Dickinson (john) High School

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1801 Milltown Rd

Wilmington, DE 19808

(302) 992-5500

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 750

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Dickinson (john) High School

I just graduated from Dickinson last Spring and I attended the High School all four years. Mr. Murphy was just starting out when I started and let me tell you he has truly had made Dickinson a second home to me and others i'm sure. Every high school has it's good and bad but Dickinson has really sky ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/26/12

My son has been attending Dickinson since his freshman year. My son has had interpersonal issues throughout his freshman-junior time at Dickinson. The teachers have always been supportive in helping him work through those issues and gain a better understanding of himself. This year my son has not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/11

I was concerned with my daughter going to Dickinson. I had heard many stories about the school that left something to be desired and was reluctant to keep her in her feeder pattern vs. choicing her into another school within the district. I attended the Back To School meeting prior to her Freshman ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/11

My daughter is in the IB Program and the teachers in the 9th grade academy were great. They would stay after school every day and there was always some available to help with academics. The school would contact me every single day if there was a reason, and the reasons were usually to deliver good ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/15/11

My son attends and is doing well because we have him enrolled in the CP/AP/Honor classes. Most of the kids in the general classes do not seem to care about their education and thus disrupt the rest of the class. Also, the school has gone through 3 principals since 2007 without even notifying the parents. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/09/09

the school isn't as bad as people make it out to be, the teachers are great. no matter what level of classes your in. im not saying dickinson is the greatest school but people are make it out to be a nut house when it really isn't. fyi, im a student, i go there. so i know what im talking about.

Posted by a student on 06/15/09

I think Red Clay failed the students of John Dickinson when they took Mr Lasorsa from them. He had the most respect for the kids and guided them to success.

Posted by a parent on 02/13/07

The administrators are tyrants. They talk a good story but don't really enforce the rules. Nor do they support the staff. Example: no one is allowed in the halls the first or last 10 min. of a period. So why are all of those students in the hall? Adminstrators seem to have no control over kids. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/02/06

Seriously, when i started there as a freshman, things seem to be under control, but since i've been there, it has really started to go down hill. I would never sent my child there. No way. Not a good atmosphere, too many students that like to push past you in the hallways.

Posted by a student on 01/13/05

Naw i think that Dickinson is a great school for students to attend for playing Basketball. My son Cornel goes there and he says that their sports program is excellent.

Posted by a parent on 11/19/04

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Test Year: 2009
Dickinson (john) High School
Red Clay Consolidated School District
* In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Wilmington schools — Dickinson (john) High School is located at 1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington DE 19808. 1801 Milltown Rd is in the 19808 ZIP code in Wilmington, DE The school district for Dickinson (john) High School is the Red Clay Consolidated School District. Dickinson (john) High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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