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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 4,801 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
Telephone
(203) 656-7400

Darien School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Darien School District

High Schools in Darien School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
468 responses
Average ACT
30
195 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,801
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,261
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$94,686,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,897/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$208,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,790
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,398,600
National
$184,700

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.