Dorchester School District Two's high-quality education and our community's appealing quality of life has attracted thousands of new families to the area, especially in pockets around the district.
In preparation for continued growth and to ensure each student continues to receive an exceptional education, we will engage our students, families, and staff as we consider updating school attendance boundaries for elementary, middle, and high school.
New growth and housing developments in Ashley River area of Dorchester County now require the Board and Administration to consider setting new attendance zones to relieve overcrowding at Beech Hill Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, and William Reeves Elementary.
Additionally, East Edisto Middle School, Ashley Ridge High School, and Summerville High School are nearing capacity. The overcrowding at these locations just happens to coincide with a lower enrollment in other portions of Dorchester School District Two.
The Board will utilize four options to relieve overcapacity issues.
They are prioritized based on both the cost and time required to complete.
Possible options include:
- Rezoning (6 months)
- Learning Cottages (6-9 months)
- Facility Additions (12-18 months)
- New School Construction (36-48 months)
These homes are being built in about 120 days, and they’re being occupied by families that have school-age children."
- Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins (Live 5)
We’ve got new tools that we are going to be able to utilize to make it easier for DD2 to be able to determine how many more students are going to be coming into the area.”
- Dorchester County Council Chairman Todd Friddle (Live 5)