Danbury High School

Danbury High School serves 3,115 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Danbury High School's student population of 3,115 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,115 students
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Total Classroom Teachers200 teachers
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School Comparison

Danbury High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Danbury High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#676 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
25%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
37%
54%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.650.64
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Graduation Rate
83%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDanbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Danbury High School is Henry Abbott Technical High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Broadview Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hayestown Avenue School (1.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  2.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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I hate my school so much that's all I have to say.
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3  
School is overcrowded, the staff is nice of course; however, there isn't enough help from the teachers due to the large classes. It's just too small of a school to fit that many kids.
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3  
This school is very extraordinary, this school is out of this world. The experience I have had at this school was the best experience in my life and this is undoubtedly the best school in Ct. CLASS OF 1974!!!
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4  
The faculty is amazing, students need some work
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