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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Danville High School is a public school located in Danville, IL. It has 1,533 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
202 E Fairchild St
Danville, IL 61832
Telephone
(217) 444-1504
Website
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Danville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1140
41 responses
Average ACT
25
94 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$36,410
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Median Home Value
$64,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
41%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Sporting Events
    49%
  • Homecoming/Prom
    32%
  • Musical Concerts
    17%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,533
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,919
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,459/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Danville High School is full of adversity and learning but also violence and crime. At Danville, we have a little bit of everything as far as academics go. We have many AP classes to offer from chemistry to psychology to economics. We also have a wide variety of fuel enrollment courses, honors classes and classes adapted for special needs. We also have many great teachers who are ready to teach and love to be there. They are willing to stay after school to help any student in need. I’m all of these aspects, the high school is amazing. However, you are also likely to hear about or see a fight almost every day. We have had many cases of police coming to the school in order to arrest one of our students. The school does not always feel very safe because of all this crime and chaos. All in all, DHS is a great school for learning and achieving great things but the safety factor there is lacking.
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I’ve been attending Danville High School for the past 4 years and overall it’s a pretty average school. It’s extremely diverse and the lunches are above average which is amazing considering how low our funds are. One downside would have to be how some teachers act, though. Some of them seem to not care about their job or their students which makes things harder at times but besides that I’d recommend this school to anyone in town.
For the most part, I have enjoyed my experience at Danville High School. I would like to see more student safety measures adopted. I would also like to see more clubs introduced to cater to those with different interests. The food in the cafeteria is surprisingly good!