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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 372 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.

Dunellen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
71 responses
Average ACT
24
10 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-
Median Household Income
$69,868
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,267
National
$949
Median Home Value
$280,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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  • Homecoming and pep rallies.
    38%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Prom
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
372
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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In my freshmen year, the building was old fashioned and dirty most of the time. Teachers for the most part were nice but others were rude and critical. They would be too judgmental and unsympathetic towards the students and it made situations worse. This does not help students excel in the future and the school should take some time to properly interview teachers. Now that I am a senior, the school has changed physically with security which everyone appreciates. But should still focus on providing general academics to students before they graduate, like more discussions about college/universities/ scholarships, other job careers to partake in because school is not for everybody, secrets to success and how to properly use money to buy a house/car (dealerships)/ bills/taxes. Sometimes help is not always available for questions like these, teachers will tell you just look it up online. That is not helpful and shows there is no partnership between teachers and students.
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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.
Dunellen has small class sizes so if a student needs assistance, the majority of the teachers make themselves available. What would be an improvement would be to diversify the teaching staff to mirror the demographics of the area, and to provide more courses that align to future business needs for students who are doing a college preparatory curriculum.