School Details

Danville High School

202 East Fairchild Street, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 444-1504

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1621 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Danville Central Consolidated School District 118 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Danville High School is a public high school in Danville. The principal of Danville High School is Mr. Mark Neil. 1,621 students go to Danville High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.2% of the Danville High School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 1,621 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 62% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Danville High School is 18:1. Danville Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 46% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fights gangs and bullying overshadow the greatness this school could become. Nothing happens when these things are brought to the attention of the school board.

  • (1 year ago)

    the school's dangerous. We've had fights gang-related problems and teachers really pay not attention to the bullying. There are good teachers though who make it worth it. As a 2013 graduate I wouldn't quite recommend coming here unless you're REALLY looking to go into math or history. Those teachers pay the most attention to their students and will help students reach their full potential.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and has very good programs that students like. But there always fights and drama. The school needs to get a clean up because it is horrible. There is dry paint falling off the ceiling cracked walls an odor that you don't want to smell ever again and many more things that I can't name off right now. I am a senior at DHS and I am VERY happy that its my last year. Yes its a good school but if you want to see your child get into a lot of fights or get pregnant do NOT send them to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    DHS is a large (1 600 students) urban high school so I was a little apprehensive when I enrolled my daughter there instead of sending her to the parochial high school in town. She's a sophomore now and I'm happy to report she's doing great there! I couldn't be happier with my decision! The teachers are true professionals the school has a lot of extracurricular activities to offer and the atmosphere is a positive affirming one. The walls of the school are covered with framed pictures from the school's more than 100-year past--students alumni etc. It gives you a feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. DHS is an excellent school. Go Vikings!

  • (7 years ago)

    too many fights. Very violent. teachers dont care.

  • (8 years ago)

    Danville High School is the best kept secret in central Illinois! Our children thrived in the multi-cultural environment.The school has an outstanding faculty and offers many AP dual enrollment and gifted classes. There are any number of sports and academic teams and clubs. The music program is outstanding.The school has academies within the school that are geared to career prep programs. The two most successful programs are for medical and technical occupations. Danville High sends students to the very best colleges and universities in the country. Parental involvement is encouraged but more parents need to get involved. The schools administration has not been stable and a number of positions are only held for two or three years before being moved to other assignments.The school continues to produce a good number of quality graduates. This is a testament to the strength of the faculty.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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