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 six 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.

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.

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):    313,888
District Population:     15,488
Median Age of County Population:     38.3 Years
Percent of district adults with less than a 12th grade education:  18.7%
Percent of county adults with less than a 12th grade education:  12.9%
Per capita income (county):     $26,441
Percent of district families living below poverty level:  19.2%
Percent of county families living below poverty level:   10.1%

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 work force or other activities:  36.6%
Average daily school attendance rate:   94.35%
Dropout rate:  2.6%
Percentage of white students:   80%
Percentage of nonwhite students:   20%
Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced meals:  71%

Four Year Kindergarten: 116
Five Year Kindergarten: 164
First Grade: 194
Second Grade: 183
Third Grade: 191
Fourth Grade: 180
Fifth Grade: 257
Sixth Grade: 213
Seventh Grade: 214
Eighth Grade: 223
Ninth Grade: 222
Tenth Grade: 205
Eleventh Grade: 200
Twelfth Grade: 203
Four-Year Kindergarten - Twelfth Grade Enrollment: 2,763

Percent of staff with higher education degrees (above bachelor's):  55.1%
Pupil/Teacher ratio:     21.8 : 1

2016-2017 school district general fund expenditures:     $29,408,586
2016-2017 average teacher salary:     $51,726.00

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