• Welcome!  It is often said that the Derry Area School District experience is a well-kept but wonderful secret in Westmoreland County.  There is a difference at Derry Area, an unmistakably friendly and genuine concern for people that makes our school district an exceptional place to learn and grow.  As you journey through our website, you will find that our educational and extra-curricular programs are well diversified and provide many opportunities for all students.
    Proud of our heritage and rich in tradition, our goal is to provide students with the educational background necessary to reach their greatest potential.  As you browse through our website, it will become very clear that our superior staff dedicates itself to work for the total development of our greatest assets--the students.  Individually and collectively they help all Derry Area students reach for the stars. 
    You will also notice that we have initiated projects and programs that are not only visionary but have been enriched through the excellent cooperation and support of the community.  What we have found is that through our partners, we can continue to bring high quality opportunities to all of Derry Area School District's students.
    Cheryl A. Walters,