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B
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dunellen High School is an above average, public school located in Dunellen, NJ. It has 355 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
411 First Street
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Telephone
(732) 968-0885
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Dunellen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
59 responses
Average ACT
23
9 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$78,447
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Median Home Value
$279,800
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.
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  • Homecoming and pep rallies.
    60%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
355
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.4%
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
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,388/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Dunellen High School consists of well-educated teachers that do truly care about the students and provide extra help for any student. There is a good variety of courses to take and overall produces many successful students that will blossom. The clubs are limited and the funding is not provided equally, yet the Dunellen students always turn their clubs into something great with the materials they are given. Throughout my experience at Dunellen High School, I have met many people and participated in almost everything Dunellen High School offers. I have benefitted by seeing the diversity of people and it has given me the knowledge to further my education and my experiences. Although some experiences were challenging, there were teachers and peers around to boost my confidence and encourage me. My overall experience there provided astounding education. Plus all the hardships and problems that came to me during my four years have prepared me for adult life.
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Grade levels are small in size, making it easier to remember the names/faces of fellow students. The small size of the student body allows for students from different grade levels to interact more. Most teachers are willing to provide extra time before or after school for students seeking help in their classes. The school has a decent variety of clubs and organizations that are open for any student to join. A pressing safety concern is how people are routinely let into the school by students and faculty alike without definite identification. Sports are a large part of student life, but the most widely attended to sports are football and basketball, with other sports often being neglected despite their numerous achievements. All students are provided with a chromebook to be used for academic purposes both in and out of the classroom. The best addition of resources to the school is the state of the art computer lab, consisting of 20+ Mac computers, a 3D printer, and a VR.
Dunellen is a mile by mile town with a small downtown area. The main street is filled with family owned restaurants , a movie theater, grocery store, pharmacy, and many other small businesses. The main street is a fun place to grab a movie, food or take a stroll. I have attended Dunellen's schools since Kindergarten and although we are not a big district offering more subject and elective, the schools do offer a small classroom size and teachers who really care about each student. Our sports program is small, but every student has a chance to play on JV or Varsity. We may be small, but we are huge in school spirit!!