Summerville High School

Summerville High School serves 2,799 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% 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 2799 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 142 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,799 students
Summerville High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 142 teachers
Summerville High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Summerville High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Summerville High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Summerville High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
7%
Summerville High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
27%
37%
Summerville High School Black (1988-2012)
White
62%
52%
Summerville High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Summerville High School Sch Ethnicity Summerville 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.
0.54 0.70
Summerville High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
30%
51%
Summerville High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Summerville High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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 4,051
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
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 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 Students Grades
  • Summerville Gregg Middle School
    500 Green Wave Blvd
    Summerville , SC , 29483
    (843)871-3150
    0.6  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
    0.9  mi  |  1017  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Newington Elementary School
    10 King Charles Circle
    Summerville , SC , 29485
    (843)871-3230
    0.9  mi  |  843  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Summerville Elementary School
    835 South Main St
    Summerville , SC , 29483
    (843)873-2372
    2.3  mi  |  811  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Summerville Rollings Middle School Of The Arts
    815 South Main St
    Summerville , SC , 29483
    (843)873-3610
    2.3  mi  |  660  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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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Did You Know?
Summerville, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.34, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Summerville is Fort Dorchester Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.