Upper Darby Senior High School

601 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Upper Darby Senior High School serves 3,717 students in grades 9-12.
Upper Darby Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Upper Darby Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Upper Darby Senior High School's student population of 3,717 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 240 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,717 students
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Total Classroom Teachers240 teachers
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School Comparison

Upper Darby Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Upper Darby Senior High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1534 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
50%
15%
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White
26%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.53
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Graduation Rate
83%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUpper Darby School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Upper Darby Senior High School is Penn Wood High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Drexel Hill Middle School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Drexel Hill Drexel Hill Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,365 student
    0.5 miles
    3001 State Rd
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    (610) 853-4580
    0.5 6-8 1,365
  • Upper Darby Beverly Hills Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,462 student
    0.6 miles
    1400 Garrett Rd
    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    (610) 626-9317
    0.6 6-8 1,462
  • Drexel Hill Upper Darby Kdg Center
    Grades: K | 604 students
    0.6 miles
    3200 State Rd
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    (610) 284-7992
    0.6 K 604
  • Upper Darby Highland Park Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 795 students
    0.8 miles
    8301 West Chester Pike
    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    (610) 853-4530
    0.8 1-5 795
  • Drexel Hill Hillcrest Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 721 students
    0.8 miles
    2601 Bond Ave
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    (610) 853-4520
    0.8 K-5 721

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Absolutely amazing place to prepare you for the real world. From academics to extracurriculars Upper Darby does not get enough credit.
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5  
A great place to prepare for life.
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