Darien School District

2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

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 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 4,724 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 78% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Darien School District are Tokeneke Elementary School, Hindley Elementary School and Ox Ridge 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 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,001 Schools
# Students
4,724 Students
496,954 Students
# Teachers
423 Teachers
40,204 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 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 98% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
#3 out of 198 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Darien   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
77%
39%
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 2020-21 school year data.
81%
51%
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 2020-21 school year data.
≥99%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Darien   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.31
0.66
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,260 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
267 Students
25,944 Students
% Asian Students
5%
5%
# Hispanic Students
315 Students
142,616 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
29%
# Black Students
40 Students
61,808 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# White Students
3,906 Students
243,438 Students
% White Students
83%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
494 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
193 Students
21,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
94
13,605
# Students in K Grade:
347
35,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
336
33,504
# Students in 2nd Grade:
376
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
348
35,342
# Students in 4th Grade:
338
35,943
# Students in 5th Grade:
366
36,351
# Students in 6th Grade:
342
36,780
# Students in 7th Grade:
361
37,886
# Students in 8th Grade:
394
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
383
43,474
# Students in 10th Grade:
342
39,414
# Students in 11th Grade:
336
37,413
# Students in 12th Grade:
361
37,541
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $30,243 is higher than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,367 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$143 MM
$12,920 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$139 MM
$12,459 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$30,243
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Darien   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$29,367
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Darien   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Darien School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tokeneke Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7 Old Farm Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-9666
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #22.
Hindley Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10 Nearwater Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-1323
Grades: K-5
| 443 students
Rank: #33.
Ox Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
395 Mansfield Ave.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-2579
Grades: PK-5
| 498 students
Rank: #44.
Darien High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
80 High School Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-3981
Grades: 9-12
| 1,422 students
Rank: #55.
Holmes Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18 Hoyt St.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 353-4371
Grades: PK-5
| 451 students
Rank: #66.
Middlesex Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-2518
Grades: 6-8
| 1,097 students
Rank: #77.
Royle Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
133 Mansfield Ave.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-0044
Grades: PK-5
| 376 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Darien School District?
Darien School District manages 7 public schools serving 4,724 students.
What is the rank of Darien School District?
Darien School District is ranked #3 out of 196 school districts in Connecticut (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Connecticut school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Darien School District?
83% of Darien School District students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Darien School District?
Darien School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What is Darien School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,367 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,724 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : ≥99% (Top 1% in CT)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 77% (Top 5%)
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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