Danbury High School

  • Danbury High School serves 2,941 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Danbury High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Danbury High School operates within the Danbury School District.
  • Danbury School District's 77% graduation rate is lower than the Connecticut state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Danbury High School's student population of 2941 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 187 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,941 students
Gender %Danbury High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers187 teachers
Students by GradeDanbury High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Danbury High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Danbury High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
Asian
6%
5%
Hispanic
41%
23%
Black
9%
13%
White
42%
56%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsDanbury High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.42
Graduation Rate
80%
88%
Danbury High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Danbury High School is Danbury School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Danbury School District's student population of 11,137 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 77% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,472 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,450 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    School District NameDanbury School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    19
    4
    Number of Students Managed11,1371,534
    Danbury School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    33%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    49%
    58%
    District Graduation Rate
    77%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$143 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$143 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,472$20,313
    District Spending / Student$13,450$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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