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Old 06-29-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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Hi All,

In planning for the future I want to make sure that the school district in which we buy a house and settle in is good for our future children, and also commutable to Harrisburg for work. I love Middle Paxton township above Dauphin Boro, and I love above Peters Mountain in the Halifax township area. Problem is, I don't know which school district would be better? I want to make sure that there is ample opportunity and sufficient prep for college at these districts. I also want to ensure that the commutes (especially come winter time) are reasonable to the city of Harrisburg. Can anyone shed light on these inquiries?

Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:46 AM
 
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Dauphin Borough is in the Central Dauphin School District. I don't know enough about the schools in Halifax to give you an opinion on them, and since I am a graduate of the CD School District, my opinion could be somewhat biased and leaning towards CD, because obviously, being a larger school district (the largest one in Dauphin County), it has more resources and educational programs available to students.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Thank you, cynthialee. My thought too would be that Central Dauphin SD proper (not east) would be the better choice due to more of an abundance of resources. I also like that they partake in a "mini-THON" event to help fund Penn State's fight against cancer.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Actually, Halifax has a mini-THON too: https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/...t&eventID=1828 Might be more like a nano-THON though.

It's interesting to see how two superficially similar nearby communities as Dauphin and Halifax can have such different school environments. Also worth noting that Halifax actually has better daily/weekly shopping opportunities (Giant, Rite Aid, etc.) as Dauphin is too close to the main suburbs to keep those.
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