Upper Darby SD School District

4611 Bond Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Upper Darby SD School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 12,302 students in Upper Darby SD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Upper Darby SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
14 Schools
2,942 Schools
# Students
12,302 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
835 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Upper Darby SD School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (PA)
#524 out of 684 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Upper Darby SD  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
18%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Upper Darby SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Upper Darby SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Upper Darby SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
82%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Upper Darby SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.70
0.57
# American Indian Students
16 Students
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,817 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
15%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,641 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
14%
# Black Students
5,908 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
48%
14%
# White Students
2,343 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
19%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
572 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
792
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
911
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
919
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
912
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
969
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
952
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
900
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
986
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
975
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,049
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
958
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
996
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
983
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,375 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,506 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$226 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Upper Darby SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$215 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Upper Darby SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,375
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Upper Darby SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,506
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Upper Darby SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Upper Darby SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Aronimink Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4611 Bond Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 853-4510
Grades: 1-5
| 266 students
Rank: #22.
Upper Darby Sr. High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 3,986 students
Rank: #33.
Primos Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
861 Bunting Ln
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
(610) 622-6755
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: #44.
Hillcrest Elementary School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Bond Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 853-4520
Grades: K-5
| 598 students
Rank: #55.
Walter M Senkow Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
15 East Lamont Avenue
Glenolden, PA 19036
(610) 957-5114
Grades: 1-5
| 271 students
Rank: #66.
Garrettford Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3830 Garrett Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 626-9168
Grades: 1-5
| 554 students
Rank: #77.
Highland Park Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8301 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 853-4530
Grades: 1-5
| 705 students
Rank: #88.
Westbrook Park Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
199 Westbrook Dr
Clifton Heights, PA 19018
(610) 626-9363
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #99.
Charles Kelly Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3400 Dennison Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 638-1070
Grades: 1-5
| 339 students
Rank: #1010.
Drexel Hill MiddleSchool
(Math: 9% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3001 State Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 853-4580
Grades: 6-8
| 1,324 students
Rank: #1111.
Beverly Hills MiddleSchool
(Math: 9% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Garrett Rd
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 626-9317
Grades: 6-8
| 1,537 students
Rank: #1212.
Bywood Elementary School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Avon Rd
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 352-6842
Grades: 1-5
| 667 students
Rank: #1313.
Stonehurst Hills Elementary School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
7051 Ruskin Ln
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 626-9111
Grades: 1-5
| 488 students
Rank: n/an/a
3200 State Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 284-7992
Grades: K
| 579 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Upper Darby SD School District?
Upper Darby SD School District manages 14 public schools serving 12,302 students.
What is the rank of Upper Darby SD School District?
Upper Darby SD School District is ranked #526 out of 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Upper Darby SD School District?
48% of Upper Darby SD School District students are Black, 19% of students are White, 15% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Upper Darby SD School District?
Upper Darby SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Upper Darby SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,506 is less than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 14 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 12,302 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 82% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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