Fort Dorchester Elementary School

5201 Old Glory Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Fort Dorchester Elementary School serves 972 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Fort Dorchester Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Fort Dorchester Elementary School ranks 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 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Rankings

Fort Dorchester Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Fort Dorchester Elementary School is 0.65, 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 Testing Rank
#101 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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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
54%
51%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Fort Dorchester Elementary School is Fort Dorchester High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Oakbrook Middle School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ladson Oakbrook Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,039 student
    1.6 miles
    286 Old Fort Road
    Ladson, SC 29456
    (843) 873-9750
    1.6 6-8 1,039
  • Ladson Oakbrook Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 711 students
    1.7 miles
    306 Old Fort Drive
    Ladson, SC 29456
    (843) 821-1165
    1.7 PK-5 711
  • Ladson Joseph R. Pye Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 901 students
    2.0 miles
    9701 Patriot Boulevard
    Ladson, SC 29456
    (843) 695-2979
    2 PK-5 901
  • North Charleston River Oaks Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,015 student
    2.2 miles
    8642 River Oaks Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29420
    (843) 695-2470
    2.2 6-8 1,015
  • North Charleston Fort Dorchester High School Math: 68% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,317 students
    2.3 miles
    8500 Patriot Boulevard
    North Charleston, SC 29420
    (843) 760-4450
    2.3 9-12 2,317

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