Ashley Ridge High School

Tel: (843)695-4900
Grades: 9-12

1,929 students

Ashley Ridge High School serves 1,929 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Ashley Ridge High School operates within the Dorchester 02 School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,929 students
Ashley Ridge High School Total Students (2009-2012)
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Ashley Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (2009-2012)
Students by Grade Ashley Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Ashley Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2009-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Ashley Ridge High School Asian (2009-2012)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Ashley Ridge High School Hispanic (2009-2012)
Black
24%
37%
Ashley Ridge High School Black (2009-2012)
White
65%
52%
Ashley Ridge High School White (2009-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ashley Ridge High School Sch Ethnicity Ashley Ridge High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.59
Ashley Ridge High School Diversity Score (2009-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
25%
51%
Ashley Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2009-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Ashley Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2009-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,346 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Dorchester 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
7
Number of Students Managed 23,346 3,608
Dorchester 02 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
Dorchester 02 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $189 MM $37 MM
Dorchester 02 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $196 MM $43 MM
Dorchester 02 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,668 $9,170
Dorchester 02 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,993 $10,604
Dorchester 02 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Summerville High School (3.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Gregg Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beech Hill Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Summerville Beech Hill Elementary School
    1001 Beech Hill Rd
    Summerville , SC , 29485
    (843)821-3970
    0.3  mi  |  1153  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Gregg Middle School
    500 Green Wave Blvd
    Summerville , SC , 29483
    (843)871-3150
    2.8  mi  |  972  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Summerville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Flowertown Elementary School
    20 King Charles Circle
    Summerville , SC , 29485
    (843)871-7400
    2.9  mi  |  1017  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Newington Elementary School
    10 King Charles Circle
    Summerville , SC , 29485
    (843)871-3230
    2.9  mi  |  843  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Summerville High School
    1101 Boone Hill Rd
    Summerville , SC , 29483
    (843)873-6460
    3.5  mi  |  2799  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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