Danbury High School

43 Clapboard Ridge Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Danbury High School serves 3,373 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 2020-21 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 15:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (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 3,373 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 220 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
3,373 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
220 teachers
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School Rankings

Danbury High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Danbury High School is 0.61, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#685 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
55%
29%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
28%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
84%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Danbury High School's ranking?
Danbury High School is ranked #685 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
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 84%, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Danbury High School?
3,373 students attend Danbury High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Danbury High School students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 3% 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 15:1, 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
Good Friday - School Closed
March 29, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Recess - School Closed
April 15, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Recess - School Closed
April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Recess - School Closed
April 17, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Recess - School Closed
April 18, 2024 (Thursday)

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 (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (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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