Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesB
Dyer County High School is an above average, public school located in Newbern, TN. It has 1,157 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% 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.16 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
- I really like the plays, and we did a lip sync.26%
- Prom is nice, but I've only been to one.17%
- When we played Dyersburg our rivals.17%
- We are banned from playing our rival over a fight.15%
- Football/Basketball homecoming week is the best.9%
- Pep Rallies are literally ten to fifteen minutes.9%
- We are in a class way too large for us.4%
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.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
Dyer County High School Reviews
Dyer County High School is one of the best schools, and that's not just my opinion. Last year, we were ranked a tier 5 school due to our test scores. My school offers a variety of clubs and other extra curricular programs that are all inclusive. Not only are the clubs amazing, but so are our sports teams. We always make it to state regionals for our football team, our volleyball is currently in regionals, and our Co-Ed cheer team is infamous for their dedication and impressive choreography. There are so many of us in this school and during the current pandemic we are taking extensive precautions in order to ensure the safety of the students. The teachers and administrators go out of there way to implement the "No Child Left Behind" act, which is why the graduation rate of our beloved school is above 90%. I love my school and they truly go above and beyond in every aspect. I've lived all over west Tennessee and Dyer County High School is by far the best I've attended.
At Dyer County High School, there are many opportunities to join organizations such as HOSA and FFA that are just as important to the school culture as major sports. While the school is home to diverse sports teams from our coed cheer team to our trapshooting team, there are also other outlets in which students can get involved in the arts and other media through the journalism and art club. There are also various leadership opportunities for student, however, something I would change about the school would be increasing the input that the student council has on school-wide issues. The school also pushes for college and career readiness, which is reflected in our test scores. Overall, with abundant ACT prep and various form of workforce preparation, the school excels in preparing its students for life after high school.
In my opinion, the learning environment is satisfactory. The building and design is more welcoming than others giving it a positive atmosphere. For the most part, teachers and staff are willing to cooperate with student needs and attempt to offer the best resources in preparation for college. However, I must admit there are a few exceptions. Regardless of what school and the location, there are always teachers that unfortunately do not take their career as seriously as it should be taken. This subsequently leads to overall difficulty learning whatever material is required to learn in such classes. Aside from perhaps a handful of teachers who stray from priorities, this high school is a very neat and organized school.