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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dixon High School is a public school located in Holly Ridge, NC. It has 854 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
160 Dixon School Rd
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Telephone
(910) 347-2958

Dixon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
70 responses
Average ACT
24
45 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$54,159
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,900
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.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • The homecoming pep rally and senior enterance
    21%
  • Prom, Prom, PROM!
    18%
  • Homecoming. It's huge!
    16%
  • Senior night, they do an amazing job
    11%
  • Everything, to be honest!
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Journalism friday wrap up of the week video
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
854
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,425
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,409/ year
National
$12,239
52%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Dixon High School Reviews

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Dixon is a very close community with a strong parent involvement. I played three different sports and was able to maintain an above average GPA. If you show great effort, the teachers are more than willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed. Although our programs are different in skill level, the staff at Dixon support all sports. There are clubs to join and can be enjoyed without schedule conflicts. You can challenge yourself academically or take just required courses, it is up to you. It is a safe environment with teachers and students being diligent to help keep the atmosphere healthy. A mixture of young and seasoned teachers keep things interesting. There are several opportunities to travel on field trips that focus on college bound students. I am extremely happy to be a part of Dixon than any other Onslow County School.
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My experience at Dixon high school was decent, what I loved about Dixon was the teachers and their commitment to teaching even if they are given the minimal items to teach and the rude students they have to put up with, I really disliked how the teachers where being treated for example my teacher who won her battle against cancer was having a hard time maintaining her class because a lot of the students didn't care. I feel like the way Dixon executes their punishment for students isn't as solid as it should be. lastly the sports in Dixon lacked discipline, the people on all the Dixon sports teams as in the starters show up to practice whenever they want and they slack a lot, if I was the coach I wouldn't put people that show a lack of leadership and commitment in the starting position because that breeds a culture of ''I do what I want'' which caused the downfall in a lot of Dixons sports. overall Dixon has a lot to work on but its not too far gone.
Attending Dixon High School was one of the four years of my life. The whole school just has a very welcoming environment and no one is ever left out. The school offers all sorts of extra-cirriculars for each and every individual. Personally, I was involved in band. The marching band and the concert band was were I spent most of my time- other than my academics. Dixon High School is an amazing school and I would gladly recommend it to anyone searching for a high school for their child. Im proud to say that I graduated from Dixon High School.