Summerville High School

Summerville High School serves 2,824 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% 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 equal to the SC state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 2824 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 155 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,824 students
Summerville High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Summerville High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 155 teachers
Summerville High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Summerville High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 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 16:1
Summerville High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Summerville High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
28%
35%
Summerville High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
64%
52%
Summerville High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Summerville High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Summerville High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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
Summerville High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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%
51%
Summerville High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
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.
6%
6%
Summerville High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,334 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 $8,724 is less than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,857 is less than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Dorchester 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
8
Number of Students Managed 24,334 4,192
Dorchester 02 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Dorchester 02 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $195 MM $38 MM
Dorchester 02 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $198 MM $39 MM
Dorchester 02 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,724 $9,366
Dorchester 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,857 $9,666
Dorchester 02 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1104 students500 Green Wave Blvd
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)871-3150
    0.66-81104
  • Summerville Flowertown Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 1037 students20 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-7400
    0.9PK-51037
  • SummervilleNewington Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 808 students10 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-3230
    0.9PK-5808
  • SummervilleJames H. Spann Elementary School
    2.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 806 students901 John Mckissick Way
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-3050
    2.3PK-5806
  • SummervilleRollings Middle School Of The Arts
    2.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 666 students815 South Main St
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-3610
    2.36-8666

School Reviews

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, 12/19/14
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, 11/05/14

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