A superb educational system is one of the many special distinctions of the Danville – Boyle County area. The number of students who go on to excel speaks to the quality of the educational system. Centre College is rated as one of the country’s top 50 liberal arts colleges. U.S. News and World Report selected Centre College as the 4th – best value among national liberal arts colleges. Centre is also ranked by Money Magazine among the top 50 “Best Buys” – institutions that “provide the best education in America for the prices they charge”.

Delivering on its reputation as a U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college with a faculty ranked #12 in the nation by the Princeton Review, Centre College follows a single mission unchanged since its 1819 founding: to prepare students for exemplary lives of work and service through personal education. No better proof of this can be seen than in the Centre Commitment, which guarantees students an internship or research experience, the opportunity to study abroad, and graduation in four years (or up to a year of tuition is free provided students have met academic and social expectations). Centre’s continued record of achievement is best evidenced by the success of its graduates—an average 97 percent are employed or in advanced study within 10 months of graduation. Centre alumni also offer a strong endorsement, landing the College among the top 10 in the nation for annual giving (U.S. News & World Report) andthe title “Happiest Graduates in the Nation” (The Alumni Factor).

Both Boyle County Public Schools and Danville Independent Schools are highly regarded for excellence in programs, and student achievement.

Boyle County is a Distinguished District. Our Kprep scores put us in this category.

A top 10 district in the state of Kentucky. High School ACT average is 20.6

Elementary schools (combined) ranked 6th in the state.

Preschool program in all three elementary schools.

Certified adult to student ratio at elementary is 17:1 at Middle and High School 20:1

The arts are highly valued at Boyle County. Offerings provided during the school day or in after school clubs include: Strings, Chorus, Jazz, Piano, Forensics, Local Theater, Art Clubs, Dance (ballet, modern and Jazz)

Spanish is part of the curriculum K-12 and Mandarin Chinese is offered at the High School level.

Black and Gold Summer Academy provides STEM and Arts & Humanities offerings for all grades. Beyond the Bell is designed to help students keep from regressing academically during the summer months.

Engagement through cooperative learning, project-based learning and technology expansion.

18 Advanced Placement offerings at the High School. Local colleges have provided high school students with over 60 hours of dual credit opportunities.

90% of graduates enroll in college
Over $3,000,000 in scholarships awarded annually.


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Danville High School has earned the prestigious National School of Excellence award and Hogsett Elementary School was selected as Redbook magazine’s America’s 100 Best Schools.

Danville Independent Schools 152 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Phone – 859-238-1300

The mission of the Danville Schools is to provide educational opportunities in a safe and secure environment, empowering all students to reach their full potential, and be contributing members of society.

The Danville Schools have been selected as one of the four original “Districts of Innovation” in the state of Kentucky (now one of seven) for a willingness to initiate a change in the way we prepare our students for success in the 21st century and beyond.

Kentucky School for the Deaf is one of the most respected schools for the deaf in the nation. The school serves as the statewide educational resource center on deafness.

Several private elementary and middle schools are also located in Danville and the surrounding area. Danville Christian Academy and Central Kentucky Christian School are both available as alternatives to public education, as well as the Montessori Elementary and Montessori Middle school systems.

Danville Christian Academy has been in operation since 1996. We house preschool through 12thgrade. We currently have 201 students enrolled. Our facility is located at 2170 Shakertown Road, Danville, KY 40422. Our phone number is 859-236-2177. Our fax number is 859-236-6759. Debbie Lucas is the headmaster. Dr. Stephen Dupree is the assistant headmaster. Christy Crouch is the school counselor. The mission of Danville Christian Academy is to provide students with academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment to help them grow spiritually, academically, and socially.

Danville Montessori School is a private, non-profit, non-discriminatory educational institution chartered under the laws of the commonwealth of Kentucky.  The school is an American Montessori Member School. Montessori Education offers individualized instruction using a large variety of hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning experiences.  Emphasis is placed on a collaborative student / teacher / family relationship.

Classes are offered at the following levels

Early childhood / kindergarten (3 – 6 years) full and half day option

Elementary (6 – 9 years, grades 1, 2, 3)

Elementary (9 – 12 years, grades 4, 5, 6)

Contact information:  www.danvillemontessorischool.org


Phone:  859236-9310 ex. 3

The Boyle County area is home to several satellite campuses including: Eastern Kentucky University, Asbury College, Berea College, Campbellsville College, Midway College, Lexington Community College and Transylvania College. Several technical schools including Central Kentucky Technical College, Midway School of Nursing and Kentucky College of Business are also located in the Danville – Boyle County area.

EKU’s Danville Campus

Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive public university that has offered SACS-accredited college classes in Danville since 1991. It has been located at its current convenient location in the Danville Manor Shopping Center since 1994.

Over 500 students each semester take classes at this location in traditional classrooms and via videoconferencing to pursue General Studies Degrees at the Associate and Bachelors’ Degree levels with concentrations in the following areas:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Justice and Safety
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Business and Technology
  • General Business
  • Professional Studies in Public Administration

A certificate program in “Productivity, Innovation, & Technology” can also be completed at EKU Danville as can a full range of General Education classes required for any college degree.

At least 20 additional degree programs are also available online through EKU’s E-Campus. The EKU Danville Campus offers over 70 state-of-the-art Internet-connected computers for the use of students who wish to pursue Associate, Bachelors’, and Masters’ degrees in this format.

Traditional courses with an average class size of 16.75 students are available on day and evening schedules and in accelerated formats. Students also enjoy access to a full range of student services such as free tutoring, financial aid counseling, onsite bookstore, academic advising, library services, ACT  testing, career counseling, and participation in student organizations.

With student success in mind, the staff and faculty are well trained and eager to help students. They can assist students with questions ranging from financial aid to class selection to graduate school admission—all in a friendly and encouraging environment in a modern facility that emphasizes access and success.  For additional information, go to www.danville.eku.edu.


Located on 115 East Lexington Avenue, National College (www.national-college.edu) has been serving students in the Danville and Boyle County areas since 1975. Named a “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs Magazine and a “Top Military Friend College” by Military Advanced Education, the Danville campus offersfour associate degrees, and ten diploma programs in fields of business, health care, and information technology.

The curriculum is hands-on and focused so that students receive the maximum amount of practical skill needed for employment. Smaller class sizes and instructors with real-world experience allow students to get individual attention and a head start towards their new careers. With day and night classes designed to fit a busy lifestyle and lifetime career-placement assistance, National College has made a Degree of Difference since 1886. For pictures of our students and graduates and to see what it is like on campus, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NatlCollegeDanvilleKY

In addition to the schools mentioned above, the Danville area has an excellent Community Education Program supported by educational facilities, citizens, and organizations that believe in the importance of education at all ages. Classes in everything from computers and crafts to genealogy are offered for a reasonable fee. Call the director Steve Rinehart at 859-239-8986 for more information or to sign up for classes. Senior citizen discounts are given. If you would like to share with others a particular interest or hobby that you have, and would like to earn a little extra money while doing something you enjoy, call to see about teaching a class.
The Danville Adult Education & Literacy Center at Danville High School offers adult reading programs, GED/Basic Education, One-on-One tutoring for adults, and English as a Second Language classes. All books, materials, and lessons are free. Call 859-238-1303 for more information.