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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Duneland School Corporation is a highly rated, public school district located in Chesterton, IN. It has 5,666 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Duneland School Corporation Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
335 responses
Average ACT
28
145 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,666
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$58,795,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,615/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$66,861
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,300
National
$184,700

Duneland School Corporation Reviews

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Aspects of the high school that are terrific - but other areas need to improve. Our kids have had a number of talented & committed teachers. They have also had a few that we wish they had not - those that are ready to retire, or not invested in the kids & making learning active and fun. The high school offers challenging courses, and some AP options. The music program is amazing! Kids are afforded the opportunity to begin orchestra and band at an early age, and their skills are crafted throughout their academic careers. The music teachers are very qualified and passionate about their work.
We have been disappointed in is the school spirit or culture. Attendance at sporting events is weak, and kids don't get excited about or attend dances. "Special days" that are designed to be fun and show school spirit are lacking. Im not sure what that is a reflection of, but as a parent, it is disappointing to see.
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Duneland has served me very well- the teachers seem supported, and genuinely care about the well being and progress of the students. Affectionately, I deem the school a load of nerds, because Duneland is very academically oriented and we have very strong theater, arts and debate programs. Chesterton (where the school is located) is a nice, sleepy town, and therefore presents very few issues in terms of disruption during the school day, and danger in the surrounding area. The thing I would change is that there is little social awareness within Chesterton High School as to how amazingly small the percentage of people of color is within our schools. There is rampant ignorant hate speech among those who are privileged enough to not feel the effect of those words. But such is life. I just wish the administration would address that a little bit more.
Duneland schools always provide what their students need. They make sure that we are able to get through our school career and succeed while doing so. They provide their students with electronic devices to complete their school work and those come in handy when you have a lot of snow days over the winter. They make sure we are prepared for when we have e-learning days, which is doing our school from home online if we were to have an inclement weather day. This makes sure our school year is not extended due to snow days and I feel motivates students more because they know when they will be done for sure.