The public school district consists of five elementary schools, a middle school, high school, just over 3,600…More 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.
Maple Street Church Nursery School 90 Maple St, Danvers, MA01923 Maple Street Church Nursery School provides students with an engaging curriculum filled with fun and play. Students will…More learn basic social and motor skills alongside lessons in the arts and fundamental academics. Information regarding the school and the extended-day lunch program is available on the school's website. This is a nonprofit institution.
The school, located on 15 acres close to Route 95, is named for former Holten High School Principal Ivan G.…More Smith. The small school educates grades K through 5 and has recreational fields and a playground fit for all.
Contact information for the Parent Advisory Council can be found online along with a digital copy of the school's newsletter.
Great Oak Elementary School 76 Pickering St, Danvers, MA01923 With more than 350 students, Great Oak, built in 1951, is the second largest elementary school in the district. The…More school property measures more than 10 acres and contains two regulation-size baseball fields and two smaller diamonds behind the school, in addition to a playground and two basketball courts. There is a gravel parking lot for access to the fields on Otis Street.
Willis E. Thorpe Elementary School 1 Avon Rd, Danvers, MA01923 Thorpe Elementary is one of five elementary schools in the district, serving students in the surrounding neighborhood…More from K-5. The school was built in 1966 and is bordered on one side by the historic Proctor Farm property. There is a playground and two playing fields adjacent to the school, which are used during soccer season by youth leagues. Information about the school Parent Advisory Council is available online. While you're there, check out some of the posted Quicktime movies showcasing class projects.
The Clark School for Creative Learning is a private K-12 co-ed school catering to students who demonstratve advanced…More intellectual, creative or leadership abilities. The school prides itself on offering a multi-age environment in the classroom and in other learning activities that is diverse and focused to each student's learning style. Classes run both in peer-based and skill-based groups, covering everything from spelling and science to Shakespeare and community outreach. Class sizes also do not exceed 15 students. It is the sixth such school started by the Clark family and it graduated its first high school student in 2009, four years after the addition of a high school.
Students get to experience an authentic rustic setting at the old farm. The main farmhouse, which contains three classrooms, was originally built by Joseph Porter in 1665. The property was then later acquired by Connors Farm and sold to the Clark School in 1978. The school added another barn in 2002 and again in 2007. There's a playground out front and the property is surrounded by marsh and meadow.
Tanner City Auto School 44 Maple St, Danvers, MA01923 Established in 1970, this modest driving school on the second floor of 44 Maple Street, offers students young and old…More convenient classes taught by fully certified, experienced instructors. One of five Tanner City Auto Schools serving the entire North Shore area, it also offers same day classes. Call for group and other special discounts.
Highlands Elementary School 190 Hobart St, Danvers, MA01923 With an enrollment of nearly 400 students, Highlands Elementary is the largest elementary school in town. It first…More opened its doors on Sept. 5, 1956; was extensively renovated in 1995; and played host twice to children from other elementary schools undergoing similar renovations shortly thereafter. The school has a regulation-size gym, independent classrooms for music and art and features a baseball field, basketball court and two tennis courts outside. A new playground is also under construction. The Weatherbug station at the school provides real-time weather reports for the area.
Affectionately known as "Essex Aggie," the state-funded vocational high school is open to students across the…More commonwealth and enrolls over 400 pupils each year for an education in agriculture and environmental technologies. The campus sits on 166 acres stretching across both sides of Maple Street with 35 buildings in the Hathorne neighborhood. In addition to core academic studies, students pursue vocational training in animal science, plant science, environmental science or "Tech Prep," which allows students to complete some hands-on coursework in preparation for college. Several of those programs are connected with North Shore Community College. Maude Hall and Berry Hall are also used by NSCC as a satellite campus for several programs.
The "Aggie" has been around for nearly a century, but its centennial event may in fact be the shuttering of the school. With the final agreement in Dec. 2009 on a merger and financing commitments to combine Essex Aggie, North Shore Technical High School and the Peabody Vocational High School into a new regional mega-voke, a brand new school will be built on the Maple Street campus.
The Essex North Shore Agricultural and Vocational Technical School is slated to open in 2013.
Stepping Stones Nursery School 46 Cherry St, Danvers, MA01923 Established in 1969 at Calvary Episcopal Church on Cherry Street, Stepping Stones Nursery School features a friendly,…More professional staff, a large, bright activity room and ample off-street parking. Parents are welcome to accompany their students to a juice and cookie social on the first day of class, to help make the little ones' transition easier. The school is heavily involved in the community, participating in Endicott Park Day, the Christmas-tree lighting, Support Our Troops drives, programs for the Danvers Food Pantry and more.