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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Dexter Regional High School is a public school located in Dexter, ME. It has 291 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
About Dexter Regional High School...
Address
12 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930
Telephone
(207) 924-5536
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
34 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$32,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$812
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,700
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.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Homecoming- the entire town turns out
    31%
  • Color games
    23%
  • Winter Carnival
    23%
  • Band-o-Rama
    15%
  • Athletic events
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
291
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,752
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,692/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Dexter Regional High School provided your average high school experience. The classes I enjoyed most during my time at DRHS had to have been the AP courses they offered and the Jobs for Maine's Graduates (essentially a sort of life/college preparation class) class I took through my last three years. The options for extracurriculars and clubs were somewhat limited outside of your basic sports and joining a humanitarian group called Seeds of Peace, but that seems enough for most people. The teachers were usually always professional, prepared, and always gave a good atmosphere to the school. Now that I've been through the school in its entirety, I can say that while I'm glad high school is done with, I'm glad I went through Dexter for my last four years of public education. It's a great little quaint school. It may not be the "perfect" school (what school is?), but it's one where you'll make memories, and really, that's what matters at the end of it all.
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I played sports all through high school and the sports programs I was apart of was wonderful. I have the best memories of playing sports with great friends of mine. Sadly, the school academically could be way better than what it is. I was not prepared for college, I academically felt behind because I was not taught everything I needed to know to build my education in college, and we need more advanced classes. The school would also move teachers around so for example, a biology teacher was moved to teaching chemistry and since that was something new for them the students didn't get as much out of the class educationally. The teachers are wonderful people and they are all extremely nice.
What I like about attending Dexter Regional High School is the unity within our school. Dexter does a day called Color Games, put together by Seeds of Peace, where the school is split to two teams. On this day, we have a friendly competition in academic challenges. This creates unity by students cheering each other with no judgments, and positive attitudes. Dexter High is most definitely a school made up of unity. Although I love attending Dexter, one thing I would change is adding more electives and classes to prep us for college. We have had postgraduates come back and speak to us about how they would have liked to be better prepared for college. I feel as if we do not have enough variety in classes, so that is one thing I would love to change.