Danville City Public Schools


The Danville City Public Schools district in Virginia consists of 13 schools, including 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The district faces significant challenges, ranking 119th out of 131 districts in the state and receiving a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, the district is home to a standout school, Galileo Magnet High, which consistently ranks among the top high schools in Virginia and earns exceptional test scores.

While Galileo Magnet High is a shining example, many of the district's schools struggle with low performance. At George Washington High, only 3.03% of 10th graders were proficient or better in SOL Writing, compared to the state average of 66.41%. Similarly, at O. Trent Bonner Middle, only 17.14% of 6th graders were proficient or better in SOL Mathematics, far below the state average of 57.78%. The district also faces significant socioeconomic challenges, with high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients across the schools.

One bright spot in the district is Forest Hills Elementary, which ranks 435th out of 1,114 Virginia elementary schools and earns a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school has very high proficiency rates in math, science, and reading, significantly outperforming the Danville City Public Schools district and state averages. Overall, the district faces significant challenges in improving student outcomes, particularly at the lower-performing schools.

District Detail

 341 Main Street Suite 100
Danville, VA 24541

 (434) 799-6400

SchoolDigger Rank:
119th of 131 Virginia districts

See the 2023 Virginia District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 5,684

Primary Schools: 8
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 3
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 16 schools.

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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