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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dunlap High School is a top rated, public school located in Dunlap, IL. It has 1,280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
PO Box 365
Dunlap, IL 61525
Telephone
(309) 691-3955

Dunlap High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
87 responses
Average ACT
29
229 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,000
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,600
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Hanging out with friends
    28%
  • Early graduation for seniors
    15%
  • Club meetings every other Friday
    13%
  • Zero hour
    13%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Relay for Life
    8%
  • Marching Band Invitational
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,157
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$12,403/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Over the three years that I have attended Dunlap High School, I have learned to love my school. My school offers many great opportunities for academics, sports, clubs, and much more. There is always something to be involved in, no matter what kind of personality the students here have. When I compare Dunlap to the other high schools in my area, I feel beyond grateful to attend the school that I do. Other schools don’t appear to be as inclusive and interactive as Dunlap. Each class is a challenge, but they are preparing me for my future. I feel as if I have thrived here at Dunlap.
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DHS is a great school that not only prepares you for success in high school, but success for college and adulthood, which is truly a special thing. It is an amazing school that anyone can feel welcome at, which most schools are not able to say. At our school, no one feels as if they are a “minority,” as we all feel that we belong to the school and that is our identity. We have great sporting programs with numerous state championships and appearances in the past couple of years, amazing academic courses that challenge you greatly but are worth it, and a culture that is unlike any other school. At DHS, we set our own standards, live up to them, and watch surrounding schools try to do the same (with our standards, of course).
Dunlap High School leaves me with a mostly good impression. Activities create room for involvement with the community. Staff are accepting of religious beliefs; students can leave during class for them if needed. My school is anti-drug; clubs deter poor choices and offer alternatives. Many advances have been made for education and positive roles. Yet, I think it needs improvement. While there are resources offered for college, I feel that our school could use better timing and availability of them. There are also issues with accessibility. Having a friend with EDS and other diagnoses, I had to witness their troubles in getting around school. Elevators, for students who need them, will still be used, preventing my friend from using them and causing tardiness to class. Some of the ramps in our school are too steep. They were unable to sit with the student body in our auditorium for a guest speaker; the ramp leading downward makes it impossible to reach the seating area.