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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 6 public schools managed by Dorchester 04 School District serving 2,283 students in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina state average of 49%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Dorchester 04 School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Ridgeville Clay Hill Elementary School
    387 South Railroad Avenue
    Ridgeville, SC 29472
    (843)851-7386

    Grades: PK-5 | 154 students
  • Dorchester Harleyville Elementary School
    1650 East Main Street
    Dorchester, SC 29437
    (843)462-7671

    Grades: PK-5 | 275 students
  • Dorchester Harleyville-ridgeville Middle School
    1650 East Main Street
    Dorchester, SC 29437
    (843)462-2470

    Grades: 6-8 | 167 students
  • Saint George St. George Middle School
    600 Minus Street
    Saint George, SC 29477
    (843)563-3171

    Grades: 6-8 | 301 students
  • Saint George William Memorial Elementary School
    290 South Metts Street
    Saint George, SC 29477
    (843)563-3231

    Grades: PK-5 | 742 students
  • Dorchester Woodland High School
    4128 Highway 78
    Dorchester, SC 29437
    (843)563-5956

    Grades: 9-12 | 644 students

Overview

School District NameDorchester 04 School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students2,283 students
# of Teachers172 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
# of Male Students1,171 students
% Male Students
51%
# of Female Students1,112 students
% Female Students
49%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.61
# of American Indian Students37 students
% American Indian Students
2%
# of Asian Students13 students
% Asian Students
1%
# of Hispanic Students90 students
% Hispanic Students
4%
# of Black Students1,085 students
% Black Students
48%
# of White Students954 students
% White Students
41%
# of Hawaiian Students3 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students95 students
% of Two or more races Students
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:119
# of Students in Kindergarten:176
# of Students in 1st Grade:156
# of Students in 2nd Grade:172
# of Students in 3rd Grade:175
# of Students in 4th Grade:193
# of Students in 5th Grade:180
# of Students in 6th Grade:158
# of Students in 7th Grade:145
# of Students in 8th Grade:165
# of Students in 9th Grade:208
# of Students in 10th Grade:150
# of Students in 11th Grade:169
# of Students in 12th Grade:117
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Dorchester 04 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 85 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (SC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dorchester 04 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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate85-89%
84%
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Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $13,849 is higher than the state average of $10,528. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $13,423 is higher than the state average of $10,726. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SC)
Total Revenue$31 MM$39 MM
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Spending$30 MM$40 MM
This chart display total spending of Dorchester 04 School District and average spending for each school distric in SC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,849$10,528
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Spending / Student$13,423$10,726
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dorchester 04 School District and average spending per public school student in SC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Dorchester 04 School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.61, which is higher than the South Carolina average of 0.43. The most diverse school in the district is Clay Hill Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.