District Overview

District Overview

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.

District Three 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 Board appoints the Superintendent. 

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 3:05 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 the 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 the poverty level: 18.2%
Percent of county families living below the 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 the 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%

2022-2023 STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Four Year Kindergarten: 121
Five Year Kindergarten: 215
First Grade: 180
Second Grade: 194
Third Grade: 173
Fourth Grade: 207
Fifth Grade: 161
Sixth Grade: 226
Seventh Grade: 208
Eighth Grade: 260
Ninth Grade: 234
Tenth Grade: 203
Eleventh Grade: 195
Twelfth Grade: 187
Four-Year Kindergarten - Twelfth Grade Enrollment: 2,763

PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEMOGRAPHICS
Percent of staff with higher education degrees (above bachelor's):  63%
Pupil/Teacher ratio: 19:1

FINANCIAL DATA
2020-2021 school district general fund expenditures: $30,148,478
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