Spartanburg 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 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.


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.


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 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%


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%


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


Percent of staff with higher education degrees (above bachelor's):  63%

Pupil to Teacher ratio: 19:1


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

2022-23 average teacher salary: $58,640


Total square footage of school buildings/structures: 823,847

Total number of acres of school property: 205

Number of general classrooms: 275