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.

Ashley Stone's Work is Best in Show at State Fair

Junior art student Ashley Stone was awarded "Best in Show" among high school students at this year's State Fair.

To see her award-winning entry,

Foreign Film Night is November 7 at 6 PM

The Cultural Awareness Club is sponsoring a Foreign Film Night on Friday, November 7 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  The theme of the evening is South America.  Don't be square.  Be culturally aware!

For a great poster advertising the evening,

Buy Dreher Gear online through November 9

Your order online will arrive prior to Christmas break.  The promo code is bluede8K6.

Dreher's 2014 Homecoming Queen and Princesses:

For photos of our Homecoming Court,

Alumni Participate in Homecoming Parade

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Dreher High School, Dreher alumni were encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 23.

For photos of some True Blue Devils,


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. 

Club and Team Fundraisers and Community Service Drives

Dreher Collects for Harvest Hope Food Bank through October 31

Once again the Key Club and the Honor Society team up to encourage Dreher to donate to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Items will be accepted through Friday, October 31. 

To see a list of most needed items to feed our hungry neighbors,

Honors and Awards

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.

Connect with Dreher

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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

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 31
Lifetouch Photographers do make-up photos for 9th, 10th, 11th
See Ms. McKee
Wesleyan University visits campus
12:30 PM

Varsity Football v. Flora at Memorial
7:30 PM
Saturday, November 1
Lower State Cross Country Championships at Sandhills
9:00 AM

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day
no school
Wednesday, November 5
Balfour returns for graduation orders

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.

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.