Who We Are

Danville Public Schools takes great pride in the accomplishments and achievements of our students and staff. Annually, hundreds of students are recognized for their accomplishments in academics, fine arts, community service, and athletics.  We are an innovative learning community and recognize the importance of all stakeholders (internal and external).  Our teachers, administrators, and staff prepare students to be lifelong learners.  We do this by being lifelong learners ourselves. 

In Danville Public Schools, learning transcends the four walls of a classroom and even a school building.  Danville Public Schools provides all students with a world class education.  Our focus is on ensuring that 21st century skills are embedded in our instructional program including:  global awareness, financial and entrepreneurial literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, social and cross-cultural skills, leadership, responsibility, initiative, and self-direction.

Danville Public Schools continues to prove through various state and national recognitions that we put the needs of students first and strive for excellence every day.

Why Danville Public Schools?

Quick Facts

- Enrollment of approximately 6400
- 2 Preschools
- 6 Elementary Schools
- 2 Middle Schools
- 3 High Schools
- 1 Alternative Program
- 1 Adult Education Center

Why Danville?

Located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population, Danville boasts historical landmarks, recreational opportunities and beautiful rolling countryside.  Places Rated Almanac magazine ranked Danville the 61st most affordable place to live in the United States, with the 11th lowest housing costs and the 27th lowest crime rate, out of 351 metropolitan areas.  Yahoo! Real Estate ranks Danville as a top retirement spot.  Enjoy the City's rare combination of small town charm and big city offerings!

Danville has been recognized nationally as a Playful City.  Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the nation who put their children's well being first by recognizing and harnessing the power of play.  Danville is committed to recreation and providing opportunities for unstructured play.

Danville is quickly becoming a hotbed of culture in southern Virginia.  Danville plays host to music fans, art enthusiasts, theater buffs, and cinema-goers of all ages.  Be it the Carrington Pavilion summer concert series, the Danville Symphony Orchestra, an art series at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts, or a theater production for children, Danville can fill all your cultural needs.

Danville has a rich diversity of educational institutions, including Averett University, Danville Community College and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.  These unique community strengths, which have transformed our region's economy, offer opportunity to the global business community. 

Quick Facts

- 43,055 Population
- Average home sales price of $94.190
- Average rent of 460/month (2 bdrm)
- Property tax rate of just .73/$100
- Numerous secondary education options
- One of the largest recreation budgets in Virginia
- Three museums

- Vibrant and growing downtown area

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