William L Dickinson High School

Public 9-12

 2 Palisade Ave
       Jersey City, NJ  07306-1202


(201) 714-4400

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
355th of 405 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,534 Help

Feeder schools for William L Dickinson High School:

Elementary:    Alfred Zampella School
    Charles E. Trefurt School
    Christa McAuliffe School
    Dr. Charles P. DeFuccio School
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Middle:    Franklin L. Williams School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3
Number of students:  1,878

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.5%
Asian:
19.2%
African American:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64%

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Compare Details William L Dickinson High School ranks worse than 87.7% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details William L Dickinson High School has the largest high school student body size in the Jersey City Public Schools District. Student population at William L Dickinson High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.5%), Asian (19.2%), African American (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William L Dickinson High School is 14.3. 5 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William L Dickinson High School is $11,534. 4 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

William L Dickinson High School:

SchoolDigger ranks William L Dickinson High School 355th of 405 New Jersey public high schools. (See William L Dickinson High School in the ranking list.)

Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 460th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William L Dickinson High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 9.31 312th 343 9.0%
2004 17.22 305th 348 12.4%
2005 8.81 319th 351 9.1%
2006 14.76 309th 357 13.4%
2007 9.79 326th 361 9.7%
2008 12.54 322nd 359 10.3%
2009 19.69 317th 370 14.3%
2010 16.41 325th 371 12.4%
2011 22.31 316th 378 16.4%
2012 39.05 294th 388 24.2%
2013 18.38 342nd 396 13.6%
2014 29.07 336th 411 18.2%
2015 37.98 223rd 406 45.1%
2016 34.29 259th 409 36.7%
2017 29.38 283rd 411 31.1%
2018 31.34 283rd 415 31.8%
2019 15.61 349th 416 16.1%
2021 14.90 355th 405 12.3%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for William L Dickinson High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 606 366 483 1003 0 n/a n/a 0 2458
1989 507 314 503 880 0 n/a n/a 0 2204
1990 435 333 490 939 0 n/a n/a 0 2197
1991 435 337 495 898 0 n/a n/a 0 2165
1992 406 337 537 948 0 n/a n/a 0 2228
1993 397 347 562 1037 0 n/a n/a 0 2343
1994 392 392 591 1104 0 n/a n/a 0 2479
1995 325 400 620 1209 0 n/a n/a 0 2554
1996 325 400 620 1209 0 n/a n/a 0 2554
1998 326 444 568 1221 7 n/a n/a 0 2566
1999 321 458 594 1209 3 n/a n/a 0 2585
2000 290 432 599 1186 6 n/a n/a 0 2513
2001 303 454 639 1196 19 n/a n/a 0 2611
2002 332 509 722 1422 21 n/a n/a 0 3006
2003 332 509 722 1422 21 n/a n/a 0 3006
2004 322 448 746 1514 119 n/a n/a 0 3149
2005 318 493 710 1489 85 n/a n/a 0 3095
2006 323 473 697 1441 57 n/a n/a 0 2991
2007 317 474 680 1409 37 n/a n/a 0 2917
2008 335 440 591 1317 39 n/a n/a 0 2722
2009 315 424 584 1213 38 27 0 0 2601
2010 303 392 526 1077 33 28 0 0 2359
2011 300 409 532 1084 27 25 0 0 2377
2012 324 415 515 1082 29 24 0 0 2389
2013 267 370 457 993 21 18 1 0 2127
2014 277 376 425 1000 30 12 2 0 2122
2015 293 365 436 1052 25 8 6 0 2185
2016 256 323 433 958 15 6 3 0 1994
2017 247 277 414 886 9 6 4 0 1843
2018 245 261 405 846 6 9 8 0 1780
2019 273 273 379 842 5 14 6 0 1792
2020 296 282 363 830 8 25 8 0 1812
2021 301 302 360 874 5 26 10 0 1878

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at William L Dickinson High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2458 165.0 14.8 n/a
1989 2204 170.0 12.9 n/a
1990 2197 171.0 12.8 12.2
1991 2165 173.0 12.5 29.1
1992 2228 160.0 13.9 38.9
1993 2343 167.3 14.0 50.9
1994 2479 168.3 14.7 53.7
1995 2554 170.8 15.0 53.6
1996 2554 170.8 15.0 53.6
1998 2566 179.8 14.3 52.5
1999 2585 183.0 14.1 48.7
2000 2513 174.0 14.4 56.4
2001 2611 174.2 15.0 51.6
2002 3006 181.0 16.6 52.6
2003 3006 181.0 16.6 52.6
2004 3149 191.0 16.5 51.9
2005 3095 196.0 15.8 n/a
2006 2991 197.0 15.2 51.2
2007 2917 191.0 15.3 17.8
2008 2722 194.0 14.0 67.2
2009 2601 181.3 11.9 67.4
2010 2359 152.0 15.5 63
2011 2377 151.0 15.7 67.3
2012 2389 201.5 11.8 69.1
2013 2127 176.0 12.0 66.6
2014 2122 164.0 12.9 69.3
2015 2185 172.0 12.7 77.3
2016 1994 163.0 12.2 76.6
2017 1843 152.0 12.1 77.7
2018 1780 140.0 12.7 75.2
2019 1792 138.0 12.9 67.4
2020 1812 133.0 13.6 63.9
2021 1878 131.0 14.3 64

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio William L Dickinson High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2458 165.0 14.8 n/a
1989 2204 170.0 12.9 n/a
1990 2197 171.0 12.8 12.2
1991 2165 173.0 12.5 29.1
1992 2228 160.0 13.9 38.9
1993 2343 167.3 14.0 50.9
1994 2479 168.3 14.7 53.7
1995 2554 170.8 15.0 53.6
1996 2554 170.8 15.0 53.6
1998 2566 179.8 14.3 52.5
1999 2585 183.0 14.1 48.7
2000 2513 174.0 14.4 56.4
2001 2611 174.2 15.0 51.6
2002 3006 181.0 16.6 52.6
2003 3006 181.0 16.6 52.6
2004 3149 191.0 16.5 51.9
2005 3095 196.0 15.8 n/a
2006 2991 197.0 15.2 51.2
2007 2917 191.0 15.3 17.8
2008 2722 194.0 14.0 67.2
2009 2601 181.3 11.9 67.4
2010 2359 152.0 15.5 63
2011 2377 151.0 15.7 67.3
2012 2389 201.5 11.8 69.1
2013 2127 176.0 12.0 66.6
2014 2122 164.0 12.9 69.3
2015 2185 172.0 12.7 77.3
2016 1994 163.0 12.2 76.6
2017 1843 152.0 12.1 77.7
2018 1780 140.0 12.7 75.2
2019 1792 138.0 12.9 67.4
2020 1812 133.0 13.6 63.9
2021 1878 131.0 14.3 64

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for William L Dickinson High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $519 (4.5%) $11,015 (95.5%) $11,534

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on William L Dickinson High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 416 High schoolsRanks 355th of 405 High schools
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students17921878
 4.8%
African American273302
 10.6%
American Indian55
Asian379360
 5%
Hispanic842874
 3.8%
Pacific Islander1426
 85.7%
Two or More Races610
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.4%64%
 3.4%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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