(Based on the 2014 Annual District Report Cards released by the South Carolina Department of Education)
HOW WE COMPARE WITH OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE STATE
According to the South Carolina Department of Education, more than nine out of ten freshman in the Darlington County School District graduate in four years. The district"s graduation rate is 91.7%, compared to the state average of 80.1%.
• The Darlington County School District has the 5th lowest dropout rate in South Carolina (0.3%), according to the South Carolina Department of Education. When talking about dropout rates, the lower the rates, the fewer the dropouts.
• The Darlington County School District ranks sixth among the 84 South Carolina school districts in terms of academic achievement, according to the annual report card ratings issued by the South Carolina Department of Education.
• More children are reading at or above grade level by grade three, thanks to the efforts of our primary schools (grades K-2). Reading at or above grade level by third grade ensures children have a better chance of success later in school.
• 96% of DCSD schools are rated "Average" or higher on the 2014 annual report cards. Eleven schools and the district are rated "Excellent."
The Darlington County School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.