Danbury School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 2 public high schools serving 3,203 students in Danbury School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Connecticut.
Public High Schools in Danbury School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Connecticut public high school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 60% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Danbury School District are Danbury High School and Alternative Center For Excellence. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Danbury School District have a Graduation Rate of 83%, which is less than the Connecticut average of 92%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Danbury High School, with 83% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Connecticut or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public high school average of 45% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Danbury School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Danbury School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
2 Schools
216 Schools
# Students
3,203 Students
171,584 Students
# Teachers
211 Teachers
14,502 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Danbury School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 138 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#158 out of 200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Danbury   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Danbury   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Danbury   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Danbury   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.63
# American Indian Students
3 Students
454 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
222 Students
8,085 Students
% Asian Students
7%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,466 Students
38,453 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
22%
# Black Students
254 Students
25,401 Students
% Black Students
8%
15%
# White Students
1,176 Students
94,457 Students
% White Students
37%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
301 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
78 Students
4,391 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
259
# Students in K Grade:
-
627
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
621
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
627
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
625
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
651
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
737
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
1,756
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
2,055
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
2,057
# Students in 9th Grade:
938
42,596
# Students in 10th Grade:
792
40,316
# Students in 11th Grade:
723
39,765
# Students in 12th Grade:
750
38,892
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,098 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,111. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,893 is less than the state median of $21,658. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$184 MM
$35 MM
This chart display total revenue of Danbury   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$182 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Danbury   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,098
$23,111
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Danbury   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,893
$21,658
This chart display average spending per public school student in Danbury   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Danbury School District Public High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Danbury High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(4)
43 Clapboard Ridge Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 797-4803
Grades: 9-12
| 3,115 students
Alternative Center For Excellence
Alternative School
26 Locust Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-4786
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,203 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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