June 12, 2015
Danbury High School is a good school where your student can definitely get a decent education. They will have to work for it though because with roughly 3,000 students, the few counselors they have are spread far too thin to be able to individually help every student. Most of the teachers are good and genuinely care about the students, but there are some that should probably be replaced. You will need to work with your student to help them understand the difference and, if they get a "bad" teacher, help them learn to cope with the additional challenges. There are occasional fights, but definitely not "every day" and always pretty easy to avoid if you want to stay out of trouble. The cafeteria is mediocre, but with multiple "stations" (i.e. sandwich, burgers, pizza, hot lunch), the kids can usually find something to eat. Lots of extra-curriculars (theater, music, sports), very diverse categories of courses available (culinary arts, languages, theater, art, graphic design, photography, programming, robotics, trades, honors level, AP, etc). Athletic programs are well run and they have trainers on hand in case of injury and secondary insurance to cover anything not covered by your medical coverage. The school has a LOT to offer, but you have to be willing to take the time to find out what is available and either go after it or make it known that you want it. If you sit back and expect it to be handed to you, you will end up with a very basic education and not have very much fun.
- submitted by a parent