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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Danbury School District is a public school district located in Danbury, CT. It has 11,507 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
776 responses
Average ACT
28
72 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,507
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,312/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$71,672
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,600
National
$184,700

Danbury School District Reviews

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Danbury High School is truly what you as a student makes of it. With a variety of clubs, arts, sports, and extracurriculars, DHS has a way for every student to get involved. The administrators are passionate about what they do and reflect student feedback to make DHS a positive experience for the students. As students, we know our best interests are in the Principals mind as he works endlessly and passionately to make DHS the best it can be for attendees. Overall, SAT and college prep could be better emphasized within the curriculum. But the diverse and interesting classes offered at a variety of difficulty levels prepare students, nonetheless, for life after graduation. I am lucky to have formed strong friendships and relationships with my peers and teachers and believe that the "cons" of DHS have taught me values and lessons that I will take with me to college. I am thankful for DHS and all that it has done for me, GO HATTERS!
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What I really liked about the Danbury School District is the emphasis on diversity that was placed within the schools. Additionally, I really enjoyed the activities and clubs that were offered throughout my high school career; there was always something for everybody and even if there wasn't a club or activity someone wasn't particularly interested in, they could create their own!
It's pretty decent, but could be better for the high student count. If there was just a little more money for the school, it would be tremendously better. Unfortunately, these funds are not available. However, it is a very diverse school, and the teachers are great. Academics are good, especially if you try, but there are not many of the best universities that look at Danbury. (Usually one student accepted per ivy/esteemed university.) The elementary schools are a great learning environment, and you can have great advantages if you circumnavigate it correctly.