Dickinson (John) High School
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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District: Red Clay Consolidated School District Telephone: (302) 992-5500
Address: 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington DE 19808 Web: Dickinson (John) High School Page
Principal: Byron Murphy
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 69490
Grade 75595
Grade 83651
Grade 9191221
Grade 10165137
Grade 11134119
Grade 12103101
Total778814


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%
Grade 971.2%
Grade 1090.9%
Grade 1197.8%
Grade 12100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American32.6%31.0%
American Indian0.4%0.1%
Asian4.1%4.1%
Hawaiian0.1% 
Hispanic/Latino25.7%27.0%
White36.0%36.6%
Multi-Racial1.0%1.2%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner11.7%
Low Income39.9%
Special Education16.1%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$13,707

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
John Dickinson High School is a Comprehensive Public High School that, in the 2015 - 2016 school year included grades six through eight. Our new middle school program will follow the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and will align directly with our established International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for students in grades eleven and twelve. Our high school program features a Ninth Grade Transition Academy that supports students' successful transition to high school. The program has been in place for several years and has been recognized as a Superstars in Education Award Winner in 2013.

Dickinson is proud to be an inclusive environment for students from all backgrounds and we work to support student growth for all students independent of prior academic achievement, disability or language barrier. Students can participate in a variety of after-school programs to enrich their high school experience.

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Curriculum Highlights
The mission of John Dickinson High School has five key terms: STEM, Diversity, Rigor, Pride, and International Mindedness. We feature several innovative STEM programs including state of the art robotics and engineering labs.

Dickinson is also a fully authorized IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme for students in grades eleven and twelve and the Middle Years Programme serves students in grades six through ten. Dickinson is one of only a small number of public high schools in the state to offer the IB Diploma Program.

Advanced offerings for non-IB students include Advanced Placement in English Language/Composition, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, US History, Psychology, Computer Science, and World History and dual enrollment courses in mathematics and English.

Our Career Pathways include Robotics, Digital Media, Graphic Design & Production, Computer Aided Drafting, Automotive Technology, and Design & Engineering.

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