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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Dorchester County Public Schools is a public school district located in Cambridge, MD. It has 4,816 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
700 Glasgow Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
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Dorchester County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1040
147 responses
Average ACT
22
22 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,816
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,521
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$65,697,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,394/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,908
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,900
National
$184,700

Dorchester County Public Schools Reviews

6 reviews
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Overall, student safety should be top concern and I do not feel as though it is taken into consideration as it should be. Students should never fear coming to school, and parents should not be taking their kids out of school because of what they see on the news. High school is mandatory for students, therefore they should have a welcoming environment. Administration needs to focus primarily on students when it comes to situations that put safety in jeopardy.
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During my four years in Dorchester county public schools I have had the pleasure of working with some great teachers who really took an interest in me and my success. These teachers encouraged me to perform at my best and assisted me in succeeding to my highest potential. What I would like to see change about Dorchester county schools is the general lack of safety, and student discord.
I like how much I was taught but dislike the lack of discipline the other students have. My school conditions are very bad but luckily we are getting a new school. My experience in Dorchester county schools is not the best because of the conditions and the people but it will get better.