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 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 782 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students782 students
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeCambridge-south Dorchester High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
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)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsCambridge-south Dorchester High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD 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.
0.590.70
Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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 (1991-2015)
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 (1999-2015)

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 increased from 72% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,961 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,775 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District NameDorchester County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
28
Number of Students Managed4,79617,887
Dorchester County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate74%87%
Dorchester County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$80 MM$243 MM
Dorchester County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$79 MM$239 MM
Dorchester County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$16,961$14,280
Dorchester County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$16,775$14,036
Dorchester County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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