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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Dixon High School is a public school located in Dixon, IL. It has 803 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
Address
300 Lincoln Statue
Dixon, IL 61021
Telephone
(815) 284-7723
Website

Dixon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1160
19 responses
Average ACT
24
48 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,000
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Median Home Value
$92,100
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Homecoming/Prom
    40%
  • Pep assemblys
    20%
  • Senior Slave Day for Homecoming
    13%
  • AP Statistics and AP Calculus football matches.
    7%
  • Senior pranks
    7%
  • Sporting events
    7%
  • yeeting. duke win.
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
803
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,229
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,827/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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There are plenty of clubs and organizations available to get involved in, such as key club, student council, etc. The students involved in these types of clubs are very committed to what they do and work hard to organize events for DHS. Student council and key club are probably the most popular among the school. There are also plenty of sports to try: football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and some do swimming through Byron High School. Any of these sports are great opportunities to get involved and build good friendships. Parents and other students are very supportive of DHS athletics and have huge team spirit. Especially when it comes to football.
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The teachers at Dixon High School are very knowledgeable when it comes to the subjects they teach. They are very willing to share their knowledge with me, and the rest of the students, that attend DHS. Their teaching styles, however, are nothing spectacular. Some do not do too many activities that get the students more involved with the lesson or use many electronics besides the typical SmartBoard. This causes many of the students to lose focus on what they are being taught, which means that their grades tend to drop. Although, their relationships with the students are nothing but friendly. For most of them, that is. Some of the DHS teachers do not seem to click well with their students. The grading scale used by DHS teachers has remained consistent and for some, they even grade more strictly.
Even though I've only attended this school for a couple of years so far, I've enjoyed my time here. The teachers and student body, for the most part, are extremely friendly and willing to help out when needed. I have built many friendships with other students at DHS. Some of my favorite experiences from this school would probably be the sports teams I took part of: softball, volleyball, and basketball. The coaches are always there to help you with your fundamentals and other skills you'd like to improve. My teammates have been nothing but supportive of each other and it is really inspiring to experience. These things are what makes Dixon High School unique. You have all kinds of students to make friendships with and teachers who genuinely care about your safety and health. If I were able to choose this school and do it all over, I would.