I was watching Inside the Actor's Studio and Colin Firth was being interviewed. He mentioned that he had been living in Missouri for middle school. The interviewer asked if the American kids thought he was "exotic" (Mr. Firth is British). He looked sad and said, "No, more like a freak."
Mr. Darcy was sitting in some 7th grade class in 1972 and the kids there thought he was a freak? Speaking for all 7th grade girls at that time, I say no.
He went back to England for high school.