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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  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 827 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

John Dickinson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1070
87 responses
Average ACT
27
5 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$73,892
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$260,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Football games
    20%
  • Volleyball games
    20%
  • Ram Jam Talent Show
    12%
  • School Play
    12%
  • 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
827
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,616/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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JDHS has a lot of diversity and students in college preparatory, honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. These courses vary in rigor but the teachers remain phenomenal in every class. Recently they added a middle school opened which is a great opportunity to experience the IB curriculum prior to high school. Even if JDHS isn’t the high school for you, the middle school is one of the best schools around. Without having to chose a major- students experience a design class with hands on building and creativity (also available in high school), a performing arts class where students deliver monologues and develop confidence, and last but not least an art class where students experiment with different mediums. While there is an excellent curriculum, it encourages students to have freedom in developing passions while engaging the curriculum. As someone who had an chance to attend a highly competitive charter school, I am happy I chose to stay at JDHS.
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It is great here, the teachers here are very nice and try to understand the stress of students! Sometimes being here can be a bit hard but the teachers try their best to take away stress, whether it's by giving breaks or fewer assignments. The kids are also very nice and friendly.
There's a strong connection between passionate students and teachers here. There's an overall sense of community, and the teachers genuinely want every student to succeed. Many will go the extra mile if it means helping a student, whether it's in regards to college help or in-school assignments. Not to mention, the Covid response has been thorough, with safety as the number one priority.