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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Darien School District is a top rated, public school district located in Darien, CT. It has 4,740 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Darien School District Rankings

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  • High

Middle Schools in Darien School District

High Schools in Darien School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
512 responses
Average ACT
30
226 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,414
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,597/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$210,511
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,461,100
National
$184,700

Darien School District Reviews

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Darien High School is an incredible school for college preparation, but the atmosphere can be stifling. The school is a pipeline for Ivy League kids and future hedge fund managers, and it offers incredible AP classes and even beyond. For parents, make sure to realize that your kids are under intense pressure both socially and academically, and for students, whether the school tells you or not: IT'S OK TO FAIL!
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I am a Senior at Darien High School. Throughout the past four years, I have been given many opportunities to explore different interests through clubs and academic classes. I feel as if the teachers at DHS do an excellent job at preparing their students for college level work. At times, the amount of homework given can create a significant amount of stress, but the school provides many resources to help relive some of the pressure. Sports play an important part in the lives of many of the students attending DHS. Although the school lacks diversity, DHS is a great school to attend.
Awesome teachers, very challenging. Will prepare all students very well for college. Had an awesome experience, highly recommend!