How are we doing?
(Facts from the Annual School Report Card)
In 2009, 75.2% of Dreher's sophomores passed both the English/Language Arts and Math portions of the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) exam. This is an exam that all students must take.
In 2013, the passage rate was 86.6%.
Do you need a dose of holiday cheer? All of our upcoming Holiday Concerts will brighten your mood:
Tuesday, December 10... Winter Orchestra Concert at 7 PM
Thursday, December 12 ...Winter Concert for the Bands of Dreher at 7 PM
Tuesday, December 17...Holiday Choral Concert at 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 19...Holiday Guitar Concert at 6:30 PM
Congratulations to the Dreher NJROTC Drill Team for placing first and being named Grand Champions in the 2013-2014 Annual District Drill Meet.
· Individual trophies were won by Mikayla Cox, first place Individual
Armed Drill, Walter Belton and
Christopher Friendly, second place Dual Fancy, and Michael Ebron, second place Individual Fancy. Read more...
team competition, our Fancy and our Freshman Squads placed third. Our Unarmed Squad, Unarmed Platoon and
Varsity Color Guard placed second. The
Armed Squad and Armed Platoon both placed first, resulting in first place
For a complete list of Championship Drill Team members and a photo of the championship drill team,
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dreher students and staff for collecting 1064 pound of food, plus $100 in donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Since Harvest Hope estimates that each dollar yields five pounds of food, our total donation is equivalent to 1564 pounds.
Vote early and often - for Dreher's Marching Band, that is.
Dreher is competing against eight other Midlands bands for the title of "Midlands Best High School Marching Band."
Here's the link. Now get voting!
Seniors: There is a link to an online voting page for Senior Superlatives under Student Activities - Senioritis. You must input your name and student number if you want your vote to be counted! Ballots tallied on January 3.
Seniors and parents of seniors: Be sure to check the special senior calendar and other information in the link called "Senioritis" under Student Activities (above).
The senior calendar contains due dates for many scholarships. Scholarship information is available under Guidance on the Faculty and Staff tab and under Scholarships on the Student Resources tab.
Congratulations to freshmen Sarah Swan Kloos and Anna Stone whose Editorial Cartoons placed in the District's Visual Literacy Festival. Sarah's entry placed second, and Anna's was awarded honorable mention.
Congratulations to sophomore quarterback Avery Armstrong who will be honored as the WLTX Player of the Week.
Congratulations to three Dreher students who signed for athletic scholarships on November 25. Kaydra Duckett will play basketball at USC, while her teammmate Makayla Johnson will play at Clemson. Ben Herring has chosen to play baseball at Newberry.
To read a great article from The State on November 26, click here.
In results announced by the SC Department of Education, Dreher received an "Excellent" rating on the 2012-2013 Annual School Report Card in both both absolute terms and in growth from the previous year. Our on-time graduation rate is 84.1%.
For complete report card information, click here
For a summary, 20132013 annual report card.pdf
CONGRATULATIONS to our five 2013-2014 National Merit Semifinalists, one National Achievement Semifinalist, and three National Commended Scholars.
Competing for National Merit scholarships are John Andrews, Jeremy Day, Jin Yu Gao, Isabel Gwara and Cameron Moreno. Jaleel Jefferson will compete for a National Achievement scholarship. Margaret Bellinger Boylston, Connor Gibson and Seth Kays are recognized as National Commended Scholars. Read more...
Dreher was named on Newsweek's List of America's Best High Schools.
The list is based on six components:
- graduation rate (25 percent),
- college acceptance rate (25 percent),
- AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent),
- average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent),
- average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and
- percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).
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.