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Danvers Public Schools
64 Cabot Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

The public school district consists of five elementary schools, a middle school, high school, just over 3,600More students and about 260 teachers. The schools accept METCO Inc. (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) students and state aid for Title I programs. The district is a member of the Northshore Education Consortium and the Essex North Shore Regional Vocational School District.

The district administrative offices are currently located in the Dunn Wing of Danvers High School, which is undergoing a major renovation project. Offices for the superintendent, business manager, human resources director, student services' director, elementary, middle and high school curriculum directors, health and physical education director and other administrative staff are located on-site. The assistant superintendent currently serves as the high school principal as well.

Lisa Dana is the current superintendent. Contact information for the School Committee and a list of members can be found online as well.

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church
323 Locust St, Danvers, MA 01923
In 1966, a small group of church parishioners broke ground on what was to become the home of North Shore UnitarianMore Universalist Church, solidifying the merger of two Unitarian-Universalist churches in Danvers and Peabody. Today, the church offers a number of ministries, including a religious education program for children from nursery-age through high school, adult and youth choirs and other music programs and a Social Action Committee. The committee, among other things, has a mission to study ethical eating practices, such as engaging in Community Supported Agriculture and educational projects. The church pastor is Rev. Frieda Gillespie. NSUU retains some artifacts of its 19th century roots, such as the 2,700-pound bronze bell in the rear of the building. The bell was first installed in the Park Street Church in Peabody in 1829.
Danvers High School
60 Cabot Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

Home of the Falcons since 1962, Danvers High School offers a broad range of academic studies for students andMore assistantships in specific areas for select juniors and seniors. As the high school currently undergoes a major renovation, seniors get to return to sixth grade, in a manner of speaking. The Dunn Wing - the former middle school until 2006 - is housing all classes and administrative offices until the work on the core buildings is completed in 2012. The field house is also closed in the interim, but school officials hope it will be open in time for graduation in May. The revamped campus will feature state-of-the-art facilities and a new three-floor science building. There is a lot for faculty and visitor parking in front of the Dunn Wing while student parking is down at the opposite end of campus.

Outside, school athletes compete in Deering Stadium (lit for primetime play), two baseball diamonds, playing fields for soccer, field hockey and one for football practice and a handful of tennis courts along Cabot Road. Woodvale Park is also located at the corner of Burley Street and Cabot Road.

There is no central Parent Adivsory Committee, but a number of individual groups work to support DHS in various ways. More information is available online. Assistant Superintendent Susan Ambrozavitch also serves as the high school principal.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Church
24 Conant St, Danvers, MA 01923

St. Mary's is one of two Catholic churches in town, the other being Saint Richard's on Forest Street. The parishMore opened its parochial school on Otis Street in 1958 and built a convent next door to the school two years later. St. Mary's pastor is Rev. Gerard L. Dorgan.

Parishioners are active in a variety of ways, whether serving on the Liturgy Committee, as an altar server or engaged in a group Bible study, rosary group or serving at the People to People Food Pantry. Visit the website for more information. Religious education classes are taught from first grade through twelfth. Contact John Pension at 978-774-8605 or stmarydanversym@comcast.net. St. Mary's Cemetery on Sylvan Street and St. Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery on Hobart Street are both owned by the parish.

St. Mary's was founded in 1859 with the purchase of a wooden church building on High Street. That building was used until 1937 when it was torn down to make way for construction of Route 128. The new church was built at the corner of Conant and Franklin streets with a total seating capacity for 1,270 parishioners.