1000 West Main St
Newbern, TN 38059
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Dyer County High School serves 1,199 students in grades 9-12.
Dyer County High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Dyer County High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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School Overview

Dyer County High School's student population of 1,199 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,199 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
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School Rankings

Dyer County High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dyer County High School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#348 out of 1705 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
7%
22%
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White
89%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   10/12/2020
Great school and many opportunities in just a small town!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - A.W
2   5/17/2016
As a current student involved with many different programs offered at Dyer County, I would not recommend the school. Although the academic programs a superb, there is an "unequal" balance between extracurricular activities and favoritism among students. While most teachers are fair and balanced, there are still some who are there for there paycheck and not to help the students. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activities, but they are not supported equally. Football, Basketball, and Baseball get 90% of the support and the rest recieves the tale end. Band, JROTC, and The Arts recieve least. The band has been in desperate need of an assistant director and several instruments that cannot be purchased through the band funding. The constant answer is always, "it's not in the budget", while some how it is in the budget to have 8 football coaches, 5 basketball coaches, and 4 baseball coaches. A student would love this school if they were mainly in to sports, but not if they enjoy the arts. Would I recommend this school: academically, yes; as far as the faculty or balance of extracurricular activities, no.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - thepi

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,199 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in TN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.20 (Btm 50%)

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