Darien School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 4,789 students in Darien School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Darien School District have an average math proficiency score of 85% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 86% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Darien School District are Darien High School, Holmes Elementary School and Tokeneke Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Darien School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Darien School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Darien School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,017 Schools
# Students
4,789 Students
516,037 Students
# Teachers
434 Teachers
42,219 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Darien School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 97% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#3 out of 200 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Darien   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Darien   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Darien   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Darien   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.25
0.64
# American Indian Students
7 Students
1,330 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
208 Students
26,878 Students
% Asian Students
4%
5%
# Hispanic Students
253 Students
126,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
25%
# Black Students
38 Students
65,223 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# White Students
4,152 Students
278,459 Students
% White Students
87%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
130 Students
16,772 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
87
14,044
# Students in K Grade:
337
35,559
# Students in 1st Grade:
363
36,150
# Students in 2nd Grade:
358
36,099
# Students in 3rd Grade:
367
37,281
# Students in 4th Grade:
399
38,109
# Students in 5th Grade:
378
39,533
# Students in 6th Grade:
370
38,794
# Students in 7th Grade:
356
39,400
# Students in 8th Grade:
397
39,499
# Students in 9th Grade:
343
42,596
# Students in 10th Grade:
355
40,316
# Students in 11th Grade:
336
39,765
# Students in 12th Grade:
343
38,892
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $25,975 is higher than the state median of $23,111. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,634 is higher than the state median of $21,658. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$124 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of Darien   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$118 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Darien   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$25,975
$23,111
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Darien   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,634
$21,658
This chart display average spending per public school student in Darien   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Darien School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Darien High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
80 High School Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-3981
Grades: 9-12
| 1,377 students
Rank: #22.
Holmes Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18 Hoyt St.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 353-4371
Grades: K-5
| 470 students
Rank: #33.
Tokeneke Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
7 Old Farm Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-9666
Grades: PK-5
| 489 students
Rank: #44.
Hindley Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10 Nearwater Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-1323
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Middlesex Middle School
Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-2518
Grades: 6-8
| 1,123 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Ox Ridge Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
395 Mansfield Ave.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-2579
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #77.
Royle Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
133 Mansfield Ave.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-0044
Grades: PK-5
| 401 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Darien School District
  • 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT, 06820-1167
  • (203) 656-7400
  • darienps.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,789 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.25

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