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Danville Area Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 25 students

 
 

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Posted October 5, 2009

They produce the brightest kids in Central Pennsylvania!


Posted October 5, 2009

Danville Area is my Alma Mater. As far as I know, we have the only high school Graduations where both sexes wear the same color caps and gowns. (If anyone wonders, they're royal violet with orange sashes.) As superficial as this may seem, it shows modern equality in ways that other high schools don't, and it reinforces preparation for colleges. (Most universities don't change cap and gown colors based on sex. It's only that most high schools do.) In addition, a 2007 US News and World Report study rated Danville High among the best 5% of all American public high schools. As an Alumnus of Danville Area (Class of 2008), I see no reason not to be proud to be an Ironman.


Posted November 15, 2007

This school has top notch learning experiences and great sports!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

We consider ourselves very fortunate, indeed, to live in this school district. I have two children who have been given an excellent education through Danville Schools. Their individual needs were recognized and met, they were challenged and given wonderful learning opportunities. More needs to be done to recognize and embrace diversity. Experts need to be consulted to bring programs to celebrate differences and recognize and address sexism and oppression.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female48%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 1% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Walnut St
Danville, PA 17821
Phone: (570) 271-3268

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