School Details

Galileo Magnet High School

230 S. Ridge St., Danville, VA 24541
(434) 773-8186

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 234 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Danville City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Galileo Magnet High School is a public high school in Danville. The principal of Galileo Magnet High School is Mr. William J. Lancaster. 234 children attend Galileo Magnet High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 36% of the 234 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Galileo Magnet High School is 14:1. George Washington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 70%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Galileo High School I would like to know what school supplies my daughter Lauren will need to begin the school year also date when she begins she has always attended private school and we are looking forward to having her experience the diversity that Galileo will give her

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated form Galileo in 2009 and attended it from 9th to 12th grade.I can honestly say that Galileo really prepares for college. I attend colledge now and majoring in criminal justice.I would just like to say thank you to the teeacher for preparing me correctly. They have played a big part in education

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Galileo Magnet High from August 2002 until June 2006. I was there from the start. I attend College now and everything that I learned at Galileo every ounce of homework that Galileo assigned me helped me get to where I am now. The work load made it easier to adjust to College Life. I am proud to say that I attended Galileo Magnet High School.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student attending Galileo and the school is very technologicly advanced and a great oppurtunity for a persons mind to expand. There are many classes that are optional to students here that are not at other schools yet there is extreme lack in the sports curiculum which should be looked into. The school is great but as stated above there should be an expansion on the sports such as basket ball foot ball the only sport avalible to us now is soccer.

  • (9 years ago)

    Galileo is a wonderful school! Our son has thrived in the environment created by the faculty. In my opinion it is the best high school in Danville VA.

  • (9 years ago)

    The challenging curriculum available encourages students to succeeed. Most classes are either Advanced AP or IB. Most of the students at Galileo participate in one or more extracurricular activities be it soccer robotics community service yearbook theatre french club german club Beta club aero club or the herpetology club. Parents grandparents aunt and uncles all have taken an active role in every aspect of the school since its conception in 2002. It comes highly recommended from all who have attended. It is especially great for students who are unique and want somewhere they can be themselves.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at Galileo and I must say it is an excellent school. The principal and staff do their best to help everyone and the technology is top of the line. Some students are disrespectful and do not care about their classes but the majority of us do and we want to see the school succeed and be even better once we have graduated and left.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school provides an excellent environment for the students to work in.

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