The district traces its roots back to 1952 when Hummelstown Borough and the Townships of Conewago, Londonderry and South Hanover incorporated to form the Hummelstown Joint School District. East Hanover Township joined the renamed Lower Dauphin Joint School District in 1956. In 1966, total district consolidation was realized with the appointment of Dr. Henry R. Hoerner as the district’s first Superintendent of Schools.Today the Lower Dauphin School District is home to five K-5 neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school (grades 6-8), and a high school (grades 9-12). There is an elementary school building in each of the district's four townships. Hummelstown Borough is home to our fifth elementary building, our middle school, our high school and our district administration center.About 3,500 young people attend our schools - with about 1,600 at the elementary level, 850 in the Middle School, 1,100 in High School, and another 100 high school students at the Dauphin County Technical School.The education of our students lies in the care of more than 300 educational professionals and 190 support staff.The map on this page shows the municipalities which make up our school district.