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Dixie County High School

Public | 9-12 | 517 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 13, 2014

The only people who get support are football players, last I heard still inappropriate relationships with student on student while on school grounds. Drugs and drinking heck yeah. I was considered a nerd was picked on endlessly and almost quit. If you can help it put your kid somewhere else.


Posted September 23, 2010

Dixie County High School happens to be a really good school. They now have a new principle and new discipline enforcer. Ms. Locke has made a new motto for the high school; D for Discipline, C for Character, H for Honor, S for Success. The band there is AMAZING. It is the largest it has been since Mr.Garrett started working as the band instructor. 60 people. 9 of which are guard members. It may be a "D" school but it has a promising future ahead of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2010

Are school is terrible, they favor nothing but football athletes, they favor no other sport nor academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

I would not recommend this school and the only reason my kids attend is because i have no other choice. only a hand full of teachers actually care how your child does and the other teachers are only there for a paycheck (which I know isn't much), I attend a rally once for Take Stock in Children and the Sr. class that year had to write thank you notes to Governor Bush, My husband and I were shock to see that these children/young adults could not spell a simple word. Please someone step-in, get rid of the Principle and Vice-principle because they are awful at their jobs. These children will be the leaders of future and I am scared of what this world will become. This school also allows young adults with criminal records to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I would never reccomend anyone to this school. First off this school doesnt offer many classes at all. Second the school favors student who's parents are considered important, so basically if you don't ahev the special last name then your bound to be in the showed. For example i know a student who wasnt allowed to park on school campus just because the student had parked where all the other students parked, and this student was the only one to be punished. Just because the other student were considered important. So, baciscally do not attend this school!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

I think that DCHS is not a good school. There isnt that much classes to choose from and we dont even have honor classes anymore because the principal said we couldnt have them anymore. Some of the teachers at DCHS really care about their students but some teachers act like they dont even care. Sometimes when you ask for help they wont help you. If you are thinking about attending DCHS then you better think twice because this school isnt good at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2004

To Great Schools, I just reveiwed three schools in Dixie County, the parent ratings were the same for each school in this District, word for word. How can that be? I gave you my review independently for each of the three schools. I don't think I understand what you are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 84%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%74%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 37%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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16077 U.S. 19
Cross City, FL 32628
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