Fort Dorchester High School

  • Fort Dorchester High School serves 2,302 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (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 78% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Fort Dorchester High School's student population of 2,302 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort Dorchester High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fort Dorchester High School is 0.62, 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#116 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
9%
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Black
46%
34%
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White
40%
51%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fort Dorchester High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.620.43
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDorchester 02 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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