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Dardanelle High School


SCHOOL PROFILE

1079 North State
Highway 28
Dardanelle, AR 72834
(479) 229-4655
Fax (479) 229-4687

ADMINISTRATION

JOHN THOMPSON Superintendent
MARCIA LAWRENCE Principal
LYNN BALLOUN
Vice-Principal

BACKGROUND

Dardanelle High School is a comprehensive high school located in the Dardanelle Independent School District which serves three counties in the River Valley area. Enrollment is approximately 600 students in a 9-12 setting. The school has been named "One of America's Best High Schools" by U.S. News, one of the nation's best by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, one of Arkansas' highest performing high schools by NORMES and an exemplary progress school by ACT. The schools' test scores out-perform both the state and the nation over the last three years. The school is "A" level ranked by Arkansas Business Council.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES OFFERED

AP Literature IV
AP Art
AP American History
AP European History
AP Government
AP Calculus
AP Env. Science
AP Lit/Comp III

PRE-AP CLASSES

Pre AP Gov/Econ
Pre AP Pre Cal/Trig
Pre AP Chemistry
Pre AP English III
Pre AP Biology

National Office of Research Arkansas Best Practices. Click link below for more information.

Dardanelle High School Case Study

Youtube version:

DHS ROCKS

Schooltube version:

DHS ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VOCATIONAL MAJORS OFFERED

Auto Technician
Computer Engineering
Construction Technician
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice
Drafting
Horticulture
Micro-Computers
Machine Tool Technician
Metal Fabrication
Medical Professions
Restaurant/Hotel Management
Business Finance
Family Consumer Science
JROTC

NATIONAL NORM REFERENCED TEST
50TH Perecentile Is National Average 2012 Iowa
Math - 53rd Percentile
Language - 57th Percentile

ACTAPP END OF LEVEL EXAMS
% at proficient

Algebra  - 2013
DHS -     98% Proficient/Advanced
STATE - 77% Proficient/Advanced

Geometry - 2013
DHS -     98% Proficient/Advanced
STATE - 70% Proficient/Advanced

Literacy - 2013
DHS -     83% Proficient/Advanced
STATE - 70% Proficient/Advanced

Biology - 2013
DHS -     80% Proficient/Advanced
STATE - 44% Proficient/Advanced

 AVERAGE ACT SCORES
School Code 040575

ACT 2013

DHS

STATE

NATION

     

Composite

22.0

20.3

21.1

 

 

 


GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS

English - I, II, III, IV
Math - 4 Credits
Science - 3 Credits (4 Recommended)
American Government/Economics
American History-World History
P.E. and Health - One Credit
Computers - One Credit
Fine Arts - One Credit
Speech - One Half Credit
Critical Reading - One Half Credit

22 Credits Minimum
2.0 GPA

GRADING SCALE

    A

90-100%

    B

80-89%

    C

70-79%

    D

60%-69%

    F

Below 60%

Rank and GPA are based on a 4.0 scale. Law requires AP courses to be weighted as 5.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Alternative Learning Environment
Concurrent Credit
ELL Program
JROTC
Special Education Program
EAST
Remediation
After School Enrichment
Tutoring Before/After School
Gifted Program

EXTRACURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES


Band

Football
Softball
Cross Country

Golf
Quiz Bowl

Yearbook
Newspaper
Choir
Basketball for Boys Girls
Track Boys & Girls

Baseball
Tennis

Drama
Cheerleading
Soccer
Shooting Sports

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

FCCLA
Spanish Club
Student Council
Art Club
History Club
Cheerleaders
Beta Club
Science Club
French Club
FBLA
VICA
Jazz Band
Sand Lizard Achievers
Forensics
Quiz Bowl
Chess Club
Senior Mentors

 


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