Darien High School is an elite, public school located in Darien, CT. It has 1,365 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
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.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
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.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Darien High School Reviews
Darien High School is an excellent school which provides its students with plenty of academic opportunities. With lots of AP and Honors courses offered students are able to receive a very good education. Additionally, the athletics programs are very diverse and well known, offering students plenty of opportunity.
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!