DANBURY HIGH SCHOOL

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43 CLAPBOARD RIDGE RD
DANBURY, CT 06811
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Phone: 203-797-4808
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Danbury School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 719
  • Number Students: 2876
  • Number Teachers: 200
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9094
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 286
  • Principal: Mr Gary Bocaccio
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (41 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-21
    "It's the worst school in all of history. The teachers are very mean, the students are very mean and I can't even be myself in this school because when I do, they all judge me, they say I'm gay because I don't have a girlfriend when the real reason is all the girls are taken and none of them like me anyways just because I'm different, I refuse to show teachers the respect they clearly don't deserve, I'm always alone, and I root for different teams. There are no field trips, the teachers will call the officers on you for talking back, and they all hate it when you have fun. Don't read all those fake reviews made by teachers, they are trying to make you miserable here. Please don't let your kids come here, they'll be very miserable and they won't even get to be themself without being judged for it."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-06
    "Danbury High School is a decent school. it has its ups and down which many people seem to only see the downside. I've read a couple reviews from parents and students about this school but from what I've read it seems like they do not understand this is High School. You will not always get individual attention when you need it unless you personally go to the teacher and ask for it. High School is not where you continually be dependent on others but to learn to be self-sufficient and and independent because for many people this may be the last step before full time employment. I am a former student of DHS and i can admit i was not a fan of high school but now when i look back it was some of the best times of my life. The teachers always tried their best for me when they though I really needed it and I respect them very highly for it. Of course DHS has its flaws but every school will and it is only a flaw if you if you don't see how it will help you in the real world. Lastly for Students and Parents who think your child is not getting enough Individual attention, how much do you think they will get in college? or in their jobs and careers? Sincerely, DHS class 2012"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-06
    "This school is a nightmare! I think the school rating of 3 out of 10 is far too generous. I have nothing against non-English speakers, but when you go into the school and hear every language EXCEPT English, it is bound to effect the education. my child has classes with students who do not speak English, but 3 or 4 other languages, which the teacher does not speak. they are obviously learning nothing, and my child is lost with 100% of the time being spent trying (unsuccessfully) to help the students who do not speak a word of English. I can honestly say every moment my child spends at DHS is a complete waste of time-and don't even get me started on the gangs, fights, constant violence and drug everywhere. it is an unsafe, unproductive waste of time."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-01
    "Your experience here will vary... I'm entering my fourth year at DHS and throughout my time here, a lot has changed, generally for the better. As far as teachers go, I have yet to find a teacher that I felt assigned too much work, or that didn't offer students help either during or after school. However, I did feel that a couple of my teachers weren't qualified enough to be teaching the class perfectly, but still did their best and prepared students decently. The school is very crowded, and unfortunately, this will likely only get worse. The school also needs and update with their technology and its use in the classroom. Lunch is borderline bad, but expected with most public school food. Last year especially, I noticed an overall increase in the pride, and determination students had in succeeding, as noted by increasing test scores. Generally, better performing students will have a better experience (Honors; AP teachers are generally better, lots of AP classes available, acknowledgement of success). In general, the school has a lot of everything, and success and overall experience will vary depending on who students network with, determination, and a bit of luck with teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-10
    "My daughter has transfered from another High school in NY last year and we were very dissapointed. It maby has many programs for students who want to get involoved, but you are pretty much on your own. There clearly is no gudiance, minimum communication, filth and yes fights on daily bases, unsupevised students during concert behaving unpropietly, and the list goed on and on. Quite frankly I am not sure what the guidance counselor is getting paid for. Who in the world would place students that belong in honor math into ESL math. The school is too big for its own sake and even though it has some good and dedicated teachers it is all about crowd controll than anything else. Lock of parental involovement is partially at fault here. My daughter had great grades without much effort but as much trouble I had getting her enrolled here, I am trying even harder to get het into better learning environment. Home shchooling looks much more atractive to us at this point. I just wish this town had vouchers, so finacially challenged families wouldn't feel that they have no better option for their children besides moving out of town."
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