Dexter High School

  • Dexter High School serves 1,137 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dexter High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Dexter High School's student population of 1,137 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,137 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dexter High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,167 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dexter High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#93 out of 3167 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
94%
66%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.120.52
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Graduation Rate≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDexter Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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