Located on U.S. 62, the village has a population of over 1,100 residents with homegrown pride and down-home values. Small stores to shop and places to eat are plentiful in the community. The Village of Danville is known as “The Gateway to Amish Country”. We are the trailhead/terminus for both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail that extends to the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven. The Mohican Valley Trail runs from Danville to Holmes County, while the Kokosing Gap Trail runs from Danville to Mount Vernon. The area is served by several colleges including Kenyon, Mount Vernon Nazarene, OSU branches, Central Ohio Technical College, and the North Central Technical College.
The faculty, staff, students, and community are devoted to academic excellence and the cultivation of individual strengths and talents in a supportive environment where individual differences and respect for the rights of others guide school and community behavior. Danville is a very close-knit community that values quality education. The district consists of 110 square miles, located in eastern Knox County as well as in part of Holmes County. Danville is 57 miles northeast of Columbus. Education is recognized as the most valuable resource for building a bridge in helping Danville’s 650 students become successful on the college campus and in the world of work.
Danville attracts many students from neighboring school districts, as for the 2016/17 school year, 146 students open enrolled in Danville. The high school offers eleven honors courses and four CCP classes on campus. Students can also take Family/Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, Business and Computer Graphics courses to broaden their education. The Journalism class distributes a school newspaper, “The Beacon”, that has won countless awards. The district is committed to incorporating technology into daily instruction. The majority of the classrooms utilize Qomo boards for instruction and Chromebooks are readily available for student use. The district utilizes Google for daily instruction and communication. The goal is to have a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks by the end of the 2018/19 school year. The district works cooperatively with the Knox County Career Center to provide vocational and technical training. The district has a total of 98 employees, including 59 Licensed, 34 Classified and 5 Administrators.
Many of our students participate in co-curricular activities including Mock Trial (qualified at the state level 2018-2019), drama, concert band, jazz band, pep band, marching band, drama, FCLA, and FFA. The district is also well known for its competitive extracurricular programs including cheerleading, golf, volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and track. Currently, more than 50% of our students participate in one or more activities. The football and softball teams are well known across the state as they consistently qualify for the state playoffs. In fact, the softball team was recognized as state champions in 2008 and state runners-up in 2017.