Our mission is to empower our students to be lifelong learners in order to reach their greatest potential.


Upper Dauphin Area School District

Welcome to the Upper Dauphin Area School District, home of the Trojans! At UDA, we strive to provide a challenging environment where students can enjoy learning. We recognize the value of hard work and take pride in putting forth an “honest day’s effort” each and every day. These values are reflective of those held by the people of our rural, agricultural community. The mission of our district is to empower our students to be lifelong learners in order to reach their greatest potential. As part of this quest we offer our students a wide range of educational and extracurricular activities designed to prepare them for future employment, further education, and active citizenship. UDA’s dedicated and enthusiastic staff, in partnership with parents and community and business groups, is committed to the belief that “students are our purpose.” Enjoy your tour through our web site. We hope that the information found on its pages will be helpful to you in learning more about our schools. We also hope it conveys our commitment to educational excellence as well as our sense of Trojan pride!

The Upper Dauphin Area School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 and the American with Disabilities Act. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact Mrs. Mary K. Bateman, Business Manager, 5668 State Route 209, Lykens, PA 17048. Telephone: (717) 362-8134.



Act 1 Referendum Exception Notice

Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index % applicable to the School District. The school district real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index % unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualifies for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate % increase above the index might be required to balance the School District budget for the next fiscal year. The tax to be levied is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget.

The School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as required by Act 1 for an exception allowing increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is available for public inspection at the School District offices, 5668 State Route 209, Lykens, Pennsylvania. On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.

Mary K. Bateman, Secretary

Invitation to Bid – HS Waterproofing Project

HS Waterproofing Final Invite to Bid

Alumni and Community Members are encouraged to respond to the school climate survey.

Your Response is needed!

In an effort to understand your view of climate within PA Schools, your school is conducting a research study. Please navigate to www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org and register using the invite code to the right. See directions below!

Invite Code: QPW7EQ


1. Copy the Invitation Code to complete your registration; you will either type or paste the code into the appropriate box. Follow the web link to the Registration page.
2. Register for the survey. If you do not wish to give an email address, just make one up!
3. The next screen is the Home Page. In the upper right hand corner there is a black menu bar: click the name of the survey on the far right end of the bar. This will take you to another screen.
4. On the new screen there is a clear menu bar in the upper half of the page: click on the green dot on the far left of the  menu bar.
5. The survey will appear.
6. Complete the survey and click the Save bar.
7. Go to the upper right hand corner of the page and click log off. Thank you!


The Upper Dauphin Area High School’s Trojan News Network Daily News broadcasts are now available and archived through the following link: http://www.ihigh.com/trojansportsnetwork/

Upper Dauphin Area High School is proud to announce the formation of the TROJAN SPORTS NETWORK in conjunction with the TROJAN NEWS NETWORK.

Students from UDAHS will be broadcasting home sporting and extra-curricular events this year live via the internet. If you have an upcoming event that you would like covered, please let us know, and we can see if we have the resources available to cover your event. A new link will be posted at the start of the new season.


For Upper Dauphin Area School District Insurance please click below.

Purchase School Insurance

The District’s Professional Education and Induction Plans are posted as a link on the “District” website  tab. A hard copy of the plans is available for review in the District Office.

Approved 2014-2015 School Calendar

The calendar for the 2014-2015 school year has been released and can be found here.

Student Life

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Winter 2014

The Wizard of Oz