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801 Ashland Ave
Glenolden, PA 19036

(610) 522-4375
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September 20, 2015
I live in this district and wanted to go and tour Darby township school before I registered my son. I couldn't even get anyone to return my phone calls. Given all the bad things that have happened at this school, I registered him at Holy Cross and we have our house on the market.

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2015
I have a 5th grader and 1st grader that goes to DTS. They love all their teachers and they are wonderful. Especially Mrs.Rowe! But I don't agree with the Principle at this school neither. Mrs.M. Today for example. It was 16 degrees out and she had all the children standing outside. It was freezing and kids were throwing snow at each other. And there were no teachers outside to watch the kids. I did leave the Principle a VM message but she never got to me. So hopefully something gets done about this. Thank you

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2013
This school is by far the worse school in the history of schools. Teachers lack communication skills with parents, students lack respect for teachers and other students. This use to be one of the best school district's in Delaware County not anymore. I can't remember the last time they met the AYP. Test scores overall are poor, kids reading on lower levels than they should. Parents are disgusted because we are left with limited choices to send our children to a better school. They still have some good teacher but it's only so much they can do.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2013
A message from GreatSchools:. We are sorry to learn from news reports this week that Bailey O Neill, a 6th grader from the Darby Township School has died, two months after a fight at the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Darby Township school community. Out of respect for the family and school at large, we are temporarily suspending the publication of new comments submitted by the public about this school. You may still submit 'reviews' but please be advised that they will be held and subject to review by our moderators for consideration at a later date. All reviews must adhere to our guidelines. Again, all of us here at GreatSchools, send our sincere condolences and sympathy to those affected by this tragedy.

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2012
Teachers are wonderful & very helping. The district is very on top of things as far as kids not living in the district but going to this school

- submitted by a parent
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June 25, 2008
Teachers try, but SAFETY is a HUGE issue. I think that they are teaching our children to 'TAKE TESTS' instead of teaching them what they need for life. I wish there was a charter school in our area that I could send my child to.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2008
Transferred my kids from Springfield and my he kids love DTS! The staff is excellent and caring.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2007
DTS is a very poorly run school. The district and the school board should be ashamed of themselves for what they have done to the district. My children used to love going to school and were eager to learn, but now they hate the school and want to move and go to another school. The teachers do the best they can, but so many of the kids that go there are out of control and have no respect for anyone, least of all authority. The school is in desperate need of help.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2007
This is new to me since my grand-daughter is attending DTS for the first time this year. So far I am very unhappy with the staff and the food served in the lunch room.

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January 17, 2007
District limits what can be done for the children there. Lots of lack of control especailly with the busing. There are many staff memebrs who really care and some that are so over burdened it takes from their teaching. The district needs to get more involved.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
This school was a great neighborhood school until the school board decided to change everything! Now its over crowed and most of the children are bused in. Its really sad to watch a great school fall apart!

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2006
DTE is a great school, my kids have raised there grades since attending DTE. They also have more confidance in thereselves.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2006
I think it is a great school. I have never had a problem. It will be very sad if the School Board takes that away from this community.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2003
Excellent school. Teachers are very dedicated and knowledgable, principal is keeping order throughout, and test scores are greatly improving. Learning is individualized -students receive a lot of attention.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2003
At first I was leery about sending my children to this school district because of all the bad things I heard about it. Much to my supprise, it turned out to be a great school.My children just completed there first year at DTE after going to catholic school for a few years. They both seem to really like it a lot better than catholic school. My one child has ADHD and the teachers were very willing to work with him. The principle Mrs. Watson would inquire about my children's progress every time she would see me. My other child on the other hand really excelled in school and she was given extra work that would present a challenge for her so she did not get bored. Over all, the teachers are very willing to work with the kids and keep there best interest in mind. Looking forward to another great year.

- submitted by a parent
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Darby Twp School
801 Ashland Ave, Glenolden, PA  19036
(610) 522-4375
Last modified Darby Twp School is a Public school that serves grades 1-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Darby Twp School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top