Fort Dorchester Elementary School

  • Fort Dorchester Elementary School serves 972 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is higher 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 69% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Fort Dorchester Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Fort Dorchester Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Fort Dorchester Elementary School's student population of 972 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort Dorchester Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fort Dorchester Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#135 out of 1142 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Dorchester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
9%
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Black
21%
34%
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White
55%
51%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fort Dorchester Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.640.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fort Dorchester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDorchester 02 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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