Danville School District No. 118
To ensure that all District No. 118 students reach their fullest potential.

Mark Denman, Superintendent of Schools

516 North Jackson Street, Danville, Illinois 61832 (217) 444-1000

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Evening of Singing and Dancing

The Danville Public School Foundation celebrated excellence in teaching and spotlighted student musical prowess at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School at 7:00 p.m. last Friday, April 4. North Ridge, South View, and Danville High School show choirs performed.

Dr. Carl Fliermans, Class of 1962, of Savannah, Georgia, was inducted into the Danville High School Wall of Fame. A noted microbiologist, he determined the cause of Legionnaires' Disease.

The school district and the Foundation honored the recipients of the 2014 David L. Fields Outstanding Teacher Awards: Angela Brown - North Ridge Middle School, Data and Instructional Facilitator; Markesha Hillsman - Liberty School, Grade 3; Rena Pate - Southwest School, Grade 3; and Kurt Willer - DHS, Librarian

Ownership in Education

On Tuesday, April 15th, Ownership in Education meetings will be held at South View Middle School and at North Ridge Middle School from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Committee members will be in attendance at both schools to hear any final suggestions/ recommendations before the committee presents to the Board of Education in May.

South View – meeting will be held in the Cafetorium
North Ridge – meeting will be held in the Library

If you have any questions or concerns, please email one of the following committee members:

Jacob Bretz – Principal of ACE House – Danville High School
Tracy Cherry – Principal – Kenneth D. Bailey Academy
Mark Goodwin – Principal – Edison Elementary School
Kim Norton – Principal – Northeast Elementary School
Sharon Phillips – Principal – South View Middle School

The doors will be opened for the meetings at 5:40 p.m.

Uniform Standard of Dress Proposal

On January 23, 2014, the Board of Education approved the concept for a uniform standard of dress policy, to be implemented at the beginning of the 2014 – 2015 school year for all students in grades K – 12 in Danville School District No. 118 (except Northeast Elementary Magnet School). Board members directed administration to develop a plan with detailed information for the uniform standard of dress.

The proposed plan was presented to the Board on March 12, 2014. Board members will review the proposed plan and discuss it once again on April 9th . A vote on the uniform standard of dress is anticipated at the April 23, 2014, regular Board of Education meeting.

Click here to view the Uniform Standard of Dress proposal.

Parent University Kickoff Event

The original date for the Parent University Kickoff Event of January 11, 2014 was postponed due to winter weather conditions and an illness for our keynote speaker. After many attempts to reschedule the event for this spring, we’ve discovered numerous scheduling conflicts both within our district and the Danville community. We are excited to announce that the new date for this unique opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers of our students will be Saturday, August 23, 2014.

We want to begin the new school year on a strong, positive note by having our Kickoff on the Saturday after school starts, followed by a variety of workshops and classes starting in September at the various schools within Danville District No. 118. We know that partnering with you is a win-win for us, our students and our community.

Please join us on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:30am to 2:00pm at Life Church in Danville. Childcare and lunch will be provided. We will have breakout sessions with roundtable discussions led by multiple staff members from within our district. Door prizes will be provided and shuttle service will help ensure that all stakeholders are provided an opportunity to participate. We encourage you to click here and learn more about this awesome event that will help kickoff the 2014-2015 school year!!

Strategic Plan Update

In 2011, Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 adopted a five-year strategic plan after extensive community and staff input. The 2011-2016 plan can be found at this link: Strategic Plan/Goals & Accomplishments.

On this link, you may also view the annual updates of progress made towards accomplishing the goals of the plan. Updates are included for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. Thank you for your interest in and support of our school district and in improving the opportunities for our children.

2013 State School Report Cards

The 2013 school report cards for each school and the school district have been released by the State. In January, 2013, the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance level cut scores for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for mathematics and reading in grades 3-8. The performance level cut scores were raised to support more rigorous curricula and instructional approaches that meet Common Core State Standards that better equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively pursue higher education or successfully enter the work force. Due to these higher expectations on the reading and mathematics ISAT assessments, there was a significant decrease statewide in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards at the elementary and middle school grades. The change in performance in grades 3-8 does not mean our students know less or are less capable than they were in previous grades. This decline also is not a reflection on teacher performance. Instead, the Illinois State Board of Education is raising the bar on what students must achieve in order to be ready for success in college and careers.

The Illinois State Board of Education has prepared a traditional report card, as well as a user-friendly and easy to read report card summary for each school, the Illinois Report Card at a Glance. The new Report Card at a Glance includes summarized information, details on school programs and awards, as well as a link to data from the 5Essentials survey about the district’s learning conditions.

Please click here to view the Report Card at a Glance and/or the traditional school report card for each Danville School District No.118 school.

2011-2013 School Improvement and Rising Star Improvement Plans

Please click here to view the most current School Improvement Plan, Rising Star Improvement Plan, or School Restructuring Plan for each Danville District No. 118 school.


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