UPPER DARBY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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601 N LANSDOWNE AVE
DREXEL HILL, PA 19026
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Phone: 610-622-7000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Upper Darby School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 810.5
  • Number Students: 3242
  • Number Teachers: 300
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6472
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Edward Roth
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (33 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-05
    "Well, UDHS is today what it always has been a microcosm of the real world. The student body is not overwhelmingly lily white and there is a significant gap in socioeconomic status. You can t get any closer to mirroring what the real world looks like. It s a great school for kids who want to achieve. UDHS has the resources and is full of motivated teachers who are more than willing to help out the students in any way. Here s the rub the sheer number of students can be overwhelming. To add to that dynamic, the number of unmotivated students are a drag on resources, test scores and are a burden for the students who want to learn. Our student loved UDHS for the first two years, great teachers and opportunities. But staying motivated in an environment where an incredible number of students simply don t care has worn thin. Just to be clear, the problem at UDHS is a student (the disaffected ones) and a parenting issue (i.e. other parents not instilling a good work ethic and desire to learn). UDHS has a track record of providing a quality education. But just like the real world you need to want it and work for it. Why 3 stars - over crowding is killing the school district"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-10
    "This school has more classes and better offerings than many of the surrounding districts. Most people do not do their research in terms of curriculum and therefore are unaware of the resources available to them in UDHS. Yes, the school is very crowded. Yes, there are plenty of disengaged students who do not care about themselves, their education or others. BUT is this the fault of the school or their home/upbringing? I am a graduate of UDHS. My stepson graduated and did exceptionally well. My daughter is graduating in 2 years. She is doing an outstanding job. We are involved in our children's education. We engage with the school, teachers, board, and community. Like most things, it is what you make of it. UDHS struggles from overcrowding and a high volume of diversity which challenges them when state tests determine funding and ratings. Anyone who says this is not a good school simply does not do his/her research and most likely is not someone who is actively involved in promoting change in this community. Stop buying into the negative media that brings our kids down. Take advantage of the wonderful resources available and help make UDHS better than ever. It is a great school!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-15
    "I have had 5 kids attend the Upper Darby Schools and they did very well. Like all school districts right now there are challenges, but this is a very good school, teachers are outstanding and the arts education is really excellent."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-04
    "This is one ofthe worst schools. It is over crowded. The special needs program is horrible. They do not teach these children or include them in anything. The special needs teachers are horrible and most of them are set in the old school mind frame that these children cannot do anything. This school security is also horrible. As the UD police dept said before if this was a bar it would of been closed down a lone time ago. Tax dollars waisted!!!! JUST HORRIBLE and SAD."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-23
    "I believe Upper Darby high school is not the best school for your child especially if they come from a different ethical group. Students judge other students very crucially. If a student is an honors students then this school isn't that bad, but the math teachers here make it very hard for the students forcing them to put they're entire focus in it. I have a child that goes to this school who was struggling in math but he was unable to receive any help. But my daughter was doing great but because she couldn't fit a few classes in her scheduled she decided to move down in one subject. It was only an accelerated class but she was surrounded by student that just didn't care while she had a 99 throughout the class the others had 40s. The students that are motivated do great but there are too many students that just don't care."
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