Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyA+
- Resources & FacilitiesA-
Duxbury High School is a highly rated, public school located in Duxbury, MA. It has 1,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
Duxbury High School Reviews
DHS is above average in many aspects. They have an excellent theatre/music program, their academics do prepare students for college, and there are some teachers that genuinely care, if you can find them. But if you are a parent thinking about sending your child here, I ask you to reconsider. The administration doesn't listen to students' concerns and frequently sweeps the underlying problems within the school's structure/atmosphere under the rug to protect their image (for example, a tenured teacher who married his student after she graduated still teaches here despite protests from the student body). The school has done nothing to address the widespread drug use and mental health issues students often develop from the social/academic pressure present here. If you do not fit into a certain DHS mold - academic, athletic, preppy, neurotypical, wealthy, etc. - it will be difficult for you to fit in here. My 4 years here were mostly miserable and I know many others who feel the same.
Duxbury High School offers an amazing education to its students. Its teachers mostly care about the well-being and success of their students, and strive to help them in whatever they need. One of the major downsides to this school is the lack of diversity. The town's reputation of being stuck-up definitely does reflect on many of the students and it shows. Another issue I have with the school is the lack of preparation they offer to students going off to college and the "real world". I felt like I was being thrown into the college application process and left to mostly my own devices, and was only told what to do when I went out of my way to ask my guidance counselor about it. The music, performance, and arts programs are especially redeeming, and offer students the opportunity to get involved and explore with creativity. I think overall, this is a great school to enroll your student in, as it gives a well-rounded education and many opportunities.
Duxbury on paper would seem to most as an idealistic school, but with my experiences are quite different. Starting with the teachers, some of them are the best around, for example I will name Mr. Craft, Ms. Morrison, Ms Sullivan, and some more. They made my journey through High school less stressful than if I had got some other teachers. But the ratio of good do bad is tipping in the bad scale. Most teacher have been then for awhile now and most of them teach laid back and not responsible. Most teacher will just give you a single sheet assignment for an hour long class. They don't teach, just expect you to do the assignment and if run into a problem they either tell you to ask someone else or they'll just tell you the answer without explaining how. This extremely frustrated me and it was something that I had dealt with going through every single grade. This is entirely my opinion, I have given my side and yours may vary.