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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jamesville-Dewitt High School is a top rated, public school located in Dewitt, NY. It has 922 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Jamesville-Dewitt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
264 responses
Average ACT
30
109 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$36,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Median Home Value
$93,200
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Annual musical and school elections.
    26%
  • Sporting events
    22%
  • JD Day
    17%
  • Extracurricular Activities
    13%
  • Annual drama show
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
922
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,875
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
$17,920/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Jamesville-Dewitt High School Reviews

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I had a very good experience and Jamesville-DeWitt High School. There are so many amazing opportunities available such as the different clubs, activities, and extracurriculars, as well as electives and AP courses, that make it so that everyone has a place that they feel a part of. The sense of community there is outstanding and most of the staff are great. There are some teachers there, however, that I feel are only still teaching there due to being tenured which I feel is wrong, but the majority are outstanding. I have very close relationships with many of my teachers and they are always willing to meet with you and get you extra help whenever you may need it. The school is very diverse as well, and you'll find yourself among people of all different backgrounds, even many foreign students move to this district every year.
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The teaching and learning experience is excellent, but the administration not so much. JD is a very sports oriented high school and therefore the arts are extremely underfunded. Many students have had issues with the administration regarding the way in which they handle certain situations. I reported a situation in which I was physically harassed multiple times by a boy during a school event and the administration did not do anything about it. In fact, I wasn’t laughed out of a counselor’s office when I went to report the incident. JDHS claims that they have “no tolerance for bullying,” but they don’t do anything to prevent or stop bullying.
At Jamesville Dewitt High School, education and athletic accomplishment are number one priority, but we do have some great teachers that work tirelessly to make sure every student, regardless of ability or background, has a plan for the future. We have challenging course for every level of academic ability, but in my experiences, some teachers are better than others. It is very clear who has a deep care for a student and their success, and who is just there for the paycheck.