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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Upper Darby School District is a public school district located in Drexel Hill, PA. It has 12,538 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Upper Darby School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1100
753 responses
Average ACT
26
46 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,538
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,617
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,338/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$68,878
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,100
National
$184,700

Upper Darby School District Reviews

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Very diverse, and teachers are quite phenomenal! My only qualms were that there should be more AP classes to choose from, and the graduation project at the time were redundant. Also, essential techniques such as learning and preparation of the real world needs to be taught, and UDHS should execute these practices.
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Overall, I had a good experience with the Upper Darby School District. I've been in this district since I was in kindergarten where I started at Hillcrest Elementary School, I stayed there from kindergarten through 5th grade. After that, I went on to Drexel Hill Middle School through 6th-8th grade and started my freshman year at Upper Darby High in August 2016. At the High School, there were so many people and so much diversity but I was still able to start discovering who I was throughout the new scary environment I was in and even meet my best friend on the first day of classes. We are still close to this day. I met a lot of new people and had very good learning experiences with almost all of my teachers. All four years I achieved Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period. I was involved in clubs like Royal Revolution and Animal Service Club (ASC) during my sophomore year and helped decorate Class of 2020 banners and posters for our freshman School Pep Rally.
I like Upper Darby School district for it diversity. I have been and attended school in this school district since my birth. The township is multicultural hence the school district is diverse and very rich is culture. I like the fact that you feel completely at home which makes you recognize that you really do have a stake in the school district.
The teaches and all administrative staff that I have encountered and interacted with, are extremely nice and helpful. They provided useful guidance towards me making my intended career choice. The school district has great reputation in sports, helping kids to succeed in various sports activities. The Bus system is good as I never had any issues while I was a Bus student.
THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT ROCKS! It has played a significant role in the person that I am today. I will someday like to come back as an Alumni and mentor upcoming students.