School Details

Danville High School

9235 Danville Rd, Danville, AL 35619
(256) 773-9909
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 354 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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  • Morgan County School District average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Morgan County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Danville High School is a public high school in Hartselle. The principal of Danville High School is Mr Gilmer L Ellis and can be contacted at glellis@morgank12.org. 354 children attend Danville High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 354 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Danville High School is 16:1. Hartselle Area Voc Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 90%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Just your average small town school all these people on here acting like everything needs to be perfect and everyone be nice and get along they haven't realized that this is real life so quit crying about it.

  • (8 months ago)

    Worst school I've ever been to I finally had to leave and continue my education through home school where I'm getting a far better education. Yes home school is harder than Danville! You also notice that all the good reviews are from people who enjoy sports and that's quite pathetic but by all means send your child here if he's good at sports (except football) but if you want your child to have a good education and proper college skills don't. This school is an absolute joke!

  • (10 months ago)

    I grew up in the Danville school system and the high school is terrible. Here's a breakdown Pros small school = more one-on-one time with teachers who are generally friendly and helpful; a great softball team; low crime area (safe); decent academics Cons small school = few extracurricular activities; below average lunches (even for schools); poor planning due to some underqualified staff (our "college advisor" didn't know what the ACT is); sports teams and band are below average quality and few students receive scholarships based on performance; very small-town feel (most people in Danville had parents who grew up in the town got married and stayed there and they aren't as open to "outsiders"). Additional Almost entirely white school but no open discrimination was apparent. The majority of teachers are also coaches; this often leads to preferrential treatment of athletes and occasionally an unqualified teacher. Most students are considered to be "rednecks"; they dip drink and hunt reguarly.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been attending this school for 2 years now and all i can say is this.. the kids there love making fun of people for being different the teachers dont do anything about it its just sad its like they get some kind of joy from padling students please if you care about your kid do not send them here!

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to the area from out of state and our son goes to the middle school. I was told Danville was progressive and had made alot of changes to improve their curiculium. If so I hate to think what it was like before! Most of everything here says the school is all about sports well maybe if you are related to everyone coaches teachers ect. But what I have seen is Lack of coaching and more clicks than a Bic ink pen! And that includes the teachers. My son is good at sports but so far he can't get a break. The coaches yell degrading things at the kids and have their picks no equality and if a kid isn't the best well forget the coaches working with them to help them get better that hasn't happened! This years baseball coach at DMS was a joke! Those poor kids didn't have a chance from the start ! I love living in the area the people are wonderful but I am very disappointed in the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Danville elementary middle and high school; and I can honestly say the elementary school was the best school. I was very involved in high school - clubs and sports. However I was not a "golden child" because I didn't conform to the views of the principal and VP. The principal is infuriating. He hates any kind of change to the school (soccer team). If you're a woman and speak to him for more than five minutes he gives off the feeling he doesn't think highly of them. Almost half of the teachers are coaches and I have seen more than one of them torment and provoke students. I was fortunate enough never to be on the receiving end of the taunting. However there are a few really awesome teachers that can help you through college. And you're definitely going to need their help because you're not going to be prepared for college. It's a rural education if you want to go to a big college you're definitely going to have to work extremely hard; you're going to be very behind. I graduated this school with great friends and an OK high school experience but I had to do a lot of extra work outside of DHS including or I would never have gotten where I am today.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Danville High and please allow me to discourage you from sending your child here. Never in my life have I heard of teachers tormenting students as much as some of the teachers here. I can actually remember an instance where a coach made a student run around the gym backwards in front of 3/4 of the student population just so he would fall down. It's disgusting. If you play a sport you are loved by the entire staff. If not well you can figure it out. The administration is a joke. If you are part of the group that the principle likes you can get away with murder. When I started my first year of college I was totally unprepared because Danville is such a joke. Most of the staff graduated from Danville and know they can get away with anything they want. I will definitely not be sending my kids here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Okay in response to some of these reviews first of all it's high school. It's not the TEACHER'S job to inform the parent of failing grades but the student's job. I mean they are almost adults so it's their responsibilty to inform their parents of their activity in school. Second of all Danville does not revolve around football-it's not even our best sport-volleyball and basketball are. Danville's teachers are a mixture-you have those that care and those that don't. The administration is somewat lenient I'm not going to lie. One thing I wish was different was that the classes had been a little harder because when I got to college I had no study habits because I never really had to study in high school. School spirit is a non-existance. Overall an alright school. I couldn't have imagined myself going to school anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at DHS and I would highly advise you NOT to send you kids to school here.The kids are mostly jocks and all they care about is playing football.That's the only thing this school id centered around is football.And if you don't like football or sports then you are shunned from everybody and people will make fun of you. We dont have many school clubs unless you play a sport P The kids are relentless when the find a new victim to torture.It's really quite awful.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Danville High School and also have children in the Danville school district including the High School. The majority of Teachers and Administration at Danville are very deficient in progress and making sure that students are aware of the many opportunities that are available for them in many different areas. It is sad that they do not care about the students as they should. There are Teachers and Coaches who make fun of students. The Guidance Counselor has problems with organization. The Principal has issues with releasing funds to be used in areas where they are needed. The Teachers Administration want zero parental involvement unless they can gain from it. Its sad to see how this school has deteriorated over the years. When 90% of the staff went to school at Danville it might be a problem.

  • (6 years ago)

    teachers do not inform parent of failing test grade nor do they all update grades into the iiod.ssts.com . they do not want parent intrusion. parents are not issued a list of clubs or their schedules so only a few have the chance to beef up their college resumes.(sports are always announced). bought property 15 years ago built a home 10 years ago sent children to danville because 'its the best place to send them'. wish i hadnt. brewer has so much more and is a morgan co. school. look at their web site. danville teacher blog hasnt been updated since 10/08.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have gone to Danville for 2 years and will graduate in May 2008. Danville is not too accepting of outsiders. The kids don't like to open up to new kids and it is hard to fit in. The principals don't do much around the school and some of the teachers aren't better. Their two favorite forms of punishment are paddling or ISS (in school suspention). Neither teach children lessons. This school is all about the sports and nothing else seems to matter for some. When I have children I am going to make sure that they never go to Danville unless things change. The state really needs to give Danville a good look at for some changes. They need to happen real soon. Also they are a little behind in technology.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school. Teachers are very profecient and professional.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that Danville High School offers alot of great things to all of the students. We do take well to outsiders. The principals do not just take up space without them this school would just quit fuctioning and there is nobody that can do a better job than the one's currently holding the positions!

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved from out of state and I wish we could put our son in another school they do not take well to outsiders. The principal and vice principal are just taking up space they do not do their job. They do not like parental involvement. This is the worst school my son has ever attended.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Danville-Neel Elementary Danville Middle and Danville High School all so it does not seem like a stretch to say I probably bleed purple and white. Seriously though they are all great schools. I had good experiences with all of them. I am in college now and I have to say I miss the close knit community feel that I always had at Danville. I would recommend it to anyone. Oh and if you are interested in the high school make sure your child takes Mrs. Linda Smith. She is a great teacher. She teaches 11th grade history and 12th grade English. I think she may also teach a 11th grade English but I am not positive. She is the best teacher Danville has to get your children ready for college. I highly recommend her.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Danville High School is a good school. My child has gone to Danville schools all of her life and i wouldnt send her anywhere else! The sports - they are rocking especially the V Basketball team! The parent involvement - well it could use a little more help but i guess it is average.

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