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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dutch Fork High School is a top rated, public school located in Irmo, SC. It has 1,721 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1400 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone
(803) 476-3300
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Dutch Fork High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
449 responses
Average ACT
26
178 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,082
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,100
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Football games
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Music programs
    15%
  • STEM activities
    12%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,721
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,612
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,537/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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I graduated from here this past spring and let me just say, I LOVED Dutch Fork. I think it just has a great vibe and you can feel the positive energy radiating throughout the school. The teachers are great, you feel like you are actually learning something, and now being in college, I feel that the school really prepared me well. We love our sports and we are pretty good in them (especially football). The location is in a great, safe, family-friendly area and I am just so proud to be a DF alum!
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Dutch Fork High School is an incredible place to spend your high school career in. The teachers, classes, and students are all diverse and each of them help prepare you for the next step in a high schooler's life, college. Dutch Fork offers numerous AP classes that many high schools do not. STEM is very important in our school, and I believe it helps prepare many of the students for a bright future. Dutch Fork also offers numerous and diverse after school clubs that students can join to create an impact to themselves and the environment around them. Sports are also a big part of the DF community which is good because it allows the students to explore different fields and gain scholarships for college. Dutch Fork is widely known for being one of the best schools in South Carolina and I personally think that it does a great job at keeping our student body safe and united, as we prepare for the next stages of our lives.
I loved the school spirit and enthusiasm I get from students and teachers everyday! Just to see the pride my peers have in our school really does made a difference in my everyday learning. The student engagement in school activities encourages others to get involved and stay active. Also the diversity of different groups is amazing because it gives everyone a chance to really learn about other cultures.