A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
600 Walnut St
Danville, PA 17821
Telephone
(570) 271-3268
Website

Danville Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
106 responses
Average ACT
27
14 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies, sporting events
    43%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Student sections
    14%
  • Art Class (Ceramics)
    7%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
606
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,367/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Danville Area Senior High School Reviews

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Even though Danville Area Senior High School seems to me to have one of the least diverse student bodies, the academics offered at the school are great: numerous AP and honor courses guided by some teachers who truly care about your personal progress in their classes; the same idea applies to the clubs and activities at Danville Area Senior High School as well although it would great if some students did not hold multiple offices across different clubs to give other students a chance to participate in a leadership role. Another big complaint about Danville Area Senior High School is its quality of food; even though I have never bought lunch there, from what I have observed, the food isn't all that great.
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I enjoyed attending high school in Danville. The guidance counselors and several teachers were extremely helpful in preparing me for college. I took several AP courses in high school which gave me a feel for college and more credits before my first year. I participated in band and track. Both activities were taken very seriously at Danville high school. The school lacked diversity. This made it difficult to transition from a small high school to a large public university with over 12,000 students. The school also lacked well-rounded teachers. Certain departments like math and english excelled in preparing kids and producing high scores on standardized testing. Other departments like the sciences seemed to fall behind. In all of my science courses over the four years I never felt prepared to discuss or explain the material. Reading textbooks seemed more helpful than the person in front of the chalkboard.
Danville is a close niche town and so is the school. Even if somebody doesn't know your name, they recognize your face. There are a ton of great teachers who are willing to help you in and out of school. Many teachers are also very involved in the school sports. The entire town is a football town and promenade is an event where the town comes out to see all the dressed up high schoolers of the town.