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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dexter High School is a public school located in Dexter, NM. It has 296 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

Dexter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
40 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,197
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,700
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Homecoming
    50%
  • Track season
    20%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pennies for Patients
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
296
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,869
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,624/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Dexter High School is a friendly, tight-knit, small town school. Everyone treats eachother with kindness and the staff to student ratio is perfect allowing everyone the best opportunities as the teachers do their best to teach and can connect with students. It has a nice choice of classes and a great online schooling as well as dual credit opportunities. However it is lacking a bit in technology but it continues to improve each year. It takes sports and activities serious and offers many. A motto being school first sports second to make sure the athletes are performing their best at school and at the games. Dexter High does ya best to help the student gain the success they need and improve on the areas they may be lacking. For me it has been a great experience.
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The people that you surround yourself with at school can change how you see the school. Thankfully I had a good group of people surrounding me and I was very active in the community. The more active you are at Dexter the easier it is to be at school. Being at dexter is like being with family, everyone knows everyone. Although education wise we have some amazing teachers unless it comes to math. The school has trouble keeping math teachers because of the students.
Dexter High is amazing. All the teachers there care about you, they take time to teach you what you don't understand. There's anumber of things that you can be apart of; Band, NHS, Student Council, Criminal Justice Club, FFA, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Softball, Track, Cheer and Choir. There is always community involvement. The things I would like to see changes in is getting more money for our education, technology (computers), and have updated textbooks.