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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Dexter Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Dexter, MI. It has 3,532 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
7714 Ann Arbor St
Dexter, MI 48130
Telephone
(734) 424-4100
Website

Dexter Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1240
50 responses
Average ACT
28
79 responses
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,532
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,146
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$46,466,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,332/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%

Dexter Community School District Reviews

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Dexter Community Schools prepares students very well for college and offer a multitude of AP/IB/Honors courses to students. However, I would like to see the school district put some money into helping the kids that academically struggle. Also most of the teachers are very welcoming and are involved in the students learning. They really do want what is best for each student which allows students to create solid relationships with their teahcers. Dexter is not a diverse community. It would be nice to see an influx of students who have different culutural backgrouds.
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I was in dexter school district for all 12 years from Cornerstone to DHS. I loved my time there and all of my teachers were very invested in my education and wanted me to succeed. Dexter high school provides a rigorous course schedule for those who desire it. I took a combination of IB and AP classes. One thing that I did not appreciate about DHS is the fact that the administration and many teachers favored the IB program over all the other tracks. Being a non-diploma student but still taking rigorous classes, I felt that I was less valued than the diploma students. Other than that, dexter was a safe, inviting place where students are personally connected with their teachers, and I feel very prepared going into college in the fall.
The teachers here are in general some of the best human beings ever. They want to see even the most struggling students succeed. However, there is absolutely no diversity at this school. Administration is absolutely horrendous. In the middle school the principle fails to follow very simple guidelines with protocol. The school had accused me of being under the influence when I was 12 (I didn't even know what being under the influence was) so they pulled me into the office, searched me and my belongings, made me miss my bus and this failed to inform my parents. For those of you who don't know, it is illegal to search a minor without a legal guardian present. This is not the only instance that there has been issues with administration. They have a wonderful AP and IB program but very few classes that are just regular. Also have a wonderful dual enrollment program that I highly recommend