Demographics

Demographics

Spartanburg County School District Three, located in the eastern part of Spartanburg County,  is approximately three-and-a-half miles wide and 14 miles long.  The district includes an area of 71 square miles with five schools and a shared technology center.

The district is governed by a citizen Board of Trustees consisting of nine members elected at large.  They serve four-year terms on a staggered basis.  The superintendent is appointed by the board. 

Mission Statement
The mission, in Spartanburg County School District Three, is to be student-focused through positive relationships while teaching world-class skills and values.

Purpose
Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Successes.

Hours of Operation
District elementary school hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Middle school hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 3:16 p.m.

High school hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Hours of operation for the District Office are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The information below is updated on the 45th day of each school year.

SUPPORT SERVICES DEMOGRAPHICS
Number of buses serving District:     23
Number of bus routes:     19
Number of special needs bus routes:      4
Route mileage driven each year:     285,913
Number of meals served to students:      534,644

COUNTY/DISTRICT DEMOGRAPHICS
County Population (estimated): 319,785
District Population: 15,652
Median Age of County Population:     43.2 Years
Percent of district adults with less than a 12th-grade education: 18.3%
Percent of county adults with less than a 12th-grade education: 14.3%
Per capita income (county): $27,969
Percent of district families living below poverty level: 18.2%
Percent of county families living below poverty level: 12.8%

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
Percent of students (countywide) enrolled in public school: 84%
Percent of students (countywide) enrolled in private/parochial schools: 16%
Percent of District students served in gifted and talented programs: 16.1%
Percent of high school graduates entering junior/senior colleges or technical/trade schools: 53.1%
Percent of high school graduates entering workforce or other activities: 36.6%
Average daily school attendance rate: 94.35%
Dropout rate: 2.6%
Percentage of white students: 69.8%
Percentage of nonwhite students: 30.2%
Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced meals:  71%

2020-2021 STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Four Year Kindergarten: 94
Five Year Kindergarten: 165
First Grade: 162
Second Grade: 188
Third Grade: 165
Fourth Grade: 188
Fifth Grade: 173
Sixth Grade: 250
Seventh Grade: 194
Eighth Grade: 202
Ninth Grade: 225
Tenth Grade: 198
Eleventh Grade: 188
Twelfth Grade: 206
Four-Year Kindergarten - Twelfth Grade Enrollment: 2,603

PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEMOGRAPHICS
Percent of staff with higher education degrees (above bachelor's):  59.5%
Pupil/Teacher ratio: 18:1

FINANCIAL DATA
2019-2020 school district general fund expenditures: $29,416,602
2019-2020 average teacher salary: $53,181

FACILITIES DATA
Total square footage of school buildings/structures: 823,847
Total number of acres of school property: 205
Number of general classrooms: 275


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