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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
DeKalb High School is a public school located in Waterloo, IN. It has 1,170 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
3424 Cr 427
Waterloo, IN 46793
Telephone
(260) 920-1012
Website
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DeKalb High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
141 responses
Average ACT
26
37 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
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 25 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games.
    24%
  • Powder puff homecoming football game
    24%
  • Dances
    16%
  • Marching Band Invitational
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Show Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,170
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,252/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I am now a senior at dekalb high school and I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years at this school. The administration is wonderful and involved with the students. The staff truly cares about their students. They never fail to show us that we are important to them. I am proud to be apart of multiple clubs here at Dekalb including, Leo club, art league, and national honors society. Our schools involvement with the community has been a perfect example to the students, showing us what it means to pay it forward. One thing that I would change about Dekalb is the diversity. We don't thrive in our diversity.
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My experience with DeKalb High School has been wonderful, and seems to be flying by. There is great teachers, helpful staff, and smart students. Over the years, I have observed both my own classmates and myself grow as people both physically, emotionally, and socially. There are many aspects of my school I can say I am proud of.
DeKalb High school is an overall average place. Our sports teams are average. Our academics overall are average; however, our AP classes are very good. Our administration though is not amazing. Our head administrator has no school spirit and is a detriment to extracurricular activities. He is so overly focused on his precious New Tech program to care about anything else. Our assistant administrators are impeccable, they care about our school and show up to support students.