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William L. Dickinson High School
  • Public
  • Jersey City, NJ

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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William L. Dickinson High School is a public school located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 1,792 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1030
219 responses
Average ACT
25
5 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$61,295
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$411,092
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
30%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • When you hit senior year then you get events maybe
    29%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Senior class field trips
    14%
  • Junior Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,792
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,506
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,581 / year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 37 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 37 responses

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