Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade B minus
- College Prepgrade B
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Health & Safetygrade C minus
- Administrationgrade B
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
Upper Darby Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Drexel Hill, PA. It has 3,819 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Upper Darby Senior High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade A+660 Students
- grade B438 Students
- grade A+413 Students
- grade A330 Students
- grade C+317 Students
- grade B minus256 Students
- grade A minus234 Students
- grade C+199 Students
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade B minus
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
grade C minus
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. 53 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 53 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 151 responses
- Pep rally18%
- Football Games15%
- Marching band performances4%
- Choir Trip2%
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. 62 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 62 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 62 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 80 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 80 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 80 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,338 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 97 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 97 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 97 responses
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Upper Darby Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.72 out of 5 581 reviews
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I am fascinated by the variety of courses Upper Darby High School has to offer. Students can take classes as basic as and English or they can dive right into their preferred future careers through professional field classes. Students also have a voice in what their school does; they can participate in student government and start or join various clubs. Most importantly, Upper Darby High School is a very diverse school. The school is built of students from all around the globe making it a place for when people can experience the real world even before graduating high school.
To be completely honest, the facilities at the school aren’t great and the classrooms are overcrowded. However, what makes Upper Darby HS such an incredible school are the teachers. During my time at Upper Darby my teachers were tough but they were fair. Many of them taught me the value of hard work and dedication. When I was applying to colleges and trying to determine what I should study, my AP US History teacher encouraged me to dream big because he believed I could have a real impact on the world. That was the push I needed to pursue a career in medicine. To this day, I still use the life lessons I learned at Upper Darby. For example, I learned from being in choir and band to always show up to meetings, concerts, anything with a start time early. I learned the value of dressing up and the confidence that comes with presenting myself well. I learned how to give presentations and exude confidence from my AP English Literature teacher. Overall Upper Darby was a great school.
My experience at Upper Darby Senior High School was very event full. Although I had many ups, I experienced many downs as well. Being a transfer student from a small catholic school in 9th grade was a drastic change. From the large amount of students to the diversity of different races and ethnic groups. It wasn't hard to make friends at all, the students were very friendly and the teachers were very welcoming. Although I came from a prestigious high school with advance classes, I had to start at the very bottom when I transferred. I was wrongly placed in classes that were way below my academic abilities and I also felt like my counselor at the time just rushed my information because it was her last year and the school year was almost over. But I didn't let that stop me, I began asking questions and with the help and support of my new counselor, I was able to take the classes I belonged in.