Fort Dorchester High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
8500 Patriot Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29420
Phone
(843) 760-4450
District
DORCHESTER 02
County
DORCHESTER COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
2302
Classroom Teachers
127

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

8

(10 is best)

Better than 70.6% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

Fort Dorchester High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 74 68
Proficiency in Reading 78 70
Proficiency in Math 70 66

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 18.18
AVG FOR DISTRICT 16.94
AVG FOR STATE 15.18
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 638 27.7%
Grade 10 590 25.6%
Grade 11 542 23.5%
Grade 12 532 23.1%
Total 2302 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 40.3% 58.1% 53.3%
Black 46.1% 31.6% 35.2%
Hispanic 9.1% 7.9% 9.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.5% 1.7% 1.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.9% 0.7% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 38.8% 43.5% 66.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 34.4% 38.3% 63.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.4% 5.2% 3.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 133,611 5,084,127
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 571.0 167
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.2% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 33.8% 32.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.0% 26.4%
65 OR OLDER 11.9% 16.3%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 47,881 1,893,563
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.9% 86.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.7% 27.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 9.2% 7.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.0% 11.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.6% 11.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.9% 18.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.2% 19.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.2% 17.1%
$15,000 or less 9.8% 14.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,966 $127,343,138 40.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $536 $13,744,648 4.4%
Staff $437 $11,205,991 3.6%
General Administration $56 $1,436,008 0.5%
School Administration $474 $12,154,782 3.9%
Operation $818 $20,975,974 6.6%
Transportation $401 $10,282,843 3.3%
Other $202 $5,179,886 1.6%
Total Support $2,923 $74,954,489 23.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,405 $112,957,415 35.8%
Total Expenditures $12,294 $315,255,042 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,533 $4,267,597,209 45.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $810 $624,827,308 6.7%
Staff $611 $471,133,701 5.0%
General Administration $103 $79,360,510 0.8%
School Administration $647 $498,964,119 5.3%
Operation $975 $752,315,821 8.0%
Transportation $436 $336,482,498 3.6%
Other $391 $301,661,896 3.2%
Total Support $3,974 $3,064,745,977 32.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,623 $2,023,206,067 21.6%
Total Expenditures $12,130 $9,355,634,652 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%