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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
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.

Duxbury High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
429 responses
Average ACT
30
125 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$128,333
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,857
National
$949
Median Home Value
$629,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Prom red carpet and spirit week
    43%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Theater and music performances
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Playing music during passing periods
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,632/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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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.
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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.