A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3901 North Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Telephone
(989) 923-5382
Website

H.H. Dow High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1290
83 responses
Average ACT
30
105 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • The Midland-Dow Football Game and Spirit Week!
    40%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Assemblies
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Band Showcase & Festival
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,261
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,752/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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H.H. Dow High School Reviews

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Dow High has many opportunities for almost all students. I've enjoyed this past year getting involved with clubs and activities at the school. The teachers are wonderful, and many have won awards in our region. Additionally, our principal won an award for Principal of the Year in Saginaw Valley! School spirit is a huge part of Dow High, and definitely one of the greatest parts of the school!
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Through my almost four years of schooling at Dow High, I feel it has helped me grow tremendously. Until going there, I had never had a choice in my classes. I was never given the option of "this or that". Once at Dow, I realized I had so much more freedom in what I actually wanted to. I was taking classes that catered to what I wanted to go into. I took business classes for my first three years at Dow and it was by far one of the best decisions I've made since coming here. The classes helped me grow more comfortable with public speaking, become much quicker on my feet, and taught me how to function excellently in a group setting. These classes (Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales) are not options at many other high schools in this area and I'm grateful that I was able to have the experience.Overall, I really have loved my years at Dow. There were a few teachers I struggled with, but that's inevitable. I feel grateful for the fantastic memories and education that Dow has given me .
Dow High School does a good job educating their students but they also somewhat abuse their powers. They limit your absenses so if you miss more than ten times unexcused you fail a class. They also keep your phone overnight until your parent comes and picks it up if you break their policy. These to me are somewhat controlling. With better communication between students and administration and about 10 years, working together they could create a better environment for kids.