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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dexter High School is a highly rated, public school located in Dexter, MI. It has 1,137 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Dexter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
170 responses
Average ACT
29
108 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$113,797
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$949
Median Home Value
$364,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Football or Basketball games in the Student Sectio
    25%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Pep assemblies
    13%
  • Senior Cedar Point trip
    11%
  • Homecoming and Coming Home
    9%
  • Drama club
    5%
  • Stairwell parties (we miss you class of 2014)
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,137
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,951
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,900/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Dexter High School Reviews

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I really enjoyed the variety of classes available. Not only was there a great variety of courses, there were great teachers to teach the subjects. Also, the school offers IB and AP courses so there's a lot of opportunity to test your abilities. Athletics are a priority in Dexter. We have gotten a brand new football field, baseball fields, tennis courts, and three new practice fields for lacrosse/field hockey...etc all within the past year! There are also over 30 clubs and any student can start a new club. The drama club at DHS is amazing! I joined this club as a senior and fell in love with it. We have had many students go onto very prestigious schools prior to being in the DHS drama club. One student from my grade was accepted into the Pace University directors program in New York City which only accepts nine applicants. Unfortunately, a downside to the school is that there is little diversity. Overall, it is a great school! I would recommend the district to any new family!
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I feel that the administration has done a great job of upholding academic excellence within the high school itself, as well as the district as a whole. I do feel that, quite often, certain activities, such as football, are given precedence over all others. The administration puts a low amount of effort into correcting this inequality, and often contributes to the issue by openly supporting one activity over another through unequal attention, funding, and school wide support between activities. Additionally, the diversity at DHS is poor; however, this is also because the town of Dexter as a whole exhibits poor diversity. In all, I think Dexter High School is a terrific gateway to college. Its courses are rigorous, its teachers, fair, its accommodations, appropriate, and its facilities, up-to-date.
Dexter High School has provided me with many great experiences and opportunities. For one, they have an endless selection of sports and clubs/activities so there is always something new to experience. Many of the teachers have positively impacted my life and my learning. However, their science and math department certainly lacks. I have not had great experiences with those teachers. Another thing I dislike about my school is the white privilege and prejudice that many of the students hold, as it is a predominately white community. There is a huge lack in diversity, and it causes some kids to lose perspective and understanding for the real world.