Our Mission, Vision and Values

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“To Inspire and Equip.” During the 2016-2017 academic year you’ll hear those words time and again throughout the District. With a new Mission, Vision and Values statement in hand, we’re excited about advancing our goal to be the District of choice in Spartanburg and we are committed in our focus to inspire and equip our students for meaningful lives of leadership and service as world citizens.
This is a unique time in the history of our District. We are leading on a number of fronts and poised for ongoing growth. From our nationally recognized 1:1 technology initiative called Seven Ignites to the increasingly strong outcomes of our graduating seniors – the cumulative effect of all that we do shines in the countless success stories of our children, the impressive contributions of our teachers and staff and the continued support of a community that has long prized excellence in education. With a momentous year ahead, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye on the District 7 website for timely news and information.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking Ceremony
On the count of “Ready, Set, Shovel,” members of the District 7 Board broke ground on October 28, for a brand new elementary school. In a ceremony that included D7 officials, local business partners and several students who will be among the first to attend the new school, the groundbreaking celebration was cited as a tribute to the power of partnership and progress. The new school will replace Houston and Chapman Elementary Schools and is scheduled to open in fall 2018. Read More for Pictures
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SAT composite results above the national average

SAT composite results above the national average
The College Board reported Spartanburg High School posted an average SAT score of 1505, a 26-point rise above last year’s totals and 21 points above the national public/private school average and 47 points above the state’s. Moreover, only five school districts out of the 83 in the state posted a higher SAT average than that of District 7’s.
The District’s average passage rate on Advanced Placement tests increased to 79%, which was well above the state and national passage rate. The district gave 649 exams in 24 subject areas, which represented the largest number of AP test administered in school history. A school record 115 students also earned the College Bound AP Scholar Award in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.
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Teachers of the Year Awards

LaTyphani Littlejohn (Typhani), first grade teacher from The Cleveland Academy of Leadership, has been selected as the 2016-17 Spartanburg School District 7 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Littlejohn finds no greater pleasure than of a servant leader. “Teaching is beyond a career for me. Teaching is a major part of my purpose and my life’s work!” With only 8 years so far in the classroom and the distinction this year of being voted Cleveland’s Teacher of the Year AND District 7’s Teacher of the Year, Littlejohn has proven herself a well respected, effective educator who goes above and beyond to satisfy the needs of her students. She stands out, with her calm disposition and compassionate nature, as a team player who understands the common goal of improving student achievement. In her warm, welcoming classroom Ms. Littlejohn approaches each topic with excitement while also incorporating interactive technology in her lessons to make connections. She says giving her students a purpose for learning is paramount and that it’s her job to help them find success.
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District Receives Prestigious Diversity Award

District Receives Prestigious Diversity Award
Spartanburg School District Seven was recognized as the 2016 Organization of the Year for Diversity and Inclusion by the Minority Economic Development Institute (MED) during the10th anniversary celebration ceremony that took place Thursday September 15, 2016 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. Ten years ago, the Minority Economic Development Institute, Inc., launched a vision and mission to improve the growth and development of minority-owned businesses throughout the Upstate. Mr. Maxwell Allen, Chief of Staff Office of the President, Clemson University, headlined Thursday nights’ Achievement Award Ceremony.
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Calendar

Calendar Codes: JBE-Jesse Boyd | WHC-Chapman | CAL-Cleveland| | HES-Houston | PIN-Pine Street
TOD-E.P. Todd | MHW-Mary H. Wright | CMS-Carver Middle School
MMS-McCracken Middle School | SHS-Spartanburg High
ELC – Early Learning Center | MTS-McCarthy/Teszler School

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