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About This School

Dickson County High School is a public high school in Dickson. The principal of Dickson County High School is Ed Littleton, whose e-mail is edlittleton@dcbe.org. 1,467 students attend Dickson County High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 1,467 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dickson County High School is 17:1. United Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.5%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's really hard to say anything good about this school some of the teachers are ok but mostly they are incompetent sports are up on a pedestal if you play football you can get away with murder I would say I am not prepared for college at all they feel if you don't take honors classes then it doesn't matter if you know how to do anything the office workers are always in a bad mood even though they barely do anything all day the administration is godawful

  • (2 years ago)

    I recently just stopped going to Dickson because of personal issues. But I loved the school when I went there. A lot of people were to get along with and if my mother wouldn't of passed away I would still be going to the wonderful school. The academics were good. I enjoyed the school. I miss it alot. I have went to Humphreys county school and they are not near is good. The students arent as friendly the staff isn't as good and the lunches are terrible. The prinipal was friendly and actually spoke to everyone. The school had two students pass away this year and I was friends with both and the school was behind the family and friends. Wonderful School!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had children in Rutherford Schools Metro-Nashville Schools and now Dickson High School. Overall their EOC scores are higher the disciplen is better there are more honors/AP offerings more varied elective offerings - and in my opinion they demand far more personal responsibility from my children. This is a good way to prepare them for college. I moved to this county because of the district's good reputation for being a safe strict and structured learning environment. And they have not dissappointed me.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is one of the worst schools in the state of Tenn. If your student is having any troubles at all they will put him/her in "special classes" in which all they do is discipline the student and read everything to them the school WILL NOT do anything to help them learn. The staff is never on the same page and do not know what other staff is saying or doing one so called staff member will tell you one thing and another staff member will say the exact opposite. Then if you try to contact them you will be ignored for long periods of time and when you do get a hold of someone they will flat out lie to your face. As for the good reviews on this site I have been personally told by a staff member at Dickson High School that they have been encouraged to go on the internet and post reviews of the school to make it look better. If you care about your children s education at all please please do not force them to go to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is great i go there and the school spirit is wonderful so are the acedemics everything is wonderful.

  • (3 years ago)

    Some of the students were barely literate. If you stick with the honors classes and take an ACT / SAT prep course you might make it through college. Don't count on it though. The honors students were mostly druggies and the good kids were to clique-ish to get to know.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is Horrible. The Things that they are Teaching here are very Far Behind and the Language courses there's only 2 to choose from.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful School with caring staff. No student is overlooked. Hardly any 'trouble makers' in a school of this size is impressive.

  • (7 years ago)

    Dickson County High School....What I love so much about it.... 1. The extracurricular activities 2. The teachers 3. The principals 4. The staff 5. The spirit of Dickson County High 6. The commitment of keeping the bulding standing strong 7. The sportsmanship 8. The competitveness 9. The Year-round schedule 10. Experincing the real highschool life

  • (9 years ago)

    I love the high school. It has something for everybody. Like they have a good football golf wrestling baseball softball and a lot of other teams to be on. The teachers care about their students. They are very nice and do not like to see someone do bad. DCHS has a good music department. They have a marching band concert band a jazz band and their brass section is great. They have a program that they just started called G.A.M.E. it is so big. It keeps all the students to be good so we can get game points.

  • (9 years ago)

    I only went to DCHS 1 year and I had a good time. The teaching was wonderful Another thing is thr prices are to high for anything ex milk carton 1.00 grab bags of chips 1.50 slice of pizza 1.75. other than that it was a good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has positives and plenty of negatives. Tradition is written all over the administration and staff and the tradition of our 'fathers' isn't always a good thing. Academics are overlooked and sports are put on a peddlestool. They're more concerned about looks than brains - the school offers minimal higher learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    As far as I am concerned DCHS is the best school in the state of Tennessee! Great teachers who care; administrators who enforce the rules and keep the school disciplined and running smoothly; and students who take great pride in their school.

  • (11 years ago)

    there is no consistency in this school. the principals in this school are never on the same page when it comes to disipline. no two handle same situations in the same way. kids with past problems are always treated as problem kids and never given the opportunity to change. they are always judged by their past actions

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