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Dexter High School

9
6 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
1137
Type
Public
2200 North Parker Road
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 424-4240

Michigan Merit Exam (MME)

Dexter High School
Based on data from the 2014 school year

Community Reviews

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I am currently overflown with homework and am becoming quite depressed as I can't keep up with anything anymore.
Posted by a student on 4/2/2019
My daughter is a current student at DHS. They have appallingly bad support services for mental health issues, including bullying, depression and even suicidality. We have found the teachers to be lacking in compassion and the counseling office to be overworked and inattentive. Do not expect to hear from teachers, counselors, or administrators... you need to reach out multiple times to get a response. (Outside of Freshman year teachers who we found to be wonderful & empathetic). The changing of teachers mid year for upper level courses is chaotic and means teachers do not know their students and cannot be as supportive. In the current times of rising teen anxiety this is troubling. Despite informing teachers directly of my daughter's situation, which stemmed from in school bullying, the majority of her teachers were annoyed with her accommodation (extended hall pass to avoid bully) and reprimanded her in class daily threatening detention...making the situation worse until she felt she needed to skip that class altogether. At no point did any teacher or administrator become alarmed that a straight A student had begun failing their classes within a 2 month period of time. Even though they had been informed of the situation. When she went to the counseling office for support she was told she wasn't allowed to and to return to class. I find this extremely troubling and do not consider DHS to be a safe supportive environment. Unfortunately, I know of several other students struggling with their mental health issues at this school and none of them are being treated with compassion. The school is not looking out for your student, and sadly your student may not be safe in school. If you need help, you will need to advocate for it yourself and insist on accommodations. DHS is only equipped to handle a student with no special needs. If your student has anxiety or depression I consider this to be an unsafe place for them.
Posted by a parent on 3/21/2018
I absolutely hate this school. Ever since I came here I've been depressed as hell. The teachers don't care about you and they assign so much homework, I feel like I'm drowning in it. I thought that this school would be great with all of the nice reviews, but students never go out of their way to say hello and the teachers are terrible. I hate this school and basically everybody in it. If you care about your child's well-being do not send them to this school.
Posted by a student on 12/13/2016
Thank you everyone for putting up with me for 4 years. -Scott P.S If you're going to join the military, join the Air Force.
Posted by a community member on 5/18/2014
We are currently juniors at DHS. We believe that DHS is a WONDERFUL school. I completely disagree with he bullying comment and the diversity comment. It's not DHS's fault that we are in a fairly "white" community. That doesn't make us "not diverse" Dexter is a great school in both athletics and education.
Posted by a student on 4/30/2013

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Dexter schools - Dexter High School is located at 2200 North Parker Road, Dexter MI 48130. Dexter High School is in the Dexter Community School District. Dexter High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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