Downey School



Mr. Peck August 12, 2015         

Dear Parent/Guardian, Students, Families, and Community Members,

Next week we will begin the 2015-2016 school year.  I am excited to be part of the Downey School Community as your principal.  I have had an adventurous career as an educator and school administrator with the Harrisburg School District for more than 14 years.  Since 2013, I have served as the Principal Administrator of Downey Elementary School, located in Harrisburg, PA.  My leadership style and efforts are focused on living and following Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It is my commitment and daily practice to encourage and support others in finding their voice and leadership potential.

Prior to becoming the Principal at Downey Elementary School, I served in a variety of educational positions including: Acting Principal at Harrisburg High School, SciTech High Campus; Acting Assistant High School Principal at Harrisburg High School, John Harris Campus; Acting Assistant Principal at Scott Elementary School; and various teaching assignments at the middle and high school level. 

I look forward to collaborating with you to provide additional enrichment activities and events through the PTA/PTO and community partnerships.  Please look for additional communication throughout the year on our website, in the mail, and through the Global Call system. I look forward to another great year at Downey School!


Travis Peck

Principal, Downey School


October 6, 2015
Downey had a surprise visit from a fire crew today and the students and staff were invited out to learn about the trucks and their firefighters. Thank you so much to all of our men and women showing their leadership by serving our community.
Downey School
1313 Monroe Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Main number: 717-703-1240717-703-1240
Fax: 717-703-1245
Principal: Mr. Travis Peck


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  • No Child Left Behind (including AYP and School Choice)

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  • Students Entrance/Exit of the Building
    Enter at 8:10 AM
    Enter and Exit by the Rear Parking Lot 
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter and Exit by the Front Side Parking Lot
    (By the Library)
    1st and 2nd Grades:
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter by the Main Lobby, report to their homeroom.

    Dismissed from the cafeteria
    3rd and 4th Grades:
    Enter at 8:20 AM
    Enter by the Main Lobby, report to the cafeteria for breakfast.
    Exit by the Hamilton Health Center

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  • Schedule Grades K-4
    8:45 AM to 3:30 PM
    Breakfast begins at 8:20AM
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  • Parents- You can now find the Home Access Center Link at the top right corner of the website in the black bar where it says HAC.


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  • id

    In an effort to maintain safety and security, effective Monday, January 26, 2015 the administration building is requiring all visitors to present photo ID at the front desk.

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