Darien High School

80 High School Ln,

Darien, CT, 06820-3399

Tel: (203)655-3981
Grades: 9-12

1,315 students

Darien High School serves 1,315 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 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 39%.
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 1315 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,315 students
Darien High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 117 teachers
Darien High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Darien High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.58. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Darien High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
20%
Darien High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
n/a
13%
Darien High School Black (1989-2011)
White
93%
61%
Darien High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Darien High School Sch Ethnicity Darien High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.58
Darien High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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
30%
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 4,815 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Darien School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 4,815 1,781
Darien   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 84% 88%
Darien   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $29 MM
Darien   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $87 MM $28 MM
Darien   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $19,188 $15,687
Darien   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,365 $15,388
Darien   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Darien Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Middlesex Middle School
    204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
    Darien , CT , 06820
    (203)655-2518
    0.8  mi  |  1154  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Darien Royle Elementary School
    133 Mansfield Ave
    Darien , CT , 06820
    (203)655-0044
    0.9  mi  |  409  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Darien Holmes Elementary School
    18 Hoyt St
    Darien , CT , 06820
    (203)353-4371
    1.2  mi  |  419  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Darien Ox Ridge Elementary School
    395 Mansfield Ave
    Darien , CT , 06820
    (203)655-2579
    1.4  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Darien Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hindley Elementary School
    10 Nearwater Ln
    Darien , CT , 06820
    (203)655-1323
    1.7  mi  |  570  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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