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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dickson County High School is a public school located in Dickson, TN. It has 1,544 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
About Dickson County High School...
Address
509 Henslee Dr
Dickson, TN 37055
Telephone
(615) 446-9003
Website

Dickson County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1130
8 responses
Average ACT
25
177 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,488
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
37%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    23%
  • Football homecoming
    19%
  • Pep rallys
    16%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Basket ball homecoming
    5%
  • Sporting games
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,544
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,581/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Dickson County High School has become more than just a school for me in the past four years. It has become a community. The faculty care about me deeply, and they only want what is best for me. My favorite part about Dickson County High School is its tradition. Homecoming is like no other. Each class spends a whole week making their skits, signs, and floats to be shown in a parade that runs throuhgout the town on homecoming. Little things like students getting pied in the face, slimed on, and teachers going down 25 foot slides happen all year long, and it just adds to the schools fun character. Our school has many clubs for every kind of person. The school is big on doing events and fundraisers to help the community. The school offers many AP and Duel-Enrollment classes. This school is truly just a place like no other and I encourage one to go check it out for oneself.
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Upon coming out at transgender my freshman year, I felt more lukewarmly tolerated (at best) than I did accepted by staff. Impossible to start a GSA here. Meanwhile, FCA is sponsored by the school and the principal will quote the Bible on occasion during morning announcements.
Budget seems more focused on football, projector screens, and flatscreen TVs than current textbooks and computers.
Good counseling department though, great English program (though those teachers are retiring left and right). Most teachers care deeply for their students and do the best they can with what they are given.
Dickson County High School is an average southern school with a few very interesting qualities. DCHS is rooted in tradition which can be seen in our over the top Homecoming or very rowdy football games. DCHS is also very involved in building up and supporting the surrounding community through fundraisers, bake sales, and other involvement. I believe if you put effort into getting involved, you can have a very emjoyable time at Dickson County High School.