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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dubuque Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Dubuque, IA. It has 1,550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Dubuque Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1250
17 responses
Average ACT
26
191 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,298
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$138,400
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Spirit week.
    19%
  • Dressing up for sporting events.
    16%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Fall musical
    9%
  • Swimming meets
    8%
  • Spring talent show.
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,550
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,664
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,438/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I liked how it felt like home. It made me want to go to school. Although not all classes were my favorite I did enjoy my time with my friends. I enjoyed going to basketball and football games. There was lots of school spirit. They have strict rules that are overrated sometimes, but they are to keep their students safe. My experience was enjoyable but at times frustrating. They did have lots of resources and extra help if you ever needed it. I would recommend going here over all the other high-schools in dubuque. You can really tell they do care about their students and the future they will have.
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The main aspect I enjoyed about Dubuque Senior High School, is how large the school was and the high amount of students attending. On the other hand, the hardest thing about attending Dubuque Senior High School, was that the vast, and I mean VAST, majority of the building was no air conditioned. There were only two spots in the school that were air conditioned, the office and the new science wing. Because of this, it became unbearably hot in the warmer months of school.
It has been a great place to further my academics and athletics, I have learned a great deal about myself and my capabilities. I feel as my teachers truly care about my success and want me to go far and are willing to help me get to that point. I do feel as I could be challenged a little more and I have ran into a few hiccups when it comes to scheduling. I love the atmosphere and have made so many close friends, however I do wish our student body took more care in school pride. I love going to Dubuque Senior and can't thank the faculty enough for all the experiences and help I've gotten.