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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Darien School District is a top rated, public school district located in Darien, CT. It has 4,856 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
Telephone
(203) 656-7400

Darien School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
411 responses
Average ACT
30
158 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,856
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,050
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$94,686,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,891/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    1%

Darien School District Reviews

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Darien High School prepared me very well for my success in college. The academics were tough at the time, however the education I received made my college experience much easier. The athletics was very competitive, but also well known throughout the country. Overall, I had a great experience at DHS and I am so proud to be a wave alum.
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The Darien School system is great! They have excellent public schools, with limited private schools in the town. The Darien High is the #1 rated in the state, so you can't really go wrong here! Academics are superb and the teachers make sure the students succeed.
There are a lot of different opportunities for participating students. My favorite part of the town was the music program, which in my opinion, is far better than other schools. The music program dedicates time and resources to students no matter what they play.