Summerville High School

Summerville High School serves 2,809 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Summerville 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 student population of 2809 students has declined by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 152 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,809 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 152 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Hispanic
3%
7%
Black
27%
36%
White
65%
52%
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.51 0.41
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.
34%
52%
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.
5%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,741 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,668 is less than the state average of $9,170. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,993 is less than the state average of $10,604. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Dorchester 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
7
Number of Students Managed 23,741 4,140
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
District Total Revenue $189 MM $37 MM
District Spending $196 MM $43 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,668 $9,170
District Spending / Student $8,993 $10,604
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ashley Ridge High School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gregg Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Flowertown Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SummervilleGregg Middle School
    500 Green Wave Blvd
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)871-3150
    0.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1069 students                      
  • Summerville Flowertown Elementary School
    20 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-7400
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 1018 students                      
  • SummervilleNewington Elementary School
    10 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-3230
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 817 students                      
  • SummervilleSummerville Elementary School
    835 South Main St
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-2372
    2.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 780 students                      
  • SummervilleRollings Middle School Of The Arts
    815 South Main St
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-3610
    2.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 666 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 19, 2014 - My grandson is fortunate enough to be enrolled at SHS and from the tenth grade he was taking college-prep classes which will enable him to graduate fom the 12th grade with an Assciates Degress. He has had encouragement from the teachers and counselors since he started there in the 9th grade and enjoys his classes and teachers. Because of the encouragement and closeness of the faculty he has succeeded in attaining becoming a member of both the football and baseball teams and participated in programs at Charleston Southern University. He is alo a member of the National Honor Society. Counselors meet with students to assist in planning their goals of the future and it is on course up to the students as to whether they wish to succeed. Teachers cannot make a student pass or fail - it is up to the individual to seek help when they need it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 05, 2014 - The school is ridiculously dirty and over-populated. The teachers have ZERO respect for the students which in turn makes the students have no respect for the teachers. Since moving here I have noticed that the majority of kids I came to know have dropped out all together. Its sad when you think about it; having a 67% graduation rate? That's close to half the students never finishing high school. Honestly I regret begging my parents to come to this school. You can get a much better education at Ashley Ridge or Colleton County. Don't come to Summerville HS. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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