Fort Dorchester High School



Fort Dorchester High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Fort Dorchester High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 520
10 538
11 485
12 470

Fort Dorchester High School is a public high school of the Dorchester 02 School District located in North Charleston, SC. It has 2,013 students in grades 9th through 12th. Fort Dorchester High School is the 12th largest public high school in South Carolina and the 1,431st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.1 to 1.

Total Students: 2,013
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 125.3

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Fort Dorchester High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,068
(53%)
3,512
(51%)
 Female 945
(47%)
3,342
(49%)

Fort Dorchester High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 954
(47%)
4,107
(60%)
 Black 831
(41%)
2,085
(30%)
 Hispanic 108
(5%)
288
(4%)
 Asian 60
(3%)
95
(1%)
 Two or More 46
(2%)
224
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(0%)
24
(0%)
 American Indian 7
(0%)
31
(0%)

Fort Dorchester High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,349
(67%)
4,408
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 570
(28%)
2,082
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 94
(5%)
364
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Fort Dorchester High School is ranked 55th out of 0 ranked schools in South Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Fort Dorchester High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (33.0%) is lower than the state average of 51.1%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Fort Dorchester High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2334
2006 2463
2007 2548
2008 2395
2009 2337
2010 2257
2011 2088
2012 2013

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 15.5
2007 17.5
2008 16.8
2009 20.8
2010 22
2011 18.9
2012 16.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.20394173093402
2006 0.22614697523346
2007 0.2256671899529
2008 0.24342379958246
2009 0.29225502781344
2010 0.31767833407178
2011 0.29837164750958
2012 0.32985593641331

Compare Fort Dorchester High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,468.1% 14.7:1
 
1,610.0% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 33.0%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 51.1%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,013 16.1:1  
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