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Upper Darby High School (UDHS) is the largest high school by enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

Upper Darby High School
Vision Becoming Reality
School type Public
Established 1895
Staff 300
Students 4,200
Colors Purple & Gold
Mascot Royals
Location 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, 19026


UDHS is also the oldest high school in Delaware County, having been established in 1895.The school is a part of the Upper Darby School District. The school has present population of about 4200 students and 300 faculty and staff, it is a very dense school. The population is also diverse, with over 55 nationalities represented. It has a long-established athletic rivalry with neighboring Haverford High School, as well as a long standing football rivalry with Monsignor Bonner High School, located less than a block away. This high school was part of the inspiration for Upper Darby alumna Tina Fey's movie comedy Mean Girls. The mascot of Upper Darby High is the Royal, which is portrayed as a male lion. UDHS's emblem is the royal oak tree. The yearbook is also named the Oak and the school newspaper is called the Acorn. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Drexel Hill is a census-designated place located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Upper Darby School District is a school district of approximately 12,000 students in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania. ... Haverford Senior High School is a public high school in Havertown, Pennsylvania as a part of School District of Haverford Township. ... Monsignor Bonner High School is an all-male Augustinian Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. ... Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American writer, comedian and an Emmy-winning actress. ... Mean Girls is a 2005 film written by (and co-starring) Tina Fey. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Lions in Africa Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ...


Upper Darby High School is home to the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, a nearly 1,800 seat theater that hosts not only school functions, but also between 200 to 400 events annually. During the summer, the arts centers hosts the largest summer theater group in Delaware County: Summer Stage, with over 200 participants in multiple musicals. Harry Dietzler founded the Summer Stage program in 1976.


Notable alumni

  • David McAdam; Class of 1928
  • Kermit Gordon; Class of 1933
    • Former trustee of the Ford Foundation and President of the Brooking Institution
  • Peter Bernardino; Class of 1936
    • National Wrestling Hall-of-famer
  • George Wackenhut; Class of 1937
  • Sterling Volta; Class of 1939
    • Research Scientist, Missile and Space Division of General Electric, listed in American Men of Science, American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World
  • Lloyd Alexander; Class of 1940
    • Fantasy writer, original author of the books upon which Disney's The Black Cauldron was based
  • Robert H. Engrossing; Class of 1942
    • Research ophthalmologist and philanthropist
  • Dick Botticelli; Class of 1942
    • Under the name Dick Richards: drummer for Bill Haley & His Comets 1953-55, singer for The Jodi mars 1955-1958, singer/drummer for The Comets 1989-present; actor 1960s-present
  • Jack Ramsay; Class of 1942
    • NBA coach, Basketball Hall of Fame 1992, Seventh-winningest coach in NBA history
  • Dot Germain Porter; Class of 1943
    • Professional golfer, U.S.G.A. Amateur Champ in 1949, U.S.G.A. Senior Champ in 1977, 1980, 1981.
  • William Wharton; Class of 1943
    • Writer, author of bird, later made into an award-winning movie of the same name directed by Alan Parker
  • Warren E. Grape; Class of 1951
    • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, mentor/teacher of two U.S. Surgeons General, Vice President for PROJECT HOPE, and Medical Director/ Executive Director of the International Center for the Health Sciences.
  • Jim Croce;
    • Singer-songwriter, one Number 1 album
  • Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh; Class of 1961
  • F. Joseph Loeper; Class of 1962
    • Former majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate and convicted felon (now free after serving term in federal prison)
  • Mario J. Civera, Jr.; Class of 1965
    • Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Cindy Dee Holmes; Class of 1966
  • James J. Morris; Class of 1966
  • Todd Rundgren; did not graduate
    • Top ten musician and award-winning record producer
  • William M. Amplitude; Class of 1969
  • Joseph P. Primavera, III, Ph.D.; Class of 1969
    • Diplomate (Forensic Medical Psychology),American Board of Psychological Specialties; Diplomate, American Board of Vocational **Experts; Psychologist,Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center at the Jefferson Heart Institute
  • James D. Houston; Class of 1977
  • Lou Schonder; Class of 1977
    • Director and Founder, earthMed (2007). Director of Medical Programs, Project Open Hearts (2006-07). President, Philadelphia Area Medical Instrumentation Association (1993-94). Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award (2007).
  • Tina Fey; Class of 1988
  • Todd Rucci; Class of 1988
  • Heather Donahue; Class of 1991
  • Stephen Dicolla; Class of 1994
    • World Series Of Poker Winner; 2nd Place On The World Poker Tour
    • Owns the company He Got Game, Inc. Miami, Florida
  • Jason Alexander; Class of 1995
    • 2006 U.S. Army Forces Command’s (FORSCOM) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year
    • "Best Warrior" Competition winner

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This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American company. ... Book cover of The High King Lloyd Chudley Alexander (born January 30, 1924) is the author of a number of fantasy books for children and adolescents, as well as several adult novels. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron in some countries) is the twenty-fifth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Dr. John T. Ramsay (born February 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Wharton (Albert Du Aime) born in 7 november 1925 in Philadelphia is a writer best known for his first novel Birdy. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973), popularly known as Jimmy C. (pronounced JHIM-ee SEE), was an American singer-songwriter. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes, based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... An astrophysicist is a person whose profession is astrophysics. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) is a proprietary collection of software programs, camera systems and custom desks developed by The Walt Disney Company together with Pixar in the late-1980s to computerize the ink and paint and post-production processes of traditionally animated feature films produced by Walt Disney... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (or AAMI) is an organization which promotes knowledge and use of medical instrumentation. ... Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American writer, comedian and an Emmy-winning actress. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90 minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Mean Girls is a 2005 film written by (and co-starring) Tina Fey. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Heather Donahue (born 22 December 1974) is an American actress most famous for her role - under her real name - in the movie The Blair Witch Project. ... 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External links

  • UDHS
  • UDHS Wall of Fame
  • PAC

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Welcome to Upper Darby School District (213 words)
We, the Upper Darby High School faculty, administrators, and staff, are committed to empowering all learners to acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their full potential in an environment that supports our comprehensive and challenging educational program.
UDHS is the oldest high school in Delaware County and one rich in tradition and history.
Upper Darby High School shows a commitment to academic excellence and preparation for college, to athletic achievement, to enrichment in the arts, to placement in the work force, and to providing a variety of educational experiences to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
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