Dyer County High School

1000 West Main St
Newbern, TN 38059
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Dyer County High School serves 1,199 students in grades 9-12.
Dyer County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 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).

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,199 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Dyer County High School
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

Dyer County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,684 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1040 out of 1684 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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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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Diversity Score
0.200.55
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Graduation Rate
95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDyer County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dyer County High School is Dyersburg High School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Northview Middle School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newbern Northview Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 442 students
    0.8 miles
    820 Williams St
    Newbern, TN 38059
    (731) 627-3713
    0.8 6-8 442
  • Newbern Newbern Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 619 students
    2.0 miles
    401 North York St
    Newbern, TN 38059
    (731) 627-2139
    2 PK-5 619
  • Dyersburg Fifth Consolidated School Math: 67% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 564 students
    5.2 miles
    2150 Millsfield Hwy
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    (731) 285-2840
    5.2 PK-5 564
  • Dyersburg Dyersburg Primary
    Grades: PK-2 | 751 students
    5.3 miles
    1425 Frank Maynard Dr
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    (731) 286-3615
    5.3 PK-2 751
  • Dyersburg Dyersburg Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 585 students
    6.0 miles
    400 Frank Maynard Dr
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    (731) 286-3625
    6 6-8 585

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Great school and many opportunities in just a small town!
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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.
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