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: 2018 (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
2271
Classroom Teachers
130

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

8

(10 is best)

Better than 79.0% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

7

(10 is best)

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

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 76 65
Proficiency in Reading 84 73
Proficiency in Math 68 56

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.54
AVG FOR DISTRICT 16.41
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 633 27.9%
Grade 10 577 25.4%
Grade 11 537 23.6%
Grade 12 524 23.1%
Total 2271 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 37.5% 57.9% 52.7%
Black 47.0% 30.9% 34.6%
Hispanic 11.6% 8.9% 10.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.2% 1.7% 1.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 0.6% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 39.8% 42.9% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 34.4% 37.1% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.4% 5.8% 4.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 137,243 5,084,127
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 586.5 167
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.9% 19.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 33.4% 32.1%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.0% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 12.6% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 48,484 1,894,711
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.0% 87.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.1% 27.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 10.8% 8.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.2% 12.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.5% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.3% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.6% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.4% 16.5%
$15,000 or less 10.2% 13.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,045 $131,502,970 44.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $745 $19,419,170 6.6%
Staff $492 $12,824,472 4.4%
General Administration $56 $1,459,696 0.5%
School Administration $504 $13,137,264 4.5%
Operation $955 $24,893,030 8.5%
Transportation $374 $9,748,684 3.3%
Other $194 $5,056,804 1.7%
Total Support $3,321 $86,565,186 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,912 $75,904,192 25.8%
Total Expenditures $11,278 $293,972,348 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,669 $4,426,637,206 44.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $900 $702,362,511 7.0%
Staff $637 $497,250,296 4.9%
General Administration $98 $76,483,828 0.8%
School Administration $664 $518,237,477 5.2%
Operation $1,004 $783,984,138 7.8%
Transportation $389 $303,374,162 3.0%
Other $433 $338,055,734 3.4%
Total Support $4,124 $3,219,922,703 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,081 $2,405,327,837 23.9%
Total Expenditures $12,874 $10,051,872,853 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%