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

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,638
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    458 3.7
  • Ranking

Upper Darby Senior High School is a public coed 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 458 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 458 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a plethora of options of extracurriculars for any type of student and very diverse
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers at UD are great helpful and teach well
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: So much to do, and if you don't find something, you can create your own
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Aside from a couple of teachers, all of my teachers have really helped me in any way they can. I have medical conditions which makes my learning experience unique, and they really care if I am okay. With the size and diversity in my school, it makes me love it even more You get such a unique education. I messed up the first survey, there are too many clubs to count
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers really strive to help the students and prepare them for their future. There are only a handful who do not

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

Around Upper Darby Senior High School

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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 Pennsylvania Central High School Conestoga Senior High School North Penn Senior High School Northeast High School Ridley High School
African American 50.0% 15.0% 13.3% 30.0% 3.0% 8.0% 32.0% 9.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 71.2% 25.0% 78.0% 67.0% 19.0% 85.0%
Asian 13.0% 4.8% 3.5% 30.0% 14.0% 18.0% 21.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 9.2% 8.0% 2.0% 4.0% 20.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.7% 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 59 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 34% You learn to accept and respect people
  • 25% Teachers, Friendly environment, Less bullying
  • 15% So much to do
  • 13% Pride we have to be Upper Darby Royals
  • 7% Our homecoming is a competition
  • 6% How well known it is for positive things
  • 1% The experience is the only one found in DELCO

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 44 responses

  • 75% The diversity within the school
  • 14% The amount of students
  • 7% Music and art programs
  • 2% The variety of clubs we have
  • 2% The academics that are more than just math

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 64% Diverse
  • 21% Prepares you for the real world.
  • 13% 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 39 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.