Darien High School

80 High School Ln

Darien, CT 06820-3399

Grades: 9-12

1,329 students

Darien High School serves 1,329 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Darien High School operates within the Darien School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1329 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,329 students
Darien High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Darien High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Darien High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Darien High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
4%
Darien High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
4%
21%
Darien High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
94%
59%
Darien High School White Students (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Darien High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.12 0.40
Darien High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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 (1995-2011)
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

The district's student population of 4,859 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $19,188 is higher than the state average of $15,687. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,365 is higher than the state average of $15,388. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District Name Darien School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 4,859 1,728
Darien   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Darien   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $29 MM
Darien   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $87 MM $28 MM
Darien   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,188 $15,687
Darien   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,365 $15,388
Darien   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-2518
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1135 students                      
  • DarienRoyle Elementary School
    133 Mansfield Ave
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-0044
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 413 students                      
  • DarienHolmes Elementary School
    18 Hoyt St
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)353-4371
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 433 students                      
  • DarienOx Ridge Elementary School
    395 Mansfield Ave
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-2579
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 474 students                      
  • Darien Hindley Elementary School
    10 Nearwater Ln
    DarienCT 06820
    (203)655-1323
    1.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 579 students                      

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