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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
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Dutch Fork High School is a highly rated, public school located in Irmo, SC. It has 1,773 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
1400 Old Tamah Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone
(803) 476-3300

Dutch Fork High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
374 responses
Average ACT
26
160 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
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
A-
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.44 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Football games
    31%
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Music programs
    14%
  • STEM activities
    12%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,773
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,672
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,172/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Dutch Fork High School Reviews

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Wonderful school. Good quality, kept up, constantly excelling school. The staff is truly amazing, always very helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. They are very on top of things and always ready to help. They have a wide variety of classes that catch your every interest and many welcoming clubs/organizations for every type of individual. Classes are quite advanced and get you more than prepared for college and your future. Overall, a five star school for sure!
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We have been living in this school district for many years. Before we first moved here I had searched the Columbia area schools for where we should live, so that we would be well-situated when our kids started school (at the time we had a toddler and a baby). We chose Lexington-Richland Five, but more specifically an area zoned for Dutch Fork High School because of it's excellent reputation. We have not been disappointed. My oldest is getting ready to graduate from Dutch Fork High school and we couldn't be happier with the school and the programs. Especially the music program. The band program is top-rated and I'm so glad our kids have participated and benefited from such an exceptional program and school.
I love it here!! Although I have had my share of strict or sometimes slack teachers, they're overall very helpful and are nice to you most of the time. There is a share of expulsions and bad kids, but overall, DFHS is very diverse with nice kids. There are a lot of cliques, but for the most part, kids are pretty welcoming. The food is nice, the custodians and cafeteria ladies are awesome, the fine & performing arts programs are very fun and the teachers are awesome! And of course, the Dutch Fork Football team!!! We're number one in the state for a reason. Football is a huge part of DF, almost everything revolves around it. I am proud to be a silver fox and I really like it here. The southern hospitality, the number of programs and electives, the band program, our football team, and most of the teachers. #FoxesOnTop