80 High School Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Darien High School serves 1,382 students in grades 9-12.
Darien High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 92% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,382 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Darien High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Darien High School's student population of 1,382 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 123 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,382 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
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School Rankings

Darien High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Darien High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#11 out of 957 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
28%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
86%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Darien High School's ranking?
What schools are Darien High School often compared to?

Darien High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like New Canaan High School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

86% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% CT state average), while 92% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% CT state average).

What is the graduation rate of Darien High School?

The graduation rate of Darien High School is 99%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.

How many students attend Darien High School?

1,382 students attend Darien High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

86% of Darien High School students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Darien High School?

Darien High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Darien High School offer ?

Darien High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Darien High School part of?

Darien High School is part of Darien School District.

School Reviews

5   3/12/2020
I moved from a neighboring town to Darien solely to be able to go to this school. This school was pretty great in terms of academics. Something that was really great when I attended was there was very little bullying. Physical school fights very rare. I have many people in college now tell me that in their high school many fights would take place. This town is very wealthy and with that comes stuck up kids with loads of money to spend on drugs etc. and that was a bummer.... amazing sports but it was the main thing everyone cared about and the arts need a little more focus. Despite many difficulties during my time here, I am very thankful I got to go to such a safe, quality and nicely kept school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Olivia

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,382 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 92% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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