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.

"Anything Goes" on Stage on November 20-23

Rowan Leach, Corie White, Patrick Fretwell, Aidan Toumey, Xan DuBose, Anna Jamieson Beck, Evan Owen, Destiny Kennedy, Wesley Mousseau, Makayla Smith, Zoe Murrie


Faculty v. Faculty Basketball Fundraiser is Tuesday

Buy your tickets ($3) now for Tuesday's Faculty v. Faculty fundraiser for the boys' basketball teams.  For a flyer with details, click here.

Petition Procedure Available to Obtain Your Diploma

High School Exit Exams have been abolished retroactively to 1990.  If you did not receive a diploma in the past, read more to see if you can now petition to obtain one.

Underclassmen to Practice for Spring's WorkKeys Assessment  

From November 10-21, freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking practice tests to prepare for the WorkKeys tests to be given in the spring.  WorkKeys is one of the assessments which will replace the former High School Assessment Program (HSAP).  Students will take online tests in Reading for Information (during English class), Applied Mathematics (during math class), and Locating Information (during Social Studies class).

There is still time to comment on the search for a new district superintendent

The Richland One community is invited to complete a survey to assist with our search for a new superintendent.

Freshmen Now Have Laptops

Richland School District One has purchased laptops for student use as part of its Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Initiative.  The goal of this initiative is to use technology to transform teaching and learning to ensure that all students are engaged and competitive.

Laptops have been distributed to freshmen.  Parents of freshmen are encouraged to pay $30 (cash or money order) for the Mandatory Protection Plan to help cover replacement or repair of the laptop in the event of theft, loss or accident. 

Honors and Awards

Coach David Kleinfelder Honored for Promoting MS Awareness

David Kleinfelder, coach of girls' tennis and soccer teams at Dreher, will be receiving the 2014 Move Award from the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.  For years Coach Kleinfelder has promoted awareness for those living with MS.  He is the team captain and chief cheerleader of Dreher's anual MS Walk Team.

Dreher Students and Faculty Win Photography Honors

At the District's Visual Literacy Festival Photography awards ceremony, five Dreher students and five faculty members were among those honored for their entries. For a list of the award-winning photographers,

Junior Evan Hanner Earns All-State Honors in Cross Country

Congratulations to junior Evan Hanner.  He finished fourteenth in the State Cross Country Championships, thereby earning All-State honors.

Thirty Dreher Students Make District Honor Choir

After an audition on November 13, thirty Dreher students were named to the Richland District One Honor Choir.  Dreher singers constitute half of this year's Honor Choir.  For a list of these students with fabulous voices,

Victoria Bailey and Grayson Stiglbauer Honored at Luncheon

Along with other student athletes, seniors Victoria Bailey and Grayson Stiglbauer were honored at a luncheon at the Capital City Club on Thursday, November 7.  They are Dreher's worthy nominees for Mr. and Miss Sportsarama. Besides contributing positively to Dreher's athletic program - Victoria in track and Grayson in basketball and baseball - both students are in the top ten in the senior class.

Boys' Freestyle Relay Team Takes State Championship

Austin Konkle                Nathan Hahn              Cameron Sawyer     Zachary Rue

Four members of Dreher's Boys Swim Team are wearing State Championships medals.  In an exciting race, Nathan Hahn, Cameron Sawyer, Austin Konkle and Zachary Rue finished 1/100th of a second above the second place team to clinch the state title in the 200-yard Free Relay.  Nathan Hahn won an individual medal by placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke.  The boys team placed fourth overall among 29 teams.  The swim teams at Dreher are coached by Charlotte and Kelly Giese

Here are full meet results.

Region 3 Orchestra Selections

Congratulation to the following students who were named to the Region 3 Orchestra upon a successful audition:

11-12 Orchestra
Madeline Foley, violin; Brianna Harris, violin; and Olivia Barker, violin

9-10 Orchestra
Gabriel Gonzalez, violin and Sophia Bulzoni, violin alternate

Dreher Students Took 446 AP Exams in 2014

According to the College Board and reported by the State Department of Education, 236 Dreher students took 446 Advanced Placement exams in 2014, and 73.8% of them scored either 3, 4 or 5.  A score of 3, 4 or 5 is generally required to receive college credit for an AP course taken in high school.

This year, Dreher students have the opportunity to take AP courses in English Language, English Literature, Human Geography, European History, American History, US Government and Politics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Latin, Studio Art/Drawing, Art 2D Design, and Music Theory

Four Dreher Seniors Named National Commended Scholars

Congratulations to four Dreher seniors who have been recognized as National Commended Scholars by the National Merit Corporation.  These high achieving students are Patrick Fox, Alexandra (Lexi) Bateman,  Kyle Ryan and Austin Konkle.

Savannah Bass named National Achievement Semifinalist

Senior Savannah Bass has been named a National Achievement Semifinalist and will compete for status as a finalist.

Four Dreher Seniors are Named National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to four highly accomplished seniors who have been named National Merit Semifinalists:  Geroge Bilderback, Hallie Chametzky, Nathan Hahn and Nick Seymour

See the announcement on the District's website.

ACT Composite Scores on the rise at Dreher:


Congratulations to Dreher's students and staff on Statewide Honors: 

Hard work has paid off with State recognition! For details on why we are so proud...

In the classroom of...

Always wondered what goes on in the classrooms of Dreher High School?  Take a look under the Student Activities link across the top of the page.

Still photos highlighting classroom activities are in the Photo Album.

From the Principal

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.

For the 2014-2015 School Year our special emphasis at Dreher will be on setting goals to reach our highest potential.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 23
Anything Goes - Musical
3:00 PM
$5 tix
Monday, November 24
Dreher PTO Meeting
5:30 PM
in Principal's Conference Room
Dreher Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM
in First Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, November 25
FBLA Installation of Officers and Members
10:00 AM

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The Dreher PTO and the Dreher Foundation meet the fourth Monday of each month.  All are welcome.

The PTO meets at 5:30 PM in the Principal's Conference Room.

The Foundation meets at 6:00 PM in the First Floor Conference Room.

The Athletic  Booster Club sells "All-Sports" passes. Complete your Membership Form for a year's worth of Dreher's regular season home games and matches.

To see the daily announcements that appear on Dreher's closed-circuit TV, click here

To view  past announcements, please click this link: 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 Alma Mater.  

Click here to be inspired.