Dixon High School

300 Lincoln Statue Dr,

Dixon, IL, 61021-2030

Tel: (815)284-7723
Grades: 9-12

804 students

Dixon High School serves 804 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Dixon High School operates within the Dixon Usd 170 School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 804 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 804 students
Dixon High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Dixon High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Dixon High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Dixon High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Dixon High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
4%
23%
Dixon High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Dixon High School Black (1988-2012)
White
84%
50%
Dixon High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dixon High School Sch Ethnicity Dixon High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.66
Dixon High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
23%
Dixon High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
26%
Dixon High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,733 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Dixon Usd 170 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,733 797
Dixon Usd 170 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 77% 88%
Dixon Usd 170 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $10 MM
Dixon Usd 170 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $29 MM $10 MM
Dixon Usd 170 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,437 $10,546
Dixon Usd 170 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,186 $10,416
Dixon Usd 170 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nachusa Campus School (5.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Washington Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dixon Washington Elementary School
    703 East Morgan St
    Dixon , IL , 61021
    (815)284-7727
    0.7  mi  |  425  students  |  Gr.  KG-1
  • Dixon Jefferson Elementary School
    800 4th Ave
    Dixon , IL , 61021
    (815)284-7724
    0.7  mi  |  388  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Dixon Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Lincoln Elementary School
    501 South Lincoln Ave
    Dixon , IL , 61021
    (815)284-7726
    0.9  mi  |  396  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Dixon Reagan Middle School
    620 Division St
    Dixon , IL , 61021
    (815)284-7725
    1.1  mi  |  698  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Nachusa Nachusa Campus School
    Alternative School
    Rr 38
    Nachusa , IL , 61057
    (815)284-7796
    Alternative School
    5.6  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  4-12

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