Darien High School

  • Darien High School serves 1,377 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Darien High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • Darien High School's student population of 1,377 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Darien High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Darien High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#24 out of 951 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
25%
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Black
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13%
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White
88%
54%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Darien High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.220.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Darien High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDarien School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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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.
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