William L Dickinson High School

  • William L Dickinson High School serves 1,994 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • William L Dickinson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • William L Dickinson High School's student population of 1,994 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 163 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,994 students
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Total Classroom Teachers163 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William L Dickinson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William L Dickinson High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1884 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of William L Dickinson High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of William L Dickinson High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
22%
10%
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Hispanic
49%
26%
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Black
17%
16%
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White
12%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William L Dickinson High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.670.43
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Graduation Rate
78%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William L Dickinson High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJersey City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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