Fort Dorchester High School

8500 Patriot Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29420 | (843) 760-4450
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,337
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3.5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 8500 Patriot Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29420
  • Principal or Admin: Jim Atkinson
  • Fax: (843) 760-4852
  • Website:
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,337
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 112.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,231 (52.7%)
  • Females: 1,106 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 149 (6.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 534 (22.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 683 (29.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Fort Dorchester High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian70.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Fort Dorchester High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade57424.6%
10th Grade58625.1%
11th Grade62826.9%
12th Grade54923.5%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 43%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:57%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 14 Years
  • Average Salary: $42,551
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Fort Dorchester High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$29,07624%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$46,86376%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Fort Dorchester High School

  • Reviewed by Student on May 01, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Fort Dorchester is quite a rough transition if you dont know what your heading into. Many students who went there thoroughly enjoyed the experience but I was not one of them. Its very hard to meet people, and some of the teachers do not care about their students in the least bit. There are far worse schools than this, but if you have a choice regarding this school, I would say to choose somewhere else.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 18, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this is the best school in the whole entire world !
  • Reviewed by Student on June 01, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think that Fort Dorchester is a good high school to go to.

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