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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dixie High School is a public school located in Due West, SC. It has 423 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1 Haynes Street
Due West, SC 29639
Telephone
(864) 379-2186
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
33 responses
Average ACT
23
30 responses
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$53,077
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
423
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
80%
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
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,613
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,063/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Dixie High School is a very close knit community. The small classes help grow the relationship between students and teachers. Police are very close by which helps us feel safe. The only thing I would want to change about the school is the condition of the school. It is noticeably aged, but it is okay.
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The environment was amazing. The teachers always wanted to help and there was little to no bullying. However, there was a lack of resources in the school but our teachers did their best to work around it to give us the best experience they could. The community was very involved with our little school and always helped with fundraisers.
Dixie High School is located in a very poor, rural part of South Carolina. Money isn't spent correctly within the district. Sports are given more attention than academics. The softball team gets brand new uniforms every year while the school building falls apart. Our bathrooms smell of sewage because the plumbing doesn't work. Our ceilings are filled with mold. Despite all of this; however, a few teachers are able to actually educate students. I can count on one hand how many teachers actually educated students and didn't just read from a textbook or PowerPoint. Those few teachers are what save Dixie High School. Without them, all the students would probably dropout because the conditions are so horrible. The district can't decide whether to consolidate the two schools while students sit in unhealthy conditions getting a below average education.