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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • 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
2191
Classroom Teachers
125

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

8

(10 is best)

Better than 73.3% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

3

(10 is best)

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

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 18 27
Proficiency in Reading 24 32
Proficiency in Math 12 22

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.53
AVG FOR DISTRICT 17.04
AVG FOR STATE 15.21
AVG FOR NATION 16.54
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 659 30.1%
Grade 10 584 26.7%
Grade 11 497 22.7%
Grade 12 451 20.6%
Total 2191 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 41.1% 58.5% 53.6%
Black 46.1% 31.7% 35.7%
Hispanic 8.4% 7.3% 8.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.2% 2.1% 1.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 33.5% 41.0% 59.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 29.3% 35.6% 55.1%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.2% 5.4% 4.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 131,377 5,024,369
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 561.5 165
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.5% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.3% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 34.0% 32.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.0% 26.4%
65 OR OLDER 11.3% 16.3%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 46,891 1,871,307
Single Parent Households With Children 13.1% 11.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 86.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.6% 27.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.0% 7.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.0% 11.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 11.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 21.8% 18.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 19.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.6% 17.1%
$15,000 or less 9.7% 14.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,830 $117,533,220 54.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $518 $12,605,012 5.8%
Staff $478 $11,631,652 5.4%
General Administration $57 $1,387,038 0.6%
School Administration $484 $11,777,656 5.4%
Operation $835 $20,318,890 9.4%
Transportation $298 $7,251,532 3.4%
Other $199 $4,842,466 2.2%
Total Support $2,869 $69,814,246 32.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,200 $29,200,800 13.5%
Total Expenditures $8,899 $216,548,266 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,253 $4,011,215,057 46.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $734 $560,740,805 6.5%
Staff $560 $427,587,047 4.9%
General Administration $96 $73,304,095 0.8%
School Administration $595 $454,503,652 5.2%
Operation $927 $707,883,940 8.2%
Transportation $381 $291,268,692 3.4%
Other $339 $258,562,184 3.0%
Total Support $3,633 $2,773,826,818 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,461 $1,879,432,573 21.7%
Total Expenditures $11,348 $8,664,517,194 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%