Dreher Achieves an "A" on Federal Report Card

According to the 2014 Federal Accountability System, Dreher has once again achieved an "A."  See the SC Department of Education website for details.  Congratulations to our hard-working students and staff.

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The Alma Mater

In honor of Dreher's 75th Anniversary, the 2013-2014 Dreher chorus under the direction of N. Walter Graham has recorded the Dreher's Alma Mater.

Calendars and Schedules

Daily Schedule
                Yearly AB Schedule

      Sports                    Visual and Performing Arts

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Vote for Taylor Goodwin - She's Got Talent!

 Taylor Goodwin as Cinderella

Junior Taylor Goodwin is a finalist in "This School's Got Talent.'' The winner of the competition will perform at the SC Teacher of the Year Celebration and will receive a $500 cash prize. The second place finisher receives $250; third place, $100.

Please help Taylor WIN this competition. Visit the SC Future Minds website to cast your vote for Taylor.  Her video is near the bottom. Check the box next to Taylor's video and your vote will be submitted.

Vote once each day from now until February 15.

Twelve AP Art Students Contribute to Artists for Africa

Twelve AP Art students of Jennifer Gorlewski have donated works of art to be sold at the upcoming Artists for Africa Postcard Art event.  The fundraiser will be held at the Embassy Suites on February 17.  There is a reception at 6 PM, followed by the sale at 7 PM.

Two FLBA Members Finish First at District Conference

Two seniors placed first in Public Service Announcement at the District Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders of America:  Nahndi Kirk-Bradley and Thanh Vi Nguyen.   In all, ten FBLA members under the direction of business teacher Gwendolyn Fludd won the right to compete at the State Conference in Charleston.


Two Cadets Place First at District JROTC Drill

Congratulations to senior CJ Fripp who placed first in Individual Knock-out at the annual District JROTC Drill Meet. Junior Nautica Byrd led the Basic Squad Armed to a first place finish. She also placed third in Individual Exhibition.

To see who else placed at the meet,


Five Students Earn All-State Band Recognition

What a successful weekend for our band students!  Earning seats in the 2016 SC All-State Concert Band were Ben Eidson (Alto Sax), Luke Smoak (Trumpet) and Noah Benitez-Nelson (Oboe). Two students earned seats in the 2016 SC All-State Jazz Band: Ben Eidson (Alto Sax) and Shayla Jones (Drum Set and Auxiliary Percussion).

For a list of the fifteen students who were named to the Region Bands,

Michelle Allen is Dreher's Newest "Teacher of the Year"

Congratulations to English teacher Michelle Allen, Dreher's newest "Teacher of the Year."   This year Mrs. Allen teaches 150 students in a variety of English courses:  English II Honors, English III College Prep and English IV College Prep.

Congratulations to sophomore Justin Blunt.  On January 18, he was awarded a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship in the amount of $250.  Justin is a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia mentoring group and was their nominee for this prestigious award.

To read why Justin was chosen to receive this award,


Three Juniors Compete in USC Writing Contest

Congratulations to three students in Lindsey Hiller's English III Honors class.  Morgan Blankenbecklor, Jaynae Jefferson and Mya' Johnson-Jones are among thirty juniors from across the state whose entries qualified them to participate in the second round of USC's Third Annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Apply Before March 11 for Next Year's Teacher Cadet Class

Planning next year's class schedule?  Interested in becoming a teacher?  Apply to be part of next year's Teacher Cadet class.   Download the application here and return to Mrs. Wallulis by March 11.

Last Chance for Senior Ads and Baby Pics in Yearbook

Seniors: this is your last chance to submit your favorite photo of you as a baby to be included in the 2016 yearbook. 

Also, parents of seniors: this is your last chance to place a senior ad in the 2016 yearbook. Order online at Jostens website, or telephone 803-603-2821, or email the publisher.

Do You Have Room for a German Exchange Student?

Twenty German exchange students will be arriving in Columbia on March 12 and will be staying until April 1.  If you would be willing to share your home with a German Exchange student, please email German teacher Steven Moore.

Honoring the Memory of Alexis Arellano

If you would like to honor the memory of Alexis Arellano and help his family at this difficult time, please consider donating to the Memorial Fund set up to assist with funeral expenses.

Your Support is Needed

Our guitar teacher, Ben Broughton, and his family are struggling with a very difficult diagnosis.

Where do you support Dreher?  Email us your photos and we'll share.  Take a look here...

Past announcements are kept in the Announcement Archive

Recent Honors and Awards

Five Seniors Receive National Recognition

Congratulations to five high-achieving seniors who have received recognition as National Commended Scholars.  From left to right they are Max Craighead, Carina Tuel, Madison Hrin, Hadley McCollester and Samantha McClain.

Six National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Dreher is so proud to congratulate six seniors named as "National Merit Semifinalists:"  (left to right) Ethan Gibson, Emily Tuten, Kelly Sharpe, Emily Cross, Mallory Johnson, and Emily Shimizu.

Fewer than one percent of the nation's seniors are named Semifinalists.  Details of the process are in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's press release.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 24 - Wed, Jun 1
Check out the All-Team Schedule each Monday
Monday, February 8
A Day

FBLA Spirit Week
Spirit Day - Wear FBLA gear
Order Valentine Grams ($1) from Spanish Club
Spanish Club Valentines
proceeds benefit Relay for Life and American Heart Association
Tuesday, February 9
B Day

FBLA Spirit Week
Career Day - Wear Business attire
Order Valentine Grams ($1) from Spanish Club
Spanish Club Valentines
proceeds benefit Relay for Life and American Heart Association

From the Principal

Our sorrow over the loss of Alexis Arellano is tempered by the many memories we share of such a well-liked and accomplished student, athlete, gentleman and friend. Rest in peace, Alexis.


I am excited to announce, along with Richland School District One and the College Board, that Dreher High School has been selected to participate in the College Board's AP Capstone Diploma Program. The AP Capstone Diploma Program focuses on the inquiry, research, and writing skills crucial for success in college and careers.

To implement the program, Dreher will offer an AP Seminar in the fall 2016 and an AP Research course in the following year. These courses are in addition to the score of AP courses currently being offered to our students.

We are honored to be one of South Carolina's first schools to offer this innovative program, which will better prepare our diverse student population for college and career success and which will continue Dreher's proud tradition by expanding access to challenging course work and the development of important skills in accordance with our mission.

The mission of Dreher High School mirrors that of Richland County School District One: We are Dreher High School, a leader in transforming through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Our vision is that Dreher High School, by maintaining a safe, caring environment and providing a rigorous education, will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society.

Dreher believes that:

  • Rigorous education in academics, the arts, athletics, and service is the core of a vibrant community.
  • Embracing diversity enriches a community.
  • Individuals learn in different ways.
  • Individual learning is a result of opportunity, a healthy lifestyle, and effort.
  • Personal responsibility and accountability are essential for a successful community.
  • Character matters; honesty, integrity, service and mutual respect are vital.
  • Students, teachers, staff, families, and community members are stakeholders in education.
  • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
  • The services that Dreher High School provides contribute to a holistic approach to learning.