21051 21 Mile Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Dakota High School serves 2,826 students in grades 9-12.
Dakota High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Dakota High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Dakota High School's student population of 2,826 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,826 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
135 teachers
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School Rankings

Dakota High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dakota High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#572 out of 3120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
8%
18%
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White
82%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Graduation Rate
97%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,826 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32

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