Danbury High School

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Danbury High School
View of athletic facilities, Danbury High School, Danbury CT.jpg
View of athletic facilities, Danbury High School, Danbury CT
43 Clapboard Ridge Road
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°24′59″N 73°28′13″W / 41.4163°N 73.4704°W / 41.4163; -73.4704Coordinates: 41°24′59″N 73°28′13″W / 41.4163°N 73.4704°W / 41.4163; -73.4704
Type Public
Established 1906
School district Danbury School District
Principal Gary Bocaccio
Grades 9th12th
Number of students approx. 3000
Color(s) Blue and orange
Mascot Mad Hatter

Danbury High School is a public high school in Danbury, Connecticut with approximately 3000 students. Despite Danbury's population of over 82,000 (as of 2012), there is only one public high school, along with several small private schools, and one vocational high school in the city.

Danbury High School is supplemented by a magnet program called the Alternative Center for Excellence. This program provides a Danbury High School diploma but exhibits additional criteria not required by most local institutions.[1]

Danbury High School has the second-highest high school enrolment in Connecticut. Its student body consists of a diverse population that speaks among 42 different languages.

The school offers courses from 17 different departments along with 20 AP courses that can be taken for college credit. Danbury High School also offers students 38 different clubs run in collaboration by students and faculty advisors.

The school recently underwent an accreditation review by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Danbury High School recently was awarded $100,000 after winning the State Farm Insurance "Celebrate My Drive" campaign. The [2] campaign encourages teens to make positive choices as they start driving.


Danbury High School has athletic teams in football, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, ice hockey, wrestling, tennis, soccer, swimming, boys' and girls' track and field, boys' cross country, and more. The boys' cross country is possibly the best team Connecticut has had. They won the FCIAC title 8 straight years along with a string of state and new England titles. The most successful of the teams was the 2007 team that set the state scoring record of 48 points and then went on to claim 2nd place at New England at NXN Northeast Regional and claim 5th at the NXN championships. The boys' wrestling team is also very successful, winning the FCIAC Championships for a consecutive 23 years.


Constructed in 2002, Danbury High School has a multi-purpose stadium complex that is able to accommodate close to 4,000 spectators. The field surface is Astroplay brand filled field turf that can be used in all types of weather. It also features a seven-pole Universal Sports Lighting system, an electronic remote controlled scoreboard, and heated concession building with bathrooms. The track is an eight-lane Mondo Limited Super X Surface.[3]

Media appearances[edit]

Danbury High School has been featured on TruTV's The Principal's Office.

Notable alumni[edit]


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