Archbishop Prendergast High School in Upper Darby Township, PA - Niche

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  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
    Private, Religious
  • Religion
  • Reviews
    39 3.7
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Archbishop Prendergast High School is a private Catholic school in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania. It has 1,287 students in grades 9-12. There have been 39 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

401 N Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 259-0265

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 39 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Everyone is very supportive of new club ideas and wants to be involved in them.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: The resources and Facilities at our school are great, they are very helpful and readily available to answer any questions you might have. College prep courses are very excellent because we offer actual college level courses that earn you credits before you get into college. Tutoring is always available as well for every student.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: All in all, the school is doing fairly well in there workload, curriculum, scheduling process, and special study options. The teachers try their hardest with the curriculum, it is just the students of the school that do not take it seriously and brush it off.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: There are cliques at my school, but weird cliques that are hard to actually fit into. Everyone is either friends from their old school or just meeting and made their own group. Acceptance in our school is hard because we have these groups that are hard to categorize yourself in. In regards to ethnic/racial diversity, it is very diverse in the student body but not very diverse in teachers. There isn't one African American teacher working there. We do have a very diverse student body though which consists of students from all over especially Asia, mostly. Sexual orientation is a hidden thing in our school because it is a catholic school. If a kid is of a different orientation, they may hide it because of the judgement that might ensue.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The health and safety policies for certain things are taken seriously. Bullying is still an issue in our school but is handled if reported. Personal safety is okay as well as special security measures, if we need it. The school nurse is good at handling serious issues but if it is serious there is a hospital right up the road from our school. Our health and safety issues are taken care of most of the time.

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Monsignor Bonner High School 0 mi. 1,282
4.00 Friends Central School 2 mi. 887
3.66 The Haverford School 5 mi. 991
2.00 Cardinal O'Hara High School 4 mi. 1,386
4.00 The Shipley School 5 mi. 837

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Archbishop Prendergast High School United States Cardinal O'Hara High School Friends Central School Monsignor Bonner High School The Haverford School The Shipley School
White 73.0% 51.6% 76.0% 76.0% 86.0% 88.0% 84.0%
African American 23.0% 15.2% 16.0% 12.0% 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 21.6%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 26.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% It's community
  • 40% The acceptance and love of the school community

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% All the students act like a family.
  • 33% Uniforms allow students to arrive as equals
  • 17% Amount of love the students have for the school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Love, Caring, Compassion, Friendship, God
  • 40% Confidence, competence, compassion

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Just be yourself, everyone is accepted
  • 50% Branch out - don't exclusively keep old friends

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.