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Upper Darby Senior High School is a public school in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania. It has 3,678 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 53% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 356 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 356 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is one of the largest in the nation and is full of people from different countries. I just believe that no other school could offer a student the experience you gain everyday from being in an environmental filled with hundreds of different cultures around you.
    • High School Junior
    • N/A
    Food: I do not go to lunch since I take so many classes. Instead, I eat during my choir class which is perfectly fine with me. In response to this, I honestly don't know what the options are for lunch since I have always brought my lunch.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: This is one topic I don't know a lot about. What I do know is that discipline is heavily enforced at my school. In the beginning of the school, expectations are given out for how you should act and dress for school. In addition, a list of punishments are given out so each crime has a suitable consequence that everyone is aware of.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: School spirit is something that Upper Darby is certainly not lacking and even though some of our equipment is not as new as some other schools, we are able to make do with what we have. Our faulty created the "varsity club" in the efforts to boost student attendance to sporting events and in return, it has payed off nicely. For example, at the senior night of our school's wrestling team last month, the gym was packed with adoring fans cheering on our players. Our extra encouraged must have helped since the team was able to take home the central league championship!
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Since Upper Darby is such a huge school, it requires an enormous amount of teachers and administrators to keep it running properly. Despite teachers having so many students to attend to, most of the teachers are still able to offer personal help to struggling students, and be easy to relate to. Upper Darby teachers can easily be described in one word; passionate. I cannot think of many other schools that have teachers with the devotion to their student's in the way that this school does. Most of our educators take great pride in their work and in turn, they receive a thirst for knowledge from their students.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Ridley High School 5 mi. 2,061
4.33 Central High School 9 mi. 2,360
4.33 Conestoga Senior High School 11 mi. 2,053
2.66 Northeast High School 13 mi. 3,075
1.66 Lincoln High School 14 mi. 1,858

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


Male 51%
Female 48%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 24.9%
Grade 12 23.5%

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 30 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 65% You learn to accept and respect people
  • 35% Teachers, Friendly environment, Less bullying

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 76% Bad reputation that is not truthful.
  • 24% Random reasons that we be on the news.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 65% The diversity within the school
  • 24% The amount of students
  • 6% The variety of clubs we have
  • 6% Music and art programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 76% Diverse
  • 18% Crowded
  • 6% Success is the key to life.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% The center is a great resource
  • 35% Everyone is royalty at Upper Darby high
  • 18% Ask for help at the office

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 11 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% 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.