Schools! We have had the best teachers and both school principals have been wonderful. Parent involvement has always been overwhelmingly encouraged. I will have many fond memories of the friends and educators we have had the opportunity to work with.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am in love with this school! My daughter just started Kindergarten and the teachers and staff are so kind and helpful.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has just started kindergarten and I am very impressed already with teachers. They have gone out of their way to make themselves available for any questions/concerns we have. A+!

  • (11 years ago)

    This was my first year involved with the school my son was a first grader this past year. I have not experienced such involvement from teachers before and Dr. Maggs is a wonderful principal. My sons experience was great and he is looking forward to second grade.

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