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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 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • 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
2237
Classroom Teachers
128

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to South Carolina

8

(10 is best)

Better than 77.9% 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

100 80 60 40 20 0
75%
64%
82%
71%
68%
57%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
17
15
14
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 649 29.0%
Grade 10 569 25.4%
Grade 11 480 21.5%
Grade 12 539 24.1%
Total 2237 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 35.4% 55.4% 51.5%
Black 44.5% 31.6% 34.3%
Hispanic 15.1% 10.8% 12.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.3% 1.8% 1.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 0.4% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 41.6% 46.7% 62.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 35.9% 41.1% 58.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.7% 5.6% 3.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 143,551 5,190,705
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 613.5 170
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 5.7%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.7% 18.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 33.3% 31.8%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.8% 26.0%
65 OR OLDER 13.1% 17.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 50,575 1,989,180
Single Parent Households With Children 11.4% 11.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.4% 88.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.2% 29.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 11.7% 10.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.3% 13.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.2% 12.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.1% 18.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.0% 18.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.5% 14.9%
$15,000 or less 8.1% 12.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,313 $139,290,921 48.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $703 $18,430,551 6.4%
Staff $509 $13,344,453 4.6%
General Administration $56 $1,468,152 0.5%
School Administration $548 $14,366,916 5.0%
Operation $978 $25,640,226 8.9%
Transportation $389 $10,198,413 3.6%
Other $247 $6,475,599 2.3%
Total Support $3,431 $89,950,527 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,210 $57,939,570 20.2%
Total Expenditures $10,954 $287,181,018 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,363 $4,879,592,115 45.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $952 $729,888,608 6.8%
Staff $684 $524,524,930 4.9%
General Administration $98 $75,022,613 0.7%
School Administration $729 $559,092,146 5.2%
Operation $1,084 $830,863,520 7.7%
Transportation $392 $300,609,320 2.8%
Other $469 $359,810,794 3.3%
Total Support $4,408 $3,379,757,066 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,269 $2,506,400,191 23.3%
Total Expenditures $14,040 $10,765,806,807 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%