Fort Dorchester Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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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
5201 Old Glory Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone
(843) 832-5550
District
DORCHESTER 02
County
DORCHESTER COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
962
Classroom Teachers
59

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

10

(10 is best)

Better than 93.3% of SC schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

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

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 72 50
Proficiency in Reading 72 45
Proficiency in Math 72 56

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 77 46
Proficiency in Reading 77 44
Proficiency in Math 77 48

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 57 42
Proficiency in Reading 57 39
Proficiency in Math 57 45

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 16.31
AVG FOR DISTRICT 16.41
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 40 4.2%
Kindergarten 132 13.7%
Grade 1 131 13.6%
Grade 2 153 15.9%
Grade 3 178 18.5%
Grade 4 160 16.6%
Grade 5 168 17.5%
Total 962 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 57.9% 57.9% 52.7%
Black 24.0% 30.9% 34.6%
Hispanic 10.0% 8.9% 10.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.7% 1.7% 1.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 29.3% 42.9% 61.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 21.5% 37.1% 57.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 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%