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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  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
Dixie Heights High School is an above average, public school located in Fort Mitchell, KY. It has 1,403 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
3010 Dixie Hwy
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Telephone
(859) 341-7650
Website

Dixie Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
10 responses
Average ACT
26
278 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$89,073
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Median Home Value
$204,300
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Senior Spirit Fest
    26%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Brunch
    15%
  • Senior Dinner dance
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior-Faculty Basketball Game
    13%
  • Young Life
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,403
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,005
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,004/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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I have very much enjoyed being a student at dixie however some things have made me frustrated. I feel like dixie is a great school but needs improvement in several areas.. one thing I have noticed is any kid with special needs we keep them almost hidden in the corner of the basement, and I rarely ever see a normal teacher calaberat with a special ed teacher to provide an easy task for the student but still allowing them to be actively involved in the class and not just sitting there silently for an hour.
Also I feel like for our ESL students they don’t get the help needed

Our administration is now fantastic! I love going into the office and feeling loved and welcome by each of the staff!
Our lunch staff is also great but the food is poor.. I never feel like I got enough to eat or that any of the food is fresh or good
Dixie heights is a great school and I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!
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Dixie Heights is a great institution, I would not have chosen to attend any other school in the district. However, just like all schools, Dixie does have its problems: the main building was constructed as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and is showing signs of timely wear (a few leaking water pipes, some small cracks developing on walls, etc), Dixie is very lacking in the Mathematics department to which I personally knew several students who attended Dixie and completed the most challenging Mathematics programs at Dixie and were still not ready for college calculus, and the administration is undergoing a transitional period and is somewhat disorganized as a result of that.
The teachers at Dixie have been wonderful at teaching their specified subjects, making sure to focus on each individual student and making sure those students understand that certain subject. During ACT prep time, all of my teachers were preparing us extremely well and making sure they took 10-20 minutes, or even a full class day, to prepare us. Another thing I admire about my school is the diverse amount of clubs we offer to students. With the large amount of clubs we have at Dixie, every student is able to be involved in some way. One thing that I found to be a negative throughout my four years is the communication between the administration, teachers, and students. Sometimes, there are things that are needed to be said and what needs to be said gets lost between everyone and there is sometimes a disconnect between everyone and things might get disorganized.