Dorchester 02 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 24,684 students in Dorchester 02 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina.
Public Schools in Dorchester 02 School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dorchester 02 School District are Rollings Middle School Of The Arts, Beech Hill Elementary School and Summerville High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dorchester 02 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Dorchester 02 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dorchester 02 School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
24 Schools
1,280 Schools
# Students
24,684 Students
766,302 Students
# Teachers
1,579 Teachers
52,099 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Dorchester 02 School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 82 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SC)
Overall District Rank
#10 out of 85 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dorchester 02  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dorchester 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dorchester 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dorchester 02  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.65
0.65
# American Indian Students
54 Students
2,263 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
415 Students
12,871 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
2,463 Students
87,155 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
11%
# Black Students
7,178 Students
250,168 Students
% Black Students
29%
33%
# White Students
12,589 Students
373,848 Students
% White Students
51%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
39 Students
984 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,946 Students
38,764 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
481
20,837
# Students in K Grade:
1,586
51,543
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,758
55,077
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,718
54,901
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,722
55,934
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,743
56,543
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,852
57,229
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,019
60,742
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,080
62,102
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,109
62,612
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,167
66,199
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,034
59,504
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,677
52,853
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,738
50,226
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,178 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,941. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,548 is higher than the state median of $11,103. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue
$276 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dorchester 02  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$285 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Dorchester 02  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,178
$11,941
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dorchester 02  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,548
$11,103
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dorchester 02  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Dorchester 02 School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rollings Middle School Of The Arts
Math: 81% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
815 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-3610
Grades: 6-8
| 774 students
Rank: #22.
Beech Hill Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1001 Beech Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 821-3970
Grades: PK-5
| 890 students
Rank: #33.
Summerville High School
Math: 69% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
1101 Boone Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-6460
Grades: 9-12
| 3,164 students
Rank: #44.
Fort Dorchester High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8500 Patriot Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 760-4450
Grades: 9-12
| 2,237 students
Rank: #55.
Fort Dorchester Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5201 Old Glory Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 832-5550
Grades: PK-5
| 877 students
Rank: #66.
Ashley Ridge High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
9800 Delemar Highway
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,215 students
Rank: #77.
Sand Hill Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
324 Gnarly Oak Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-5201
Grades: PK-5
| 867 students
Rank: #88.
James H. Spann Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
901 John Mckissick Way
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-3050
Grades: PK-5
| 580 students
Rank: #99.
William M. Reeves Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1003 Dubose School Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 695-2450
Grades: PK-5
| 817 students
Rank: #1010.
Knightsville Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
847 Orangeburg Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-4851
Grades: PK-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1111.
Alston-bailey Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
820 West 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 695-5210
Grades: PK-5
| 655 students
Rank: #1212.
Summerville Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
835 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-2372
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #1313.
Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 Chandler Creek Road
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 695-5205
Grades: PK-5
| 803 students
Rank: #1414.
Newington Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
10 King Charles Circle
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 871-3230
Grades: PK-5
| 709 students
Rank: #1515.
Joseph R. Pye Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9701 Patriot Boulevard
Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 695-2979
Grades: PK-5
| 772 students
Rank: #1616.
Flowertown Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
20 King Charles Circle
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 871-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 755 students
Rank: #1717.
Gregg Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 Green Wave Boulevard
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 871-3150
Grades: 6-8
| 1,212 students
Rank: #1818.
Oakbrook Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
306 Old Fort Drive
Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 821-1165
Grades: PK-5
| 618 students
Rank: #1919.
Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8600 William Moultrie Drive
North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 760-9820
Grades: PK-5
| 664 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Charles B. Dubose Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(5)
1005 Dubose School Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 875-7012
Grades: 6-8
| 1,149 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Oakbrook Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
286 Old Fort Road
Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 873-9750
Grades: 6-8
| 1,168 students
Rank: #2222.
Alston Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
500 Bryan Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-3890
Grades: 6-8
| 951 students
Rank: #2323.
Eagle Nest Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8640 River Oaks Drive
North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 695-2460
Grades: PK-5
| 734 students
Rank: #2424.
River Oaks Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
8642 River Oaks Drive
North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 695-2470
Grades: 6-8
| 954 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Dorchester 02
  • 115 Devon Road, Summerville, SC, 29483
  • (843) 873-2901
  • do.ddtwo.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 24,684 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 20% in SC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65

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