Darien High School

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80 High School Ln

Darien, CT 06820

(203) 655-3981

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,371

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Darien High School

Besides our lack of school spirit and lack of diversity, I think DHS is an amazing school. And it has a lot to do with the teachers. Yes there are some teachers that are strict and pile on the work, but most of them are really great. I can honestly say that I loved all my teachers including the ones ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/13/13

Darien High School has excellent teachers who are extremely qualified in their subject of expertise. The school helped me with all my accommodations and provided an excellent work environment for me. The school offers a wide range of courses, clubs, and activities.

Posted by a student on 06/23/11

To the parent who was embarrassed about the spelling and grammar of a "student" posting... You don't suppose it was fake? It isn't the poor spelling as much as the content that arouses suspicion - "it's great, we have no good sports teams" - what student would write that about their school if they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/11

Great school. The teachers are enthusiastic, and while not all of the students are dedicated to their work, the strict and difficult curriculum forces them to learn and improvise.

Posted by a student on 12/08/10

I went to DHS. I thought some of the teachers were actually mean to the students because it was obviously they assumed everyone in Darien was rich. In actuality, a lot of people here are not as wealthy as you think. There can be great teachers but it just depends on who you have. My brother ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/10

They must have a really "defiant" education with out capitilaZation AND run onsentence structure taught so good. ...I am embarrassed that a student posting was so poorly written. Obviously no one edited that entry, Out of the mouths of babes...

Posted by a parent on 08/10/10

Incredible teaching staff

Posted by a student on 11/15/09

Brand new physical plant and excellent teaching staff make Darien high School top-notch. In addition to standardized test scores that far exceed national and state averages, DHS offers about 60 AP courses, and the passage rate for those courses is an astonishing 96%. This is an excellent academic institution.

Posted by a parent on 02/20/08

even though not many of us have spirit for our school, i defiantly know that this school is better than most public schools out there. we always have someone watching over us, and there is always someone to help us when we need it. not only that but the teachers are great and extremely helpful! if you ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/30/08

Best school in state most likey- wonderful students-grat teachers!

Posted by a other on 01/30/08

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Test scores
Test scores for Darien High School

CAPT* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2009
Darien High School
Darien School District
* In 2008-2009 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and mathematics in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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Darien schools — Darien High School is located at 80 High School Ln, Darien CT 06820. 80 High School Ln is in the 06820 ZIP code in Darien, CT The school district for Darien High School is the Darien School District. Darien High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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