43 Clapboard Ridge Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Danbury High School serves 3,340 students in grades 9-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Danbury High School's student population of 3,340 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 208 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
3,340 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
208 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Danbury High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Danbury High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#692 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
41%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
51%
28%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
32%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
(19-20)
82%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Danbury High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

What is the graduation rate of Danbury High School?

The graduation rate of Danbury High School is 82%, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 90%.

How many students attend Danbury High School?

3,340 students attend Danbury High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

51% of Danbury High School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Danbury High School?

Danbury High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Danbury High School offer ?

Danbury High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Danbury High School part of?

Danbury High School is part of Danbury School District.

School Calendar

View the Danbury High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Martin Luther King Day - School Closed
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
Presidents' Day - School Closed
February 20, 2023 (Monday)
Good Friday - School Closed
April 07, 2023 (Friday)
Spring Recess - School Closed
April 10, 2023 (Monday)
Memorial Day - School Closed
May 29, 2023 (Monday)

School Reviews

1   9/3/2020
I hate my school so much that's all I have to say.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Me
3   3/23/2020
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Unknown
3   9/9/2019
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!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - someone 2
4   12/8/2017
The faculty is amazing, students need some work
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Someone

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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