Darien High School

80 High School Ln

Darien, CT 06820-3399

Tel: (203)655-3981
Grades 9-12
1,354 students
Darien High School serves 1,354 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Darien High School operates within the Darien School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1354 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,354 students
Darien High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Darien High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Darien High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Darien High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 13:1
Darien High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
2%
5%
Darien High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
5%
21%
Darien High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
93%
58%
Darien High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.61
Darien High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
32%
Darien High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Darien High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2009-2011)

District Comparison

Darien School District's student population of 4,903 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $19,121 is higher than the state average of $17,550. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $17,920 is higher than the state average of $15,389. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Darien School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 4,903 1,685
Darien   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Darien   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $31 MM
Darien   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $86 MM $27 MM
Darien   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $19,121 $17,550
Darien   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $17,920 $15,389
Darien   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Stamford High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Middlesex Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Royle Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Darien Middlesex Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1128 students
    0.8 miles
    204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-2518
    0.86-81128
  • DarienRoyle Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 452 students
    0.9 miles
    133 Mansfield Ave
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-0044
    0.9PK-5452
  • DarienHolmes Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 454 students
    1.2 miles
    18 Hoyt St
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)353-4371
    1.2KG-5454
  • DarienOx Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 458 students
    1.4 miles
    395 Mansfield Ave
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-2579
    1.4KG-5458
  • Darien Hindley Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 565 students
    1.7 miles
    10 Nearwater Ln
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-1323
    1.7KG-5565

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