William L. Dickinson High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
College Readiness Index
Math Proficiency
Language Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 2,389 Students
  • 202 Teachers

William L. Dickinson High School

Phone: (201) 714-4400

District: Jersey City Public Schools


At William L. Dickinson High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at William L. Dickinson High School is 24 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 86 percent. William L. Dickinson High School is 1 of 6 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Bronze

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 2,389
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 86%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 69%
Full-Time Teachers 202

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Language 88%
Proficient in Math 72%
College Readiness Index 12.4

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes


This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 6
Total Students 6,598
Proficient in Language (district average) 87%
Proficient in Math (district average) 66%
College Readiness (district average) 29.0

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Nearby Schools

William L. Dickinson High School is 1 of 6 schools in the Jersey City Public Schools.

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