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From the outset, Danville established itself as one of the premier academic public schools in KwaZulu-Natal. Our first Head Girl and Dux, Mary-Lou Thompson, achieved first place in the province in 1971, going on to complete a Ph.D in Mathematical Statistics before carving out a distinguished career in the field of Biostatistics. In 2003 our Dux, Olga Kerimova, finished first in KZN and our 2007 Dux, Faheema Abdoola, finished third out of all KZN’s public school candidates in the Senior Certificate Examinations. In 2012, for the first time in Danville’s history, Sarisha Chetty was placed first in South Africa (among Quintile 5 schools), first in KZN with Nicole Bolton following closely behind in sixth place in KZN. An outstanding achievement! The Class of 2015 achieved an Endorsement rate of 100%, with 26% of our pupils achieving A aggregates and 97% receiving C and above aggregates. Seven of our girls achieved seven A’s and 4 girls achieved 100% for Visual Arts. With these exceptional results Danville was awarded the title Top School in South Africa 2015.
Our Class of 2016 shone brightly with Romal, our 2016 Dux learner coming first in the Umlazi District and first in KZN. The class achieved 100% pass rate for the 23rd consecutive year and a 98.7% Bachelor’s Degree Pass. 2 learners achieved 8 A’s (including AP Maths) and 7 learners achieved 7 A’s. We also had 3 learners with 100% for Visual Arts.
These statistics reflect the dedication of our teaching staff in assisting each Danville girl to achieve her academic potential.
Pass Rate: 100%
Matriculation Endorsement (University Pass): 98.7%
60% and above Aggregates: 94.87%
Distinction Aggregates: 41 (26.3%)