Darien High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Darien High School Reviews
The school is the best school to go to for four years if you are white, Christian, rich, straight and really into sports. Most of the minority populations could probably, and sadly, fit into a single class room. It is an overall safe place, in the sense that there are no fights in the hallways. There is the creation of an alternative high school program that will be located at the local library. Two of my most favorite high school teachers are heading the program and I couldn't be more proud. Two years ago in health, my favorite gym teacher said no one else thought we were old enough to watch the movie HAZE. It's about binge drinking and Greek Life in college leading to death. But, just the other day, admin had the entire senior class watch it in the auditorium. We are changing for the better.
It is a pleasure attending this school so far! The classes are engaging and interesting, even in a stressful enviroment such as DHS. I have learned so much in my first year and am excited to learn so much more!
Disheartening when super skilled teachers are on staff, but due to internal politics, are relegated to beginner classes vs AP level. The new superintendent of schools has had a good start here, but there is more work to be done. There are certainly very caring teachers, unfortunately, when push comes to shove, while they care for students, they bow mostly to administrative/internal demands. They talk the "student-centered" talk, but could do more, when push comes to shove, to demonstrate this to their students/families.