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Danville, VA
Students enrolled: 1,363

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701 Broad St
Danville, VA 24541

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(434) 799-6410
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February 25, 2015
This is a great school and the teachers and administrators do a fine job. My son is getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2011
GWHS is the most horrible school in the city limits!!! The principal and staff there trys to go overboard ruling your child! Religion is not suppose to be in school, but if your not a christian they will do everything they can to get your child out the door!!! Take it from me, i've had three children go there and i have took them out and sent to another school.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2009
Not only am I a parent of a child who attends GW, but I am also a former teacher. I rate GW as tops in the area. I must say that the teachers are great, the administration is tops, and the school is very safe. Principal Carter is very alert thanks to the Danville Police Department with what is going on in the community and how it impacts the school climate. While there are those who feel the security, gates, and cameras are extreme, I feel better as a parent and former teacher knowing they are there. Based on stereotypes and how we tend to label people and schools, one would have never thought Columbine or Virginia Tech would have been sights for tragedy. Proactive is always the best policy. What do these schools have now, security and cameras. Students are able to get a diverse and great education.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2009
This is not a good school at all. Go to Galileo if you want a good education.

- submitted by a community member

December 14, 2008
I am the parent of two daughters, one of whom graduated from GW in June (and who is now a college freshman, doing very well at a challenging university), and one who started as a freshman this year. GW provides an outstanding college prep program and the most varied and exceptional extracurricular activites of any school in the area. The school is safe, and filled with many wonderful faculty members. I also like that the school is very diverse; my children have had the opportunity to become friends with teenagers who are from every socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and religious background. They learn to respect one another and to work together - as one example, just look at the award-winning marching band.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2008
GW is a school that has past its prime. The administration is weak and the superintendent even weaker. Security is the only thing good about the school. The once great GW is but a tarnished has been as it slowly sinks deeper. Only an overhaul of the administration and school board could save this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2005
As a former student I have the perspective to compare what GW was when I attended and what it is now. GW has always been a school that has made a lot from a little. We never get the best when it comes to funding but I know, particularly while I attended, GW was still one of the top high schools in VA, if not number 1! There are various activities that student's can choose to be a part of to enrich their high school life and ALL of these activities area continuing tradition of success. There are also many different academic routes that students can choose to best fit their interests and concerns. GW and the Danville community have a lot of potential and often realize that potential in very surprising ways!

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2005
I was a parent who was a bit reluctant to send my child to GW because I had heard so many rumors of how unsafe it is. My son will be graduating in June-in his 4 years at GW, he has never been in an unsafe situation. Just like in life, a lot depends on the people you surround yourself with- if you take the upper-level courses with other kids who want to be there, you shouldn't have any problems. If a child is serious about their education and parents are involved, its possible to get a good education. The AP classes/teachers are fantastic and there is such a variety of extracurricular activities that everyone should be able to find something that interests them.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2004
I'm a student that goes to GW High School and from my point of view, the school isn't the best high school but it's the best in Danville. A lot of people say the school is unsafe and the students that go there aren't getting education. The school has great teachers that do the job and most of the classes are well-kept. The school activities vary so nobody is left out of interest. The guidelines are followed but a little too strict. The safety is ok but as said, the gates around the school need to go because it's an obstacle in the way of escape from danger. My overall viewing of this school is about 4-stars.

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2004
I am a former student at G.W and it was not the most serene environment but it was school. As a teenager the cameras and security guards at every turn and corner were kind of scary and uncomfortable. Although the high security was probably needed, it doesnt make the students feel any more safe, just violated.

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2004
I feel that GW would be alright if it wasn't for all the security. For instance the gates, which is a fire hazord and they don't even unlook if we have a fire drill. I recently heard they were going to get rid of Ms.Hoffman, but as a student I feel that she is a great principle that they need to keep. The laws they make are kind of silly like for instance on Valentine's day they want if let u take balloons on the bus which isn't hurting anyone. Then at lunch when its cold outside they don't want you to anywhere else but the cafeteria, but Gw is a big school and all of us cannot fit into that cafeteria.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2003
This school has good teachers, but a terrible environment for a child to work in. The school is full of dangerous people and becomes more and more like a penitentiary every day. The school has brand new cameras and tall fences(Which have done no good), but ten year old books.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2003
GWHS is a great High School. Supportive staff and great students. The GWHS Marching Band is the highlight of the school!! GW is definitely the place to go if you move to Danville.

- submitted by a community member

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George Washington High School
701 Broad St, Danville, VA  24541
(434) 799-6410
Last modified George Washington High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George Washington High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top