8500 Patriot Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Fort Dorchester High School serves 2,237 students in grades 9-12.
Fort Dorchester High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (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 82% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Fort Dorchester High School's student population of 2,237 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,237 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
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School Rankings

Fort Dorchester High 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 High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#86 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
11%
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Black
41%
33%
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White
33%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,237 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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