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

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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 437 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 437 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: I was greatful to get the handson experience needed to graduate at a well known public school.
    • High School Freshman
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I am apart of many different parts of the music organization and it is the best organization I could have joined. The students an faculty apart of the organization is amazing. They create a very safe, professional environment. I have also made many great friends.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall, and especially in the foundations and groups I am in at my school, I have felt very welcome and loved. no matter what I feel like I am in safe hands. Even at practices there is a very professional, hard working environment. I would not trade it for the world, because that would be trading in all of the great memories I have made so far. I would hate to lose those life changing memories.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Teachers: My teachers are constantly worrying about which students need help and if any students don't understand. This creates a very good environment for me, especially when I am the student who does not understand. They use many examples so it is easier to understand lessons. I never have to worry about what my grade is because I can always ask . I think they are all pretty great.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Sometimes it depends on the teacher you have and the class and also how you participate and carry yourself inside the class. If you disrupt the teacher during class and don't do the things teachers ask when they ask then that might be a reason some teachers might no want to help that particular student.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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


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%


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 52 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 36% You learn to accept and respect people
  • 26% Teachers, Friendly environment, Less bullying
  • 14% So much to do
  • 13% Pride we have to be Upper Darby Royals
  • 7% Our homecoming is a competition
  • 3% 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 38 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 41 responses

  • 61% 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 33 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% 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.