Dorchester County School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 13 public schools in Dorchester County School District, serving 4,767 students.
  • Public school in Dorchester County School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Maryland public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 41% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
  • The top ranked public schools in Dorchester County School District are South Dorchester School, North Dorchester High School and Warwick Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 63% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Maryland public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameDorchester County School District
School District Websitehttp://www.dcps.k12.md.us
School District Phone Number(410)228-4747
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MD)
# of Schools13 Schools1,422 Schools
# of Students4,767 Students894,344 Students
# of Teachers393 Teachers59,525 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1

District Comparison

  • Dorchester County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dorchester County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dorchester County   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dorchester County   School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.650.72
# of American Indian Students4 Students2,387 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students78 Students58,836 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# of Hispanic Students393 Students155,435 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
17%
# of Black Students1,898 Students301,474 Students
% Black Students
40%
34%
# of White Students2,058 Students334,047 Students
% White Students
43%
37%
# of Hawaiian Students3 Students1,301 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students333 Students40,758 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:23630,442
# of Students in Kindergarten:34764,150
# of Students in 1st Grade:31966,182
# of Students in 2nd Grade:35866,980
# of Students in 3rd Grade:38068,619
# of Students in 4th Grade:40070,409
# of Students in 5th Grade:38169,591
# of Students in 6th Grade:38067,059
# of Students in 7th Grade:33065,601
# of Students in 8th Grade:35365,388
# of Students in 9th Grade:41671,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:30067,748
# of Students in 11th Grade:29960,341
# of Students in 12th Grade:26860,191
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $16,961 is higher than the state average of $13,452. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $16,775 is higher than the state average of $13,222. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MD)
Total Revenue$80 MM$243 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dorchester County   School District and average revenue for each school distric in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$79 MM$239 MM
This chart display total spending of Dorchester County   School District and average spending for each school distric in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,961$13,452
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dorchester County   School District and average revenue per public school student in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$16,775$13,222
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dorchester County   School District and average spending per public school student in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Dorchester County School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Cambridge-south Dorchester High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2475 Cambridge Beltway
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-9224

    Grades: 9-12 | 797 students
  • Choptank Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1103 Mace's Lane
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-4950

    Grades: PK-5 | 382 students
  • Dorchester County Career And Technology Center Vocational School
    2465 Cambridge Beltway
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-3457

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Hurlock Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    301 Charles St.
    Hurlock, MD 21643
    (410)943-3303

    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
  • Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center Alternative School
    1405 Glasgow Street
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)221-5268

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Mace's Lane Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 13%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1101 Mace's Lane
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-2111

    Grades: 6-8 | 526 students
  • Maple Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5225 Egypt Rd.
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-8577

    Grades: PK-5 | 488 students
  • North Dorchester High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 30%
    5875 Cloverdale Road
    Hurlock, MD 21643
    (410)943-4511

    Grades: 9-12 | 486 students
  • North Dorchester Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5745 Cloverdale Road
    Hurlock, MD 21643
    (410)943-3322

    Grades: 6-8 | 473 students
  • Sandy Hill Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 13%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1503 Glasgow Road
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    (410)228-7978

    Grades: PK-5 | 457 students
  • South Dorchester School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 20%
    3485 Church Creek Road
    Church Creek, MD 21622
    (410)397-3434

    Grades: PK-8 | 215 students
  • Vienna Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4905 Ocean Gateway
    Vienna, MD 21869
    (410)376-3151

    Grades: PK-5 | 187 students
  • Warwick Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Top 50%
    155 Main Street
    Secretary, MD 21664
    (410)943-3588

    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
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