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Danville Area High School

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Forging strong connections that nurture the whole student and empower them to reach their full potential.

About Us


At Danville Area High School, we pride ourselves on excellence. Whether it be in the classroom, on the field, or participating in a variety of our extracurricular activities and clubs, our students excel in many areas at DHS. With an enrollment of approximately 630 students, DHS features nearly 55 certified and highly-qualified teachers that take great pride in the achievements of our students.

All district students in grades 9 through 12 attend classes at DHS. The 180-day school year is divided into 2 semesters; 4 nine-week grading periods; 8 forty-three minute instructional periods in a school day. We pride ourselves on the high achievement of all students in our building. Some of our most recent accomplishments include:

  • 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for Closing the Achievement Gap (One of 48 high schools in the nation to receive this highly coveted award)
  • Ranked in the top 3.5% in the nation by US News and World Report
  • Ranked #1 high school in the region out of seventeen school districts in the Central Susquehanna area in our Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (PA SPP)
  • Ranked #15th in the state of Pennsylvania
  • More than an 85% average pass rate on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams 
  • 97% Graduation Rate 

Danville area high school profile