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80 High School Ln
Darien, CT 06820

(203) 655-3981
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September 13, 2013
Besides our lack of school spirit and lack of diversity, I think DHS is an amazing school. And it has a lot to do with the teachers. Yes there are some teachers that are strict and pile on the work, but most of them are really great. I can honestly say that I loved all my teachers including the ones this year that I barely know yet. I know I can go to them to talk about anything, and I think they do a terrific job at relating with the students and making classes fun and interesting. Our sports teams are unbelievable (except for maybe boys basketball- sorry guys). And we have so many different clubs that it's impossible for you not to fit in anywhere. And about the diversity thing, I know it looks really bad how 96% of our school is white, but I don't necessarily think that makes the students discriminate against other races. And in my core friend group (8 people), we have heights from 4"11' - 6"0', races from Black to Asian to Italian to German to Irish, and religions from Mormon to Catholic to Presbyterian to Atheist. My friends and I are very diverse and so I think I've personally been affected by the "Darien Bubble". I just know that I love it here :)

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June 23, 2011
Darien High School has excellent teachers who are extremely qualified in their subject of expertise. The school helped me with all my accommodations and provided an excellent work environment for me. The school offers a wide range of courses, clubs, and activities.

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February 21, 2011
To the parent who was embarrassed about the spelling and grammar of a "student" posting... You don't suppose it was fake? It isn't the poor spelling as much as the content that arouses suspicion - "it's great, we have no good sports teams" - what student would write that about their school if they are happy about it? Just a thought...

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December 08, 2010
Great school. The teachers are enthusiastic, and while not all of the students are dedicated to their work, the strict and difficult curriculum forces them to learn and improvise.

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September 10, 2010
I went to DHS. I thought some of the teachers were actually mean to the students because it was obviously they assumed everyone in Darien was rich. In actuality, a lot of people here are not as wealthy as you think. There can be great teachers but it just depends on who you have. My brother and I both had teachers that were malicious and evil but then again, that's life. Also, when I went there the principal at the time had an 'affair' with one of the hot soccer moms. Go figure. Overall, I felt that they prepared me for college well and that I got a great education. I feel like I know a little something about everything and it is clear that my education was night and day compared to Los Angeles public school districts. Don't send your kid to Boarding school and you'll be ok.

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August 10, 2010
They must have a really "defiant" education with out capitilaZation AND run onsentence structure taught so good. ...I am embarrassed that a student posting was so poorly written. Obviously no one edited that entry, Out of the mouths of babes...

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November 15, 2009
Incredible teaching staff

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February 20, 2008
Brand new physical plant and excellent teaching staff make Darien high School top-notch. In addition to standardized test scores that far exceed national and state averages, DHS offers about 60 AP courses, and the passage rate for those courses is an astonishing 96%. This is an excellent academic institution.

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January 30, 2008
even though not many of us have spirit for our school, i defiantly know that this school is better than most public schools out there. we always have someone watching over us, and there is always someone to help us when we need it. not only that but the teachers are great and extremely helpful! if you are thinking of moving to darien i defiantly recommend it rather than any other school close by. not many of our sport teams our great either but we sure have a great education and the teachers know what there doing!

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January 30, 2008
Best school in state most likey- wonderful students-grat teachers!

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July 07, 2007
Wealthy area=strong school! I am a relative of two students at Darien high school. I live with these students and have watched them move through the Darien public school system from elementary all the way through high school. There is no doubt that Darien high school is an excellent public school and ideal in hard core academics and athletics. However, I believe that the two boys that I have known have suffered because of the lack of diversity at the school. The lack of diversity is a huge problem in that it allows for ignorant racist attitudes to flourish unacknowledged.

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March 02, 2006
Incredible school, many opportunities offered. Variety of classes, variety of extracurricular activies. Great intellectual challenge overall.

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February 05, 2006
Excellent school - high percentage of parent involvment - Brand new facility

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October 06, 2004
Darien High School is a grat school to get a great education, and also to play sports with a great athletic program I do not know how you could ever lose by going here.

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Darien High School
80 High School Ln, Darien, CT  06820
(203) 655-3981
Last modified Darien High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Darien High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top