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Fort Dorchester High School
  • Public
  • NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Fort Dorchester High School is a highly rated, public school located in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. It has 2,252 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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Fort Dorchester High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
448 responses
Average ACT
24
261 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$45,510
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,051
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$174,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 64 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 64 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 193 responses
  • Sports events
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Student-run Club Activities
    13%
  • Sleeping
    8%
  • Senior breakfast
    7%
  • Pre-game tailgates
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 72 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 72 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,092
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 87 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 87 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 87 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,278 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 102 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 102 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 102 responses

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