Upper Darby Senior High School in Upper Darby Township, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,638
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    442 3.7
  • Ranking

Upper Darby Senior High School is a public school in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania. It has 3,638 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 442 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

601 North Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-7000

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 442 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I met a lot of people. we all together did a lot of assingments.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: All the teachers that i got was awesome
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a variety of extracurriculars. Organizations that help charities, or appeal to your future careers. Usually they are after school, once or even twice a week. And some are held at night like band practices or robotics meetings. People who are dedicated to school are in many types of music programs and clubs and charities.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: In my opinion, I had a good high school experience at UDHS. I would definitely go back because of the teachers I had who dedicated their teachings to better us further. UDHS is unique because of the amazing teachers they have, who are willing to help at any cost. Overall UDHS is unique when it comes to art because they have an amazing art department, which recognizes many talented students.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The Advanced Placement teachers are pretty great, they care the most because A.P/Honors students are the ones in the Top 5% and the ones most likely to succeed. They prepare us greatly for the A.P exams by giving us numerous essays, books and practice tests. Usually the A.P teachers are the most consistent with grades, as they quickly give back feedback and eager to share grades. They also offer a lot of help. If you are not in the A.P/Honors or even Accelerated classes, the teachers are easy going, as they know these people will not really succeed. It depends on the students' attitude though.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Ridley High School 5 mi. 1,894
4.33 Central High School 9 mi. 2,311
4.33 Conestoga Senior High School 11 mi. 2,054
2.66 Northeast High School 13 mi. 3,004
4.33 North Penn Senior High School 19 mi. 3,038

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Upper Darby Senior High School United States Central High School Conestoga Senior High School North Penn Senior High School Northeast High School Ridley High School
African American 50.0% 15.0% 30.0% 3.0% 8.0% 32.0% 9.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 25.0% 78.0% 67.0% 19.0% 85.0%
Asian 13.0% 4.8% 30.0% 14.0% 18.0% 21.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 8.0% 2.0% 4.0% 20.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.0% 0% 0% 5.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 24.4%

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 54 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 35% You learn to accept and respect people
  • 26% Teachers, Friendly environment, Less bullying
  • 14% Pride we have to be Upper Darby Royals
  • 14% So much to do
  • 8% Our homecoming is a competition
  • 4% How well known it is for positive things

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 42% Bad reputation that is not truthful.
  • 20% Random reasons that we be on the news.
  • 15% The ratchedness...
  • 14% The overwhelming amount of students
  • 7% How dirty it is
  • 2% The staff is the problem, not the students.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 74% The diversity within the school
  • 13% The amount of students
  • 8% Music and art programs
  • 3% The variety of clubs we have
  • 3% The academics that are more than just math

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 62% Diverse
  • 24% Prepares you for the real world.
  • 12% Crowded
  • 2% Success is the key to life.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 34% The center is a great resource
  • 31% Everyone is royalty at Upper Darby high
  • 17% Get involved and utilize the centers and teachers
  • 11% Ask for help at the office
  • 3% Making a great day or not the choice is mine
  • 3% Run as soon as the bell rings or youll be late

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 68% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.