DUTCH FORK HIGH SCHOOL

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1400 OLD TAMAH RD
IRMO, SC 29063
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Phone: 803-732-8050
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Lexington-richland School District 05
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 506.3
  • Number Students: 2025
  • Number Teachers: 150
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5821
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Gregory Owings
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (30 ratings)
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    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-07-14
    "Dutch Fork offers more AP classes than some nearby schools. It has a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program available for students who qualify for this rigorous course of study. They have excellent teachers and a wonderful Silver Spirit Band. We are thoroughly pleased with the education our son is getting."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-26
    "Dutch Fork High continues a tradition of excellence in academics, leadership and athletics. The last few years under the direction of Principal Morton, the school's graduates have gained more scholarship money, hired wonderful staff for key positions on campus. I look forward to my boys receiving a quality education through Dutch Fork High!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-09
    "As a whole, South Carolina schools are almost always ranked towards the bottom. There are various reasons for this, but I would gladly compare Dutch Fork against any school in the country, public or private. The class selections are wonderful. There is something for everyone and they strive to prepare the students not only for college but also career choices after wards. Most of the teachers my child has had have been wonderful, her AP English teacher in particular. There have been a few, however, that I wasn't as pleased with. But I imagine this sort of thing will occur in just about any school. Overall, if you're moving to the area, you won't be disappointed with Dutch Fork. Your child will receive a top notch education."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-07
    "Dutch Fork High is clearly a great school preparing its' students well for future endevors. This is clearly seen at any major university in South Carolina where DFHS graduates are at the top of their classes. Though these elements that continue to rank DF as the top school in South Carolina have obvious beneficiaries, there are drawbacks that can have a very negative affect on a DF student even after graduation. Because of DF's 'standards of excellence,' the competitve nature of the school is extremley intense and at times can result in a student's poor self- image. Furthermore and an even bigger issue stems from the socio- economic status of the students that attend DFHS. As the school serves a very affluent area of Columbia, diversity (racially and economically) is very minimal. This being said, graduates have such a 'skewed view on reality.' As a graduate, I have seen both sides."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-14
    "I went to college well-prepared."
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