Dan River High School in VA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    52 3.5
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Dan River High School is a public coed school. It has 663 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 52 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

100 Dan River Wildcat Circle
Ringgold, VA 24586
(434) 822-7081

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 52 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The safety precautions border on average-severely lacking, and most students and faculty seem to be surprised if there is ever a random security breach. Drug dog searches are always announced beforehand and do not last for very long, and any other issue is addressed mainly through a brief explanation rather than a physical demonstration. Many students have made the area unsafe and have been dealt with in a minimalist way.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: For those not very school-spirited and/or aren't the clickish type, there are few clubs that cater to their needs. Also the clubs are not very active and rarely do more than speak to one another or blindly do an activity and no one really contributes to any outside resources.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Considering the level of which parents are involved, it should not be a mystery as to why certain students fail to gain the most basic of knowledge. More or less it is the students apathy that reflects on the teachers and creates a mutual negative attitude in which the parents cannot infiltrate.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The professors are engaged and have experience in their field of study, which is existentially applicable to their lessons.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I think DRHS is a very safe place, no complaints.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Kentuck Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Dan River Middle School Public, Coed
Hope Haven Day School Private, Special Education, Coed
3.00 Southside Elementary School Public, Coed
White Oak School Private, Special Education, Coed
Hughes Center for Exceptional Children Private, Special Education, Coed
2.33 G.L.H. Johnson Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Woodberry Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Galileo Magnet High School Public, Magnet, Coed
2.66 Westwood Middle School Public, Coed
Sacred Heart School Private, Religious, Coed
2.66 O. Trent Bonner Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Twin Springs Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 J.M. Langston Focus School Public, Alternative, Coed
3.00 Chatham Middle School Public, Coed
2.33 George Washington High School Public, Coed
E. A. Gibson Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Forest Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Park Avenue Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Schoolfield Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Chatham High School 10 mi. 659
3.00 Tunstall High School 12 mi. 932
3.00 Gretna High School 20 mi. 583
3.00 Altavista High School 31 mi. 705
2.66 William Campbell High School 35 mi. 506

Around Dan River High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Dan River High School United States Virginia Altavista High School Chatham High School Gretna High School Tunstall High School William Campbell High School
White 62.0% 51.0% 52.2% 68.0% 69.0% 61.0% 81.0% 63.0%
African American 35.0% 15.0% 23.2% 25.0% 26.0% 34.0% 12.0% 34.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 13.1% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 6.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 4.7% 5.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 29.4%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 22.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Teachers
  • 20% Sports
  • 20% Energy
  • 10% Sports and team spiriit
  • 10% Enviroment

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Sports
  • 20% Clickish
  • 20% Team/Community Family Atmospher