B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
601 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Telephone
(610) 622-7000
Website

Upper Darby Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1070
364 responses
Average ACT
27
22 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Prom
    24%
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Pep rally
    19%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Marching band performances
    4%
  • Basketball games
    1%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,687
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,108
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,068/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses

Upper Darby Senior High School Reviews

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Teachers at my school are fairly nice and some genuinely care about the subjects that they are teaching. I have never really meet a teacher at Upper Darby who isn't willing to stay after school and help a group of students or an individual who is struggling. Yes, there are some teachers who don't really want to be there or care for what they are teaching, but at the same time a majority of the teachers are fantastic!
Review Upper Darby Senior High School
As a student at Upper Darby High School, I hear a lot of unsavory comments from the public who have never stepped foot into the school. Many simply place students, faculty, academics, extracurriculars, and more under the general term of Upper Darby High School, as if the phrase carries a negative connotation. I want to get rid of the bad reputation we have. While I agree that some students at school act in an uncultured manner, I believe every school cannot deny having those types of students whether they know it or not. One concern the public has includes safety, but in the four years I have attended Upper Darby High School, no student has suffered any type of wounds aside from sport injuries. Furthermore, I feel Upper Darby High School prepares you more for the real world than any high school due to its diversity. Even colleges do not have the great diversity we have.
I have had wonderful experiences at Upper Darby High. I do many sports and clubs that have contributed to the moral. I mainly do track and field hockey, and both sports have become like family to me. This school has a high rate of diversity, every class will have a mix of different people whether it comes from religion, skin color, ethnicity, you will see diversity everywhere in this school. Music is a great program to be a part of. Choir has taught me so much about life, responsibility, and respect. The music department has won many awards and trophies contributing to the schools reputation and respect. Upper Darby High get a lot of jugement because of fights and rumors, but other schools are just like us. Sometimes even worse. But we have so much to offer. I am glad that I had the opportunity to go to this school. There is truly no other school that upholds the respect and diversity like Upper Darby does.