Dorman High School

  • Dorman High School serves 2,522 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

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School Overview

  • Dorman High School's student population of 2,522 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,522 students
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Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dorman High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dorman High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#426 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
9%
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Black
33%
34%
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White
46%
51%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dorman High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.660.43
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Graduation Rate
89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpartanburg 06 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Dorman is an excellent school. The teachers here are the best and really care about the students. There are plenty of opportunities to do well if the kids will take advantage of them. I love Dorman and wouldn't go anywhere else. It's like a big family.
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2  
It's a good school, but I've noticed alot of the students are pessimmistic and don't really care about much. The teachers try hard, but the students are the problem. Many parents aren't very involved
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5  
Dorman High school teachers are the best. They really care about the students and in addition to educating them, they instill so many good characteristics and qualities in the children. I am blessed to live in this area. It is large but the school is like a big family.
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2  
Dorman High School is too big. There is quite a large drug problems which the administration does a very good job of sweeping under the rug. I would not recommend this school.
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