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Danville High School

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Posted August 27, 2014

I grew up in the Danville school system, and the high school is terrible. Here's a breakdown: Pros: small school = more one-on-one time with teachers, who are generally friendly and helpful; a great softball team; low crime area (safe); decent academics Cons: small school = few extracurricular activities; below average lunches (even for schools); poor planning due to some underqualified staff (our "college advisor" didn't know what the ACT is); sports teams and band are below average quality, and few students receive scholarships based on performance; very small-town feel (most people in Danville had parents who grew up in the town, got married, and stayed there, and they aren't as open to "outsiders"). Additional: Almost entirely white school, but no open discrimination was apparent. The majority of teachers are also coaches; this often leads to preferrential treatment of athletes and occasionally an unqualified teacher. Most students are considered to be "rednecks"; they dip, drink, and hunt reguarly.


Posted October 25, 2012

I have been attending this school for 2 years now and all i can say is this.. the kids there love making fun of people for being different, the teachers dont do anything about it its just sad its like they get some kind of joy from padling students please if you care about your kid do not send them here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2011

We moved to the area from out of state and our son goes to the middle school. I was told Danville was progressive and had made alot of changes to improve their curiculium. If so I hate to think what it was like before! Most of everything here says the school is all about sports, well maybe if you are related to everyone, coaches, teachers, ect. But what I have seen is Lack of coaching and more clicks than a Bic ink pen! And that includes the teachers. My son is good at sports but so far he can't get a break. The coaches yell degrading things at the kids and have their picks, no equality, and if a kid isn't the best well forget the coaches working with them to help them get better, that hasn't happened! This years baseball coach at DMS was a joke! Those poor kids didn't have a chance from the start ! I love living in the area, the people are wonderful, but I am very disappointed in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2010

I attended Danville elementary, middle, and high school; and I can honestly say the elementary school was the best school. I was very involved in high school - clubs and sports. However, I was not a "golden child" because I didn't conform to the views of the principal and VP. The principal is infuriating. He hates any kind of change to the school (soccer team). If you're a woman and speak to him for more than five minutes, he gives off the feeling he doesn't think highly of them. Almost half of the teachers are coaches, and I have seen more than one of them torment and provoke students. I was fortunate enough never to be on the receiving end of the taunting. However, there are a few really awesome teachers that can help you through college. And you're definitely going to need their help, because you're not going to be prepared for college. It's a rural education, if you want to go to a big college you're definitely going to have to work extremely hard; you're going to be very behind. I graduated this school with great friends and an OK high school experience, but I had to do a lot of extra work outside of DHS including or I would never have gotten where I am today.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2010

I am a graduate of Danville High and please allow me to discourage you from sending your child here. Never in my life have I heard of teachers tormenting students as much as some of the teachers here. I can actually remember an instance where a coach made a student run around the gym backwards in front of 3/4 of the student population just so he would fall down. It's disgusting. If you play a sport, you are loved by the entire staff. If not, well, you can figure it out. The administration is a joke. If you are part of the group that the principle likes, you can get away with murder. When I started my first year of college I was totally unprepared because Danville is such a joke. Most of the staff graduated from Danville and know they can get away with anything they want. I will definitely not be sending my kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

Okay, in response to some of these reviews: first of all, it's high school. It's not the TEACHER'S job to inform the parent of failing grades but the student's job. I mean they are almost adults so it's their responsibilty to inform their parents of their activity in school. Second of all, Danville does not revolve around football-it's not even our best sport-volleyball and basketball are. Danville's teachers are a mixture-you have those that care and those that don't. The administration is somewat lenient, I'm not going to lie. One thing I wish was different was that the classes had been a little harder, because when I got to college I had no study habits because I never really had to study in high school. School spirit is a non-existance. Overall an alright school. I couldn't have imagined myself going to school anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2009

I am a student at DHS,and I would highly advise you NOT to send you kids to school here.The kids are mostly jocks and all they care about is playing football.That's the only thing this school id centered around is football.And if you don't like football or sports then you are shunned from everybody,and people will make fun of you. We dont have many school clubs,unless you play a sport :P The kids are relentless when the find a new victim to torture.It's really quite awful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I am a graduate of Danville High School and also have children in the Danville school district, including the High School. The majority of Teachers and Administration at Danville are very deficient in progress and making sure that students are aware of the many opportunities that are available for them in many different areas. It is sad that they do not care about the students as they should. There are Teachers and Coaches who make fun of students. The Guidance Counselor has problems with organization. The Principal has issues with releasing funds to be used in areas where they are needed. The Teachers Administration want zero parental involvement unless they can gain from it. Its sad to see how this school has deteriorated over the years. When 90% of the staff went to school at Danville, it might be a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

teachers do not inform parent of failing test grade nor do they all update grades into the iiod.ssts.com . they do not want parent intrusion. parents are not issued a list of clubs or their schedules so only a few have the chance to beef up their college resumes.(sports are always announced). bought property 15 years ago, built a home 10 years ago sent children to danville because 'its the best place to send them'. wish i hadnt. brewer has so much more and is a morgan co. school. look at their web site. danville teacher blog hasnt been updated since 10/08.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I have gone to Danville for 2 years and will graduate in May 2008. Danville is not too accepting of outsiders. The kids don't like to open up to new kids and it is hard to fit in. The principals don't do much around the school and some of the teachers aren't better. Their two favorite forms of punishment are paddling or ISS (in school suspention). Neither teach children lessons. This school is all about the sports and nothing else seems to matter for some. When I have children I am going to make sure that they never go to Danville unless things change. The state really needs to give Danville a good look at for some changes. They need to happen real soon. Also they are a little behind in technology.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

Excellent school. Teachers are very profecient and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

I think that Danville High School offers alot of great things to all of the students. We do take well to outsiders. The principals do not just take up space, without them this school would just quit fuctioning and there is nobody that can do a better job than the one's currently holding the positions!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2007

We moved from out of state, and I wish we could put our son in another school, they do not take well to outsiders. The principal and vice principal are just taking up space, they do not do their job. They do not like parental involvement. This is the worst school my son has ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I attended Danville-Neel Elementary, Danville Middle and Danville High School all so it does not seem like a stretch to say I probably bleed purple and white. Seriously though they are all great schools. I had good experiences with all of them. I am in college now and I have to say I miss the close knit community feel that I always had at Danville. I would recommend it to anyone. Oh, and if you are interested in the high school, make sure your child takes Mrs. Linda Smith. She is a great teacher. She teaches 11th grade history and 12th grade English. I think she may also teach a 11th grade English but I am not positive. She is the best teacher Danville has to get your children ready for college. I highly recommend her.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2005

I think that Danville High School is a good school. My child has gone to Danville schools all of her life and i wouldnt send her anywhere else! The sports - they are rocking especially the V Basketball team! The parent involvement - well it could use a little more help but i guess it is average.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

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Proficient in English99%
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Reading

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Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Poverty92%
Not poverty80%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
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Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Poverty88%
Not poverty77%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
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Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
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Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty98%

Language

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Male81%
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Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
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Free lunch eligible84%
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Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty87%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
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Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty87%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Poverty80%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 58%
Black 2% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9235 Danville Rd
Danville, AL 35619
Phone: (256) 773-9909

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