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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dumont High School is a highly rated, public school located in Dumont, NJ. It has 788 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
101 New Milford Ave
Dumont, NJ 07628
Telephone
(201) 387-3000
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Dumont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
264 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$94,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Median Home Value
$364,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    38%
  • SO Night Talent Show
    22%
  • High School Plays
    16%
  • Sport Events
    9%
  • Band Festival
    6%
  • Lots of fun
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
788
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,172
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,786/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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In my four years at Dumont High School, I believe it has helped me mature and grow into the responsible, independent individual I am today. DHS has aided me in becoming more sociable and extroverted with its inclusive clubs and activities. Not only have I been inspired by DHS' events and clubs, I have also felt connected to my teachers who will go out of their way to help myself or any other students at Dumont High School. Go Huskies!
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Principal and other administrative entities within DHS are overly strict and often rely on fear mongering to get their point across. Many times over new things have been added to the school that, in the end, do nothing for the students for security or defense. Money is frequently wasted on frivolous things to make the aesthetic of the school look better, while our own laptops and other educational devices still continually break down or just all together not work. Our student government is a sham, clubs typically have little to no presence in the school despite still being around, and some teachers, who refuse to teach important knowledge, still linger for whatever reason.
Dumont High School is a distinctive high school located in the antient town of Dumont, New Jersey. The high school, still standing proudly after over a century of service to Bergan County, serves as one of the oldest surviving modern high schools. It once had a train station that connected neighboring towns, since it was one of the only high schools in all of North Jersey. Today its neo-classical pillars are still in-tact, along with its clock and pediments, a distant reminder of much different times.