Summerville High School

  • Summerville High School serves 2,901 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Summerville High School operates within the Dorchester 02 School District.
  • Dorchester 02 School District's 67% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2901 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,901 students
Summerville High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Summerville High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 156 teachers
Summerville High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Summerville High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Summerville High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
n/a
1%
Summerville High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
5%
8%
Summerville High School Black Students (1994-2015)
Black
29%
35%
Summerville High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
63%
52%
Summerville High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Summerville High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Summerville High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.42
Summerville High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Summerville High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Summerville High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Dorchester 02 School District's student population of 25,117 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,394 in this district is less than the state average of $11,514. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,972 is less than the state average of $11,294. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Dorchester 02 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
6
Number of Students Managed 25,117 3,454
Dorchester 02 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
Dorchester 02 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $223 MM $40 MM
Dorchester 02 School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $213 MM $39 MM
Dorchester 02 School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $9,394 $11,514
Dorchester 02 School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $8,972 $11,294
Dorchester 02 School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SummervilleGregg Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1163 students
    0.6 miles
    500 Green Wave Boulevard
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)871-3150
    0.66-81163
  • Summerville Flowertown Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 1071 students
    0.9 miles
    20 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-7400
    0.9PK-51071
  • SummervilleNewington Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 837 students
    0.9 miles
    10 King Charles Circle
    SummervilleSC 29485
    (843)871-3230
    0.9PK-5837
  • SummervilleJames H. Spann Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 842 students
    2.3 miles
    901 John Mckissick Way
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-3050
    2.3PK-5842
  • SummervilleRollings Middle School Of The Arts
    Grades: 6-8 | 665 students
    2.3 miles
    815 South Main Street
    SummervilleSC 29483
    (843)873-3610
    2.36-8665

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  12/19/2014
My grandson is fortunate enough to be enrolled at SHS and from the tenth grade he was taking college-prep classes which will enable him to graduate fom the 12th grade with an Assciates Degress. He has had encouragement from the teachers and counselors since he started there in the 9th grade and enjoys his classes and teachers. Because of the encouragement and closeness of the faculty he has succeeded in attaining becoming a member of both the football and baseball teams and participated in programs at Charleston Southern University. He is alo a member of the National Honor Society. Counselors meet with students to assist in planning their goals of the future and it is on course up to the students as to whether they wish to succeed. Teachers cannot make a student pass or fail - it is up to the individual to seek help when they need it.
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2  11/5/2014
The school is ridiculously dirty and over-populated. The teachers have ZERO respect for the students which in turn makes the students have no respect for the teachers. Since moving here I have noticed that the majority of kids I came to know have dropped out all together. Its sad when you think about it; having a 67% graduation rate? That's close to half the students never finishing high school. Honestly I regret begging my parents to come to this school. You can get a much better education at Ashley Ridge or Colleton County. Don't come to Summerville HS.
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