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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
John Dickinson High School is an above average, public school located in Wilmington, DE. It has 660 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Telephone
(302) 992-5500
Website

John Dickinson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1050
65 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,283
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Median Home Value
$244,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Volleyball games
    21%
  • Ram Jam Talent Show
    13%
  • School Play
    13%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Soccer games
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
660
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,835
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,379/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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John Dickinson High School is a place where you don't only learn but you grow/develop as a whole student. It is IB certified school which helps its community grow internationally. The school staff is very friendly and responsible. You meet people from different cultures and backgrounds who help you learn more about the world. It is an amazing school!
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I attended the (fairly new) Middle Years Program for two years. As the middle school program was in its early stages, there were a lot of kinks that needed to be ironed out. There is not a lot of autonomy or stability for middle schoolers, but this should change as the program gets its footing. The teachers are great and they do their best.
The school isn't super clique-y and is pretty integrated, aside from the fact that the 9th graders do their own thing and have their own hall. The teachers are pretty cool and they really try to keep us motivated and spirited. A lot of the teachers I've had care about us getting our work done and making sure we don't fail.