Cambridge-south Dorchester High School

  • Cambridge-south Dorchester High School serves 782 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Cambridge-south Dorchester High School operates within the Dorchester County School District.
  • Dorchester County School District's 74% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 782 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 782 students
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
6%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Asian Students (1989-2015)
Hispanic
4%
15%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
44%
34%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
47%
40%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Cambridge-south Dorchester High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD 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.
0.59 0.40
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
55%
39%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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%
6%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Dorchester County School District's student population of 4,796 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,488 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,159 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four years.
School District Name Dorchester County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
28
Number of Students Managed 4,796 17,887
Dorchester County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 74% 84%
Dorchester County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $245 MM
Dorchester County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $68 MM $241 MM
Dorchester County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,488 $13,687
Dorchester County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,159 $13,479
Dorchester County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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