Darien High School is a high school located in Darien, Connecticut. It has 1354 students and 119 teachers and serves grades 9-12.
When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of high schools, Darien High School ranks 4 in the state and 4 for its county.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to determine a school’s academics score. Darien High School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Darien High School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.
School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, Darien High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
An overview of the student body of Darien High School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
In the table below, schools nearby to Darien High School are included. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Darien, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Stamford High School||B-||C+||B+||B-|
|2||The Academy of Information Technology||A-||B+||A-||A|
|3||Brien Mcmahon High School||B-||C+||A||B-|
|5||Center for Global Studies||A||A||N/A||N/A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.