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Dickson High School

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Posted February 24, 2009

I attended the Dickson public school system for twelve years. I went on to college and even through grad. school, spending a total of 8 years in college. During that time, I did encounter some difficult professors and classes. However, I was just as prepared for those difficult classes as anyone, better than most. After college my wife and I moved back to the Dickson area, and placed both of our children into the system. My wife holds a Master's degree in education, and teaches for another school in the Ardmore area. We both feel that Dickson offers one of the finest educations that can be found in the public arena. My daughter graduated as valedictorian, went on to complete her college degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry in just three years. She starts graduate school this fall. Currently, my son is excelling in Dickson High School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 25, 2008

I just transferred my child to Dickson from Madill and we are more than pleased. I could not ask for a better facilty and school. The elementary teachers as well as Principal are wonderful and easy to work with.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2008

Dickson High school is a horrible school. My children did not get prepared for college an i regret ever putting my kids in that school...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 29, 2006

I attended Dickson High School for three years and I then moved to Mississippi and had no idea what I was getting into. I was in no way prepared to suceed outside of the Dickson schools I am happy to say that I am now at the top 5A school in the state of Mississippi, so I have started working my way up getting myself ready for college after my 2008 graduation. No thanks to Dickson High School.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 12, 2005

We recently transferred our three children to Dickson and we couldn't be happier. My wife is a Dickson grad and is glad to be 'back home.' We are an educated home and we value quality education. While no school is perfect, Dickson certainly has impressed us with overall quality. As for the other reviews...I can't speak for them, but I do know that when kids fall through the cracks, parents (and students) need to take responsibility for their education. There are plenty of resources available within the school system and without it that can benefit a student who is struggling. It's up to the parent and/or student to make use of them...and not wait until it's too late. Ultimately, it's the parent's responsibility to see that their kids are educated...not the school's. Spend a year or two as a teacher or school board member and see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 12, 2005

I am a former graduate of Dickson High School and I would have to say that they definately failed at preparing me for college. They in no way prepared me for the rigorous classes and tests that I would come in contact with here at college. All I know is that when I have kids there will be no way that I would even consider sending them to the school. Not only did they not prepare the teachers could also be easily persuaded to give the kids a certain grade. I don't know how many different students I saw sweet talk their teacher into giving them the grade they wanted or needed.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 10, 2004

Dickson schools have failed my child miserably. We can't move, we can't transfer her and their are no private schools at the high school level. They have so many fall through the cracks I don't understand how their could be such vast differences of opinion here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 19, 2004

I attended Dickson High School from 1991-1993 and now have two children that attend elementary school at Dickson as well as a wife that teaches. We are very pleased with every aspect of the school. The personal touch that every student recieves because of small class sizes is very important. The equiptment and courses are equivalent to that of any other 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.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 59%
Native American 27% 16%
Hispanic 3% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 9%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A61%
Special education 14%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4762 State Hwy 199
Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone: (580) 226-0633


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