A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
21051 21 Mile Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
Telephone
(586) 723-2700
Website

Dakota High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
96 responses
Average ACT
26
175 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Athletics
    26%
  • The people
    18%
  • Homecoming/prom
    15%
  • The musicals! By FAR the best part of Dakota.
    14%
  • The talent shows
    8%
  • I love being a part of the music program!
    8%
  • The staff
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,803
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,834/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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Dakota High School Reviews

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If you're a popular student, then you'll like this school; if not, you'll just have to pull through. There are various clubs and activities students can participate in. Some of the teachers here are very helpful and are fantastic with their jobs; other teachers unfortunately have no clue what they're supposed to be teaching. There are a LOT of cliches, and diversity isn't too high in this school. The administrators are wonderful, hard-working people. The environment though is secure per se, though it involves security cameras glancing at you at every hallway you go through.
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I attended Dakota High School for my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I loved the school! The classes I took were rigorous and challenging. The teachers were very helpful and always provided extra help if needed. The clubs were great and I met a lot of my friends there. The school is quite big but that is what made it all that more special.
I really like my school! In fact, I love it! I used to go to another school, Warren Mott, and it's very different from Dakota. I was at Warren Mott and in Warren Consolidated Schools since preschool, but now that I've been at Dakota and in Chippewa Valley Schools, I can definitely say that it's better. The teachers, all the staff, and students are pretty amazing! There's a lot of opportunity for us and I think that it's great. Dakota is a great school for sure! If I have to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I would even redo my 9th grade year at Warren Mott. I think that coming from another school district really allows me to truly appreciate my time at Dakota.