Dan River High School

100 Dan River Wildcat Cir
Ringgold, VA 24586
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Dan River High School serves 716 students in grades 9-12.
Dan River High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Dan River High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Dan River High School's student population of 716 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students716 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Dan River High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dan River High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#259 out of 1791 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
88%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
3%
16%
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Black
32%
22%
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White
63%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.500.68
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePittsylvania County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dan River High School is Galileo Magnet High School (7.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dan River Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kentuck Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ringgold Kentuck Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 586 students
    0.4 miles
    100 Kentuck Elementary Cir
    Ringgold, VA 24586
    (434) 822-5944
    0.4 PK-5 586
  • Ringgold Dan River Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 517 students
    0.5 miles
    5875 Kentuck Rd.
    Ringgold, VA 24586
    (434) 822-6027
    0.5 6-8 517
  • Blairs Southside Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
    4.3 miles
    440 East Witt Rd
    Blairs, VA 24527
    (434) 836-0006
    4.3 PK-5 462
  • Chatham Regional Alternative/pittslvania Co Alternative School

    5.8 miles
    1601a Franklin Turnpike
    Chatham, VA 24531
    (804) 432-4920
    5.8 n/a n/a
  • Danville The Northside Preschool
    Grades: PK | 119 students
    6.1 miles
    121 Gloucester Ave
    Danville, VA 24543
    (434) 773-8301
    6.1 PK 119

School Reviews

5  
Dan River High school is the best school my oldest son attended, his words. My middle son is now in the 10th grade there, he loves it. DRHS has improved a lot over the last several years. They have their strengths and weaknesses as do all schools. But to keep my oldest son engaged is impressive, to say the least.
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