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 seven schools.

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 8 a.m. to 3:06 p.m.

  • High school hours of operation are 7:55 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:     23
Route mileage driven each year:     361,800
Number of meals served to students:      534,644
            (information reported is from the previous year)

County Population (estimated):    286,822
District Population:     18,500
Median Age of County Population:     40.8 Years
Percent of district adults with less than a 12th grade education:  42.5%
Percent of county adults with less than a 12th grade education:  26.9%
Per capita income (county):     $22,275
Percent of district families living below poverty level:  14%
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:   15.4%
Percent of high school graduates entering junior/senior colleges or technical/trade schools:   63.4%
Percent of high school graduates entering work force or other activities:  36.6%
Average daily school attendance rate:   95.1%
Dropout rate:  2.3%
Percentage of white students:   80%
Percentage of nonwhite students:   20%
Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced meals:  66.3%

Four Year Kindergarten: 121
Five Year Kindergarten: 184
First Grade: 210
Second Grade: 184
Third Grade: 253
Fourth Grade: 206
Fifth Grade: 210
Sixth Grade: 230
Seventh Grade: 187
Eighth Grade: 222
Ninth Grade: 270
Tenth Grade: 229
Eleventh Grade: 197
Twelfth Grade: 212
Four-Year Kindergarten - Twelfth Grade Enrollment: 2,916

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:     $27,746,539
2016-2017 average teacher salary:     $49,663.00

Total square footage of school buildings/structures:     707,181
Total number of acres of school property:     205
Number of general classrooms:     272


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