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Dunedin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1473 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

Don't let these other reviewers fool you, This school needs A LOT of improvement and strongly suggest another school for your child to go to. My daughter experienced a terrible education, poor teaching quality and one of the teachers were even talking about pimping women! The principal will be retiring too and he wasn't helping the school in the long run. Please take your child somewhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

I have a Fundamental student at Dunedin this year and this school, along with it's principal, teachers and staff are amazing. My child is thriving and is encouraged each day to continue to grow and be challenged. Her grades and test scores are up and she loves going to school each day. I am an Alumni, Class of 1992, and this High School prepared me to become an entrepeneur and I see the same things happening to my daughter. I am proud and blessed to be a Falcon!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Dunedin High School is a place where those kids who want to succeed, can and those who don't,complain about it. It has been a great experience for my children, especially since a new principal came on board a few years ago. He is very passionate about student success and making opportunities available to students to help them when it's needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

hi i want to know what kind of careers are there in your school'm Mexican and wanted to know if you have scholarships


Posted February 8, 2013

I have had three children graduate from Dunedin High School, and have round it to be excellent. It is not perfect, as no high school could be, but the teachers and administrators are very caring and helpful with very few exceptions. I especially want to recomment the Drama Department. My daughter has learned so much in her four years at the school. The department is very well run and provides a safe outlet for the theater students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

My daughter is currently a senior at DHS, we have been here since freshman year. Mr. Hepburn came to us in Sophomore year. He and staff have turned DHS around 180 degrees! The school is focused on the kids succeeding academically and in pursuit of good character. Mr. Hepburn and staff have made themselves accessible when any concerns or issues arise. Hepburn is a busy man, but he has always gone out of his way to personally take care of any concerns we have had. I'm very grateful and would recommend DHS to any parents who want their children to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

My daughter just started this year and I met some of the staff and the prinipal. The school is immaculate. The staff were exceptionally nice and helpful. Everyone I spoke with including volunteers loved the school. The principal is wonderful! My daughter is a very nice young girl, very respectful. She love her teachers, and the kids, well they are the same as any school, the good, the bad and the ugly. They have a wonderul after school homework class for evey subject 4 days a week which is awesome! Overall, so far, I am very happy with the school. Reading these reviews worried me but not anymore. People should check it out for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

DHS is a great school. Mr. Hepburn did a stellar job in his first year & is positioning the school for the incoming first fundamental freshman class. I am hoping that with this new focus on fundamental status that there will be more parental involvement as that is the only piece missing from a great picture of Dunedin High School. I have to also add that the guidance department works very hard with the students ensuring that they have the correct subject & credits to graduate as June 2011 was the largest graduating class. Guidance also helps seniors/juniors to find scholarship money to continue education on college. The teachers rea;;y seem to care about the students and the smaller campus makes DHS a hidden treasurer in the Pinellas County School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

They have a world-class pipe band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The school is exactly what you put into it. The teachers are, for the most part, fantastic. If your child participates and puts the effort out, they will get a tremendous amount out of Dunedin High School. The staff is great - not rude! The morale of the students does NOT depend on the teachers. It starts at home and then spreads to the children. If you're not happy with your child and their education - try being a little more involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Staff not apropiate for high school student. School don't help children to success in life and college. Staff in the office are rude with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

School is nothing special. Teachers don't teach as well as they should and don't seem to be very caring, neither are the students. When you add non-caring students and non-caring teachers together, you get Dunedin High School. It's a mess. Do not go here, Please.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

This school is terrible. There is no leadership, and if they do try to be authoritative, they go about it in all the wrong ways. Zero school spirit, morale is low. Overall an awful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

i highly reccomend this school.as a student i feel excepted.the sports are great and so are the teachers..they are always there if you need after school help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

I have 2 children at DHS. They are both in the Fast Track BA program which basically means they are qualified AP students. Love, Love, Love the teachers my children have had. Had a little concern with my daughters Geometry teacher but it all panned out. Teachers are available after school for help. They truly are proud of their students and are willing to help in anyway. My children are both on sports. They are involved in wonderful clubs that help the community. Overall, a great high school experience. Excellent teacher: Dr. E., Ms. Korupas, Ms. Stackpole, Mr. Haines, Ms. Weybrant, Mr. Logaski, Senora Barrett...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I used to teach at DHS 5 years ago & I can clearly see many improvements in the discipline structure, Mr. Summa is firm, FAIR and respectful of the students rights. I feel that my kids are safe and in an environment that they can flourish & excel. I am also glad to see Tom Britain back at DHS - a great asset to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

i went to school there and i feel that they will do there all to help students and they are a great school..


Posted May 22, 2007

Overall the school is good especially since our new amazing principal, Mr. Paul Summa. He will do anything possible for a student, same with the new guidance and assistant principal staff. There is fighting at the school, but you'll find it at every high school, but when I was there fighting definitely declined with our new principal. Dr. Eberts, Mr. McKinney, Ms. Kuropas, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Barret and Mr. Haines are by far the best teachers at the school. All in all I had a great experience at this school and wouldn't change a thing. I would just recommend to get involved, take classes with the teachers I mentioned.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2006

very good sld program one of the oldest established so one of the most organized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Dunedin High has a good academic ciriculum the new principal had continued the good work of the prior one they also have have a very extended sports program DHS is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

352 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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 64% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
29%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 63%
Hispanic 15%
Black 14%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 81%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%60%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. REUBEN C HEPBURN
Fax number
  • (727) 469-4143

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1651 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, FL 34698
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