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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Louis E. Dieruff High School is a public school located in Allentown, PA. It has 1,839 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Louis E. Dieruff High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1030
144 responses
Average ACT
18
7 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$40,490
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,700
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
40%
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 24 responses
Report
  • Pep rally's
    33%
  • Bomb fires
    21%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,839
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,592
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,411/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Louis E. Dieruff High School Reviews

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Louis E. Dieruff High was a very diverse school with amazing teachers who priorities where to give their students the education they needed so they can see them grow as an individual. Dieruff High was and still is a growing school making sure they have the necessities and funds for the faculty and students to achieve the overall best education experience whether that is in class or after school activities. My mother is proud with her decision to enrolling me in Dieruff a high school that prepares us for adult hood with critical thinking and problem solving, a school that cares about the students safety, education experience and their future
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Dieruff was a pretty good school. There are many opportunities for students to branch out and discover themselves. I understand that uniforms come with rules but during my short time there, a third of my teachers were so fixed on the uniform policy than with the class material. And I am a rule follower. I never got in trouble for uniforms. So I am not saying this out of spite. I really like how the staff and faculty try their best to get close with their students.
Louis E. Dieruff High School is not all sunshine and rainbows. The kids are sometimes rowdy and you have other kids that just want to start trouble. I attended Dieruff for four years and it was difficult to always find the light from it. Although it was difficult I learned the ultimate secret goal from this high school and it's "your education is how you make it." I knew a lot of kids that did not attend college from here or they went down the wrong path. But I also met a lot of people who did it right they got a trade job or went off to college. Me? I ended up staying with my dual enrollment classes, stayed positive tried to give off positivity and moved forward. I gained an education, lifetime friends and lifetime teacher and counselor friends that I follow on facebook. The high school is how you make it. Do your job and go home that's it.