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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Dreher High School is a highly rated, public school located in Columbia, SC. It has 1,163 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
3319 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
Telephone
(803) 253-7000
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Dreher High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
243 responses
Average ACT
25
104 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,650
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Dancing With the Teachers
    25%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Basketball Games
    16%
  • Soccer games
    14%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Wrestling matches
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,077
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,118/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Overall the school is fine. But in 2019 the principle in particular caused a disgrace to the entire senior class if not the school itself. During an incident at prom, a group of seniors decided to be idiotic. With that said I believe that most of the school agrees that Stigs actions were pathetic. She has prohibited all of the students involved from recieving any real consequences when in reality they should have recieved legal charges as they broke a law. The students involved are taking it as a joke and using it as en extended spring break. Every administrator but stig wanted them charged and more. The majority of them are in high position of class rank and this has definitly benefited them. They are still allowed to walk in graduation, not having any of this put on their transcripts, and are just plain pathetic in my opinion.
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I would say that the students that are hard working an ambitious succeed and become great people. The school itself is home to a very diverse population, the arts are decently successful, as well as the athletics. Quality of the building itself is decent but not very up to date. The teachers that are invested in teaching are very good at what they do. The rest are interested merely in a pay check. The culture of the school needs improvement and i believe more parent involvement would help, as well as cultivating an idea of focusing on improvement and enjoying the high school experience.
Dreher is a wonderful school for students to explore interests, both academic and artistic. There is a variety of artistic outlets for students, such as the preforming arts and visual arts. Dreher also caters to student's academic interests, especially with the AP Capstone program. My personal experience with the teachers has been absolutely wonderful. Dreher is stock full of top notch educators who are completely committed to each individual student's academic career.