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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dedham High School is an above average, public school located in Dedham, MA. It has 718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Dedham High School...
School District
Dedham Public Schools
Address
140 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026
Telephone
(781) 310-1100

Dedham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
187 responses
Average ACT
25
42 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$89,514
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,546
National
$949
Median Home Value
$416,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Prom
    35%
  • Games
    30%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
718
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
86.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,912/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Not only is the guidance department demeaning towards students and parents, they actively prevent students from taking classes they want and discourage students from pursuing the arts as a career. Dress coding is targeted toward certain groups of people and a lot of teachers don't seem to care for their students.

Leaks in bathrooms, hallways, and classrooms are often left unattended for weeks or months. They fire spanish teachers every year and struggle to find good ones for the next year, etc.

The good thing about this school are the taco bowls and the few teachers who actually care about their students.
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I have truly enjoyed my experience at Dedham High. I have seen real improvement in the school as a whole over my four years. All the teachers and staff are more than kind and welcoming. The school offers many clubs and sports, giving all students an opportunity to stand out and seize opportunities. With my teachers and guidance counselors help, I feel highly prepared for college and am devastated that this is my last year. Each class of all levels is run especially well, including the AP classes which help with college preparation. In the DHS atmosphere I always feel welcome; my teachers are always around, and make every attempt to befriend their students.
Attending DHS was a good experience for me. The amount of teacher and guidance councilor support I received was excellent. I believe the support and guidance a student receives makes a significant impact on success during high school learning and on future education goals. I enjoyed my classes at DHS, achieved good grades and earned an excellent 5 year scholarship to a prestigious institution.