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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Upper Darby Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Drexel Hill, PA. It has 3,621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
601 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Telephone
(610) 622-7000
Website
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Upper Darby Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1100
627 responses
Average ACT
26
39 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$66,957
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Prom
    23%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Pep rally
    18%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Marching band performances
    4%
  • Choir Trip
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,621
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,160
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,518/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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My school is very big and beautiful that looks shiny from a far away. The site of my school was very quiet as well as pollution-free. There were two stairways at both ends that help me get to each floor. The school was well furnished including a well-instrumented science research laboratory, a big library, as well as one computer laboratory on the first floor. There was a school lecture theatre located on the ground floor in which the entire annual meetings and functions take place. My school provides a safe, secure environment for me to learn and interact with my classmates. I am proud of my school because it provides me with all the basic facilities like a big playground, a central library, a big auditorium hall, a science lab, and a good computer lab. under the guidance of the best teachers.
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I LOVED my time at UD. It gets a bad rap for a small group of stupid kids who make poor life decisions, but if you know how to steer clear of that crowd that's present in most high schools you will love your time at UDHS. The school is famous for their music programs, both curricular and extracurricular, as well as their track and field and cross country teams. I was part of the UDHS Marching Band and the Encore Singers for 2 years and the Indoor Drumline,Choir and the Orchestra for all 4 years of my career there. When you find your group of people, you build a family, and the music department was that for me. In addition to activities, the faculty present are amazing and only want the best for you. I took 9 AP courses while I was there, and with the the assistance of my guidance counselor and my teachers, I came to college fully prepared with the skills and knowledge needed to exceed in my field.
I believe that Upper Darby High School is an incredibly diverse microcosm that has prepared me, and thousands of other students, for the rich inter-workings of the outside world. It houses over 3,500 students, with an abundance of ethnicities, nationalities and languages that are so unique to the Upper Darby Royals High School experience. The opportunities granted to students are so plentiful, and the exposure to different cultures compels students to be open-minded and positive. The overall experience at Upper Darby High School, much like the real world, is what you make of it.