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Dyersburg High School

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Posted June 17, 2008

Both my children have graduated from DHS. Both scored over 30 on their ACT and both received full scholarships to UT Knoxville. All small high schools have limitations, but DHS is head and shoulders over any other west Tennessee school in preparing students to go on to higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

I have had 3 children to go through the Dyersburg City School system, our family has found the administrators,curriculum and overall attributes of this system to be over and beyond our expectations and to far exceed those of surrounding communities. Our children are now in different colleges and they often tell stories of some of their friends who attended other local schools and how these individuals in some capacities are just not prepared for the college experience,it is their conclusion that base on the strenuous and detail academic challenges that our Dyersburg City School curriculum provide through the years,now they feel they are equipped for college and for life. This is very evident in the ACT and other standardize test scores that are presented yearly. Yes our school system as a whole is truly one of the best and it produce quality individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

Dyersburg High School offers a quality education and prepares its students for college. Principals, teachers and parents work together to help students be successful. ACT scores are high and many scholarships are awarded each year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

Dyer County High School is a great school for your kids to be in. Not only is it beautiful! The teachers will help your child whenever they need help. I feel they do care about your child s progress, and will do anything they can to help your child. The principal is fantastic! She won t let things get out of hand. She is on top of any situation that may occur. She looks out the very best interest of your child. One thing I can say is your child would be in good hands at Dyer County High School. It really is a great school. My daughter loves it!
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
39%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%
U.S. History

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students55%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students59%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students65%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students61%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students37%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students93%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 67%
Black 36% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Hwy 51 By Pass West
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 286-3630

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