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.

Connect with Dreher

Listen to soloists in the Class of 2015 as they invite you to "Lean on Me."

(in order of appearance:  Cameron Wesley, Robin Austin, Kenneth Johnson, Naomi Dwight, Madison Vermeulen, Patrick Fretwell and Xan DuBose under the direction of Walter Graham).

Past announcements are kept in the Announcement Archive

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
           Delayed Start Schedule

                  Yearly AB Calendar

      Sports                 Visual and Performing Arts

                 Calendar for Class of 2015

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New Student Orientation is August 13 and 14

Orientation for students in the class of 2019 and for all other students new to Dreher will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, from 8 AM - 12:30 PM.  Lunch will be served both days before dismissal.  Check back here for the bus schedule.   

Take a look at what we will cover:  Orientation Schedule.

Kate Harpootlian, Dreher Class of 2006, Competes on "So You Think You Can Dance"

Read the great article in The State on one of Dreher's finest, Kate Harpootlian, Class of 2006.  Watch Kate and vote for her!

Free Breakfasts and Lunches for All Students in 2015-2016

The District has announced a program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students in the upcoming school year. 

Will you be taking AP US History next year?

If so, here's the book you must read this summer to prepare for your assignment:

(click on image for details)

Contact Mrs. Rose, Mr. Kirkley or Dr. Barrineau to obtain your Edmodo group enrollment code for AP US History.  You must join the Edmodo group this summer to find out what you must do with the assigned reading.

If you are enrolled in AP European History for next school year, your assignment this summer is to critically read A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and prepare an extensive book report due by August 31.

(click on image for details of assignment)

Summer Reading Lists are Announced

Get started on your 2015-2016 school year required reading.

Coach Hines Announces Summer Weight Room Schedule

Athletes:  Coach Hines has prepared a Summer Weight Room Schedule. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity.

Class of '95 Twenty Year Reunion

Has it really been twenty years?  Oh, yes!  The Dreher Class of 1995 will hold a reunion on Saturday, August 1, from 7-11 PM at The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street in downtown Columbia. The price is $60  per person. For details, email Adrianne Green, or visit the Class of 1995 Facebook page.

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

Take a look here...

Petition Procedure Available to Obtain Your Diploma

Recent Honors and Awards

Kasey Parker is SC Gatorade Player of the Year and is Featured in Sports Illustrated

You might think winning a State Girls' Soccer Championship and scoring 59 goals would be enough for one season.  Not for junior forward sensation Kasey Parker!  She was named "Gatorade Player of the Year" for South Carolina and was chosen as one of Sports Illustrated's
"Faces in the Crowd."

For a look at the SI article,

Lady Blue Devils are Soccer State Champions!

Congratulations to the Lady Blue Devils Soccer team on winning the State Championships by a score of 7-3 against Hilton Head!  Great article and photos in The State.

Dreher Ranked 7th Best High School in SC by US News and World Report

In its annual rankings of best high schools in the country, US News and World Report ranked Dreher as seventh best high school in South Carolina and awarded Dreher a Silver Medal.  For details of the ranking click here.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 7
Registration Deadline for 9/12 ACT
Thursday, August 13
New Student Orientation
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, August 14
New Student Orientation
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 15
Volleyball at Crestwood Invitational
Monday, August 17
First Day of 2015-2016 School Year
Tuesday, August 18
Volleyball at home v. Columbia
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
JV at 5
Varsity at 6:30

From the Principal

Please join my family and me as we send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Senator Pinckney and our fellow South Carolinians lost in the tragic events in Charleston. Senator Pinckney was a wonderful advocate of the Dreher community and was in constant support of our schools. He will be deeply missed. We hold Mrs. Pinckney, our colleague, and her dear children in our hearts as we honor Senator Pinckney's message of unity and compassion in our works and daily living.

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.