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.

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
Our mission, in Spartanburg School District Three, is to provide experiences and teach world class skills and values which empower all children to achieve their fullest potential.

Purpose
Every Student Future Ready:  Prepared for college, career and personal success.

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.
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