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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Indian River High School is an above average, public school located in Dagsboro, DE. It has 884 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
29772 Armory Road
Dagsboro, DE 19945
Telephone
(302) 732-1500
Website

Indian River High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
111 responses
Average ACT
26
9 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$54,218
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,600
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Spirit week/homecoming week is alot of fun.
    29%
  • Football Games
    20%
  • Anything to do with the music department
    14%
  • Everything
    10%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Band
    6%
  • Cheerleading
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
884
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,595/ 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
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Indian River High School has been a wonderful place for me to further my education and prepare for my future at a university. I have been a very involved student, and Indian River High School has provided a plethora of opportunities to do so. The majority of staff and students are very kind, and willing to go the extra mile to help one another. I am grateful to Indian River High School for providing me with a safe and sufficient environment to learn and grow. The school has a wonderful academic program, and encouraged me to try AP classes. I have already gained college credit from two of those classes, and intend to pass three more before graduation! The administration does an excellent job at limiting distractions from the learning process in an appropriate but effective manner. Overall, I've thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Indian River High School.
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While I was attending Indian River I enjoyed the athletics, there were many teams that I could participate in if I chose to, the coaches were fantastic, and the athletic director was my favorite! Academics were ok, a majority of the teachers didn't know what they were doing, and those that didn't were quickly removed. The teachers that have been at IR for a long time are the most beneficial because they know what they are doing. The only problem I truly had with the school itself was the administration and the rules that were enforced. As it would turn out they only did what they had to to abide by Indian River School District Codes which were complete, and utter trash.
My experience at Indian River has been very good the past four years. I have ben a member of the band and nearly all its smaller ensembles since freshman year and it has been a truly rewarding experience. I love the students that I've met through the arts program and formed many friendships that I know will last a lifetime. My teachers have always strived to help me when I ask for it, and the administration works to create a great environment for learning.