Fort Dorchester Elementary School

5201 Old Glory Ln, Summerville, SC 29485 | (843) 832-5550
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 1,196
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 5201 Old Glory Lane, Summerville, SC 29485
  • Principal or Admin: Carol Farris
  • Fax: (843) 832-5553
  • Website: www.dorchester2.k12.sc.us
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,196
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 69.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 607 (50.8%)
  • Females: 589 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 106 (8.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 210 (17.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 316 (26.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Fort Dorchester Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.4%
Black29524.7%
Asian1038.6%
Hispanic1038.6%
White69057.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Fort Dorchester Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten383.2%
Kindergarten19216.1%
1st Grade18815.7%
2nd Grade18315.3%
3rd Grade22719.0%
4th Grade17514.6%
5th Grade19316.1%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 56%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:44%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 9 Years
  • Average Salary: $38,726
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Fort Dorchester Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$30,89048%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$45,94852%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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