Darien High School

  • Darien High School serves 1,356 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 95% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Darien High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Darien High School operates within the Darien School District.
  • Darien School District's 98% graduation rate is higher than the Connecticut state average of 88%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Darien High School's student population of 1356 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,356 students
Gender %Darien High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers122 teachers
Students by GradeDarien High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Darien High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Darien High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
Asian
5%
5%
Hispanic
5%
23%
White
90%
56%
All Ethnic GroupsDarien High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.42
Graduation Rate≥99%
88%
Darien High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Darien High School is Darien School District, which is ranked within the top 1% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Darien School District's student population of 4,856 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 96% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $18,826 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,643 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    School District NameDarien School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed4,8561,534
    Darien School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    82%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    88%
    58%
    District Graduation Rate
    98%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$92 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$86 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$18,826$20,313
    District Spending / Student$17,643$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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