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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
William L. Dickinson High School is a public school located in JERSEY CITY, NJ. It has 1,692 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
About William L. Dickinson High School...
Address
2 PALISADE AVE
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306
Telephone
(201) 714-4400

William L. Dickinson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1030
183 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,271
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,200
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
35%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • When you hit senior year then you get events maybe
    29%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Junior Prom
    13%
  • Senior class field trips
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,692
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,180
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,804/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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William L. Dickinson High School Reviews

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I’ll begin by saying the things I don’t like about Dickinson. To begin with the late rooms are terrible because how you get detention from being 4 minutes late but not 20, they just take an absence which you can make up. Secondly, there are many motivating and education involved students which are a positive influence but, many others can be involved in school activities and sports and always try to involve you in drama and negativity. Lastly, it’s plain and simple, some teachers are just rude and the food is terrible. Overall, I try and focus on the positive the funny and motivational teachers that try and help us progress to college as well as the good friendship made with optimistic people.
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William L. Dickinson high school is an amazingly diverse school. It exposes you to a variety of cultures and ideas. It's not a typical school where kids are mostly oriented by the similar goals. Here you come across very complex, unique, smart, not excluding, troublesome individuals. It's up to a student to make the rational decisions, hang out with the good crowd and work hard to pursue their dream or goal. Staff is encouraging and will assist you. All of the teachers that I encountered were amazing. However, the part of the school that I wish was different is the spirit. DHS doesn't have a strong school spirit which makes it somewhat boring for most kids here.
I have learned a lot in Dickinson, not only toward academics but also towards life. Dickinson taught me how to deal with situations wisely and the smart actions to take. I learned a lot from my teachers and from the environment around me, I learned that you have to be focused because if you fall, you set yourself up for failure. This school made me who I am and I believe that If I would have went to any other High School I wouldn’t have learned half of what I know today.