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Posted June 21, 2014
- a parent
This past year at Danville has been a very difficult one for the community. A young, inexperienced HS principal, an older experienced elementary principal, and a last-year before retirement superintendent did not mesh together at all. It seemed as though there was a great deal of support for the elementary principal, who brought in many new ideas and gave the K-6 teachers a lot of help. At the same time, the HS principal and superintendent were charged by police with bad practices, and the school board allowed all sorts of administrative problems to occur. Lots of staff and teachers seem very upset with how things are going. We now have to start yet again (fourth time in 7 years I think) with two new principals and a new superintendent. I hope my children get the appropriate leadership at Danville that they deserve; they did have it with the prior elementary principal, but she resigned, I think because of all that happened this past year. Whatever school gets her will be very lucky.
I love the how Danville has opened so many doors for him and have welcomed him with open arms . Danville school is very organized has great community that are all was ready to help and work together for the better of the children and community!
Danville School has the potential of being a great school as changes are currently taking place. There is a lack of discipline because teachers have not been supported by the current high school principal. A new administration has been put in place for next year and I see that as an excellent start. Holding teachers and students accountable is what this school needs. This school has excellent support by the community. As changes are made to the curriculum and method of teaching, I see Danville becoming a 5 in the next few years.
Danville School is an outstanding Pre K- 12 grade school. My children will have had 15 years of a consistent schooling experience. This school keeps up with the changing times in education, and it is expected that every child will learn. The staff is engaging in coursework to keep current with technology, teaching strategies, and curriculum development. They are very fortunate to have a new principal who is leading the school in a forward direction.
This school is known in the Northeast Kingdom for being a top-rated school. The staff are very pleasant and the facility is up to par with that of a much more populated area school. We previously were in a more surburban area and this school is just as good - if not better due to the closer community.
Teachers are well-educated and caring. School has many extra curricular activities and events. People choose to live in Danville specifically to send their children to this school. Basically, your child will get a wonderful education in a safe, rural setting.
I disagree with the above review. This is a great small school. The Danville School sends graduates to some of the best private and public colleges in the country. Transportation to AP and Votech classes is provided by the school if requested. AP classes are now taught by staff in person. The other rating sounds like a disgruntled parent.
This is a good basic rural school district that tries to do the best it can with the monies provided by the local taxpayers and the state. High School - The AP courses are on a video cassette in an independent study situation. Some of the advanced high school students go to a nearby state college for courses, but the student needs to provide his/her own transportation. Vocational courses are offered at a nearby vocational center, and the student really needs to get there by own transportation. The elementary school is excellent, the middle level is not as good as it could be. Algebra is not offered to middle school students as of this writing. Discipline is an issue as we get some tuition students who have been allowed to withdraw from other districts rather than be expelled. The community is very supportive, friendly and caring.