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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Derby School District is a public school district located in Derby, CT. It has 1,386 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Derby School District...
Address
1 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Telephone
(203) 736-5027
Website

Derby School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1050
58 responses
Average ACT

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,386
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$31,351,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,819/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Derby School District Reviews

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Small community, small town home town pride. Teachers are always there to support you and push you to do better. I was able to take honors and AP courses to help further my academic career. I always felt a sense of comfort knowing I was in smaller classes and teachers knew my personality my traits. I enjoyed partaking in two sport teams being captain for both. I was on the class act council which promotes students to help others and help the community.
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What I would like to see the change in Derby High School is the involvement of students in class work and class time. Most students in this school do not care about the work they do. They are mostly on their phones and do not pay attention in class. In all honesty, it not their fault. There is no motivation in this school. Half of the teachers in this school just let the students do as they want and focus more on the students who want to learn and let the other students fall deeper into the cracks.
My overall experience with Derby School District is not a good one. I have been going to school in the Derby district for my whole life and I have been 'force passed' in the middle school and had to repeat in Milford district just to understand the curriculum that the teachers were teaching. After my year in Milford, I came back to the Derby district and it was not the same at all. I almost failed my freshman year. I have had to complain multiple times to the faculty and staff.