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!

As proud as we are of our top achievers, we believe a school’s true academic standard must be assessed on a broader scale. With an unbroken 100% pass rate for the past twenty-five years, a Matric Endorsement rate of well over 90% for 22 years, and A-C aggregates of over 90% for 12 years, we are justifiably proud of the sustained excellence of our academic record – excellence which is recognised by the eThekwini Municipality as well as the Department of Education and borne witness to by the numerous trophies and awards presented to the school. Danville has also been listed by the Daily News for a number of years as one of the Top 10 KZN schools whose pupils achieved six distinctions or more. In addition, FAIRLADY magazine has added to our accolades by listing us among the Top 25 Public Schools in South Africa. The Class of 2015 achieved an Endorsement rate of 100% and Danville was awarded the title of Top Public School in South Africa 2015.

The Class of 2018 was no different and once again Danville achieved an outstanding 100% pass rate – taking it to 25 consecutive years. In addition we achieved a 94.48% Bachelor Pass with 8 learners achieving Diploma passes – qualifying every single learner for tertiary study.

These statistics reflect the dedication of our teaching staff in assisting each Danville girl to achieve her academic potential.

Of the 145 learners who wrote Matric last year – 14 girls got a full house of As.

Achieving 8 As, including AP Maths - Priyal Jeena and Gayoung Yoo
With 7 A’s Anisa Esat, Catlin Kemraj, Chloë Ogle, Thishalia Naicker, Gabriella Naidoo, Jeshmika Naidoo, Devanya Rajah, Yukta Ramkisson, Tishana Reddy, Robyn Symons, Serena Veerasamy and Robyn Ward.

Over and above that Priyal Jeena achieved 100% for Accounting
Gayoung Yoo 99% for Mathematics
Devanya Rajah – 98% Physical Science
Clarissa Strydom and Lynné Klug - 98% Afrikaans
These statistics reflect the dedication of our teaching staff in assisting each Danville girl to achieve her academic potential.

Year 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Matriculation Endorsement
(University Pass)
94.48% 98.44% 98.70% 100% 99.30%
Distinction Aggregates 35 (24.1%) 35 (27.34%) 41 (26.3%) 34 (26%) 46 (31%)