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Danville Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 820 students


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Posted October 27, 2011

I graduate this year (2012) and recently moved here from Avon in February to finish off my Junior year. This school is the worst school I've been too and I've been too a few since we always move. The teachers are some of the most undisciplined, lazy teachers I've ever had. Some don't start class for 5-10min and my junior year ICP teacher didn't start until 30 minutes after class, he just sat there on his computer. My history teacher just gave us note worksheets everyday, NEVER taught us, just went over the note sheets the day after and let us use notes on every test. My P.E. teacher constantly talked down about us and yelled at us for no reason. There are a few good teachers, as in like 2? But that's it. Now to talk about the students.. My classmates are some of the most racist people I've ever met. This also this applies to the town as a whole I would love to rant about how racist this school is but I won't. Since it's a small school, it's hard to make friends anyway because everyone knows each other and has their little groups. My parents only moved out here because we couldn't find a house where we wanted to live and we needed a place soon so we moved out here. 1/5 stars.

Posted January 21, 2008

I moved here from Indianapolis and I don't plan on leaving. My kids have done great in this school system. The teachers are wonderful and care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 16, 2006

We moved our son here from Avon. He has done a wonderful change and I would recommend this school to anyone. The teachers are great and VERY helpful. I love the system
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2005

I struggled in some classes, it seemed as if I didn't undertand the teacher would just reteach me the same lesson that I didn't understand. No variety in the 'teaching' staff at all. The school also seemed to be very miss lead, the staff seemed more involved with the sports part of the school than the learning part. My family and I were very displeased with Danville school corporation.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 21, 2004

I graduated from danville in 2001 and this is a great school. I would not put my children in any other school. I was not in sports. I was an b c student. So if your children are needing help they need to ask for it.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 3, 2004

This is an amazing school system. The small town environment is very safe and provides a great atmosphere for my children. They have great sportsmanship and the arts are equally as valuable. This is a great place to be, and we'll be staying here in Hendricks County for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2004

We moved to Danville from another 5 star school corp.and have been very disappointed in the schools,staff,and administration.If you have a child who is average or struggles in some subjects you won't get any help.Class options are very limited and summer school is not an option,kids are...left behind!! Some of the staff should consider new careers and should not be teaching.We want to relocate!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2004

We moved to Danville for the school system and have been very pleased. All three of our children seem to enjoy learning here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

I would not recommend putting a child through this school unless they are a 3rd or 4th generation in that town or extremely athletic. The administration does not show any interest in diversity or ensuring that all students are successful and included.
—Submitted by a former student

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests

Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

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1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 72%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A46%
Special education 9%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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100 Warrior Way
Danville, IN 46122
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Phone: (317) 745-6431


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