Message from the Superintendent

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As you look through this site, you will see many reasons for our pride and excitement about what the future holds. First and foremost is this year’s launch of Seven Ignites a bold, comprehensive restructuring/ transformation initiative that has positioned the district for future growth and innovation. Seven Ignites places a personal mobile learning device in the hands of every student in grades 3-12. Classrooms have been transformed into multimedia centers brimming with excitement, rigor, creativity and engagement; and our students, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders continue to embrace this change. While we are in the very infant stages of this blended model of teaching and learning, we are already seeing the benefits of this new approach.
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Three Schools Earn Palmetto Gold, Silver Awards

Three Schools Earn Palmetto Gold, Silver Awards
The State Department of Education and the South Carolina’s Education Oversight Committee have announced three schools are the recipient of a state Palmetto Gold or Silver Award for the 2013-14 school year. The Palmetto Awards program honors schools for attaining high levels of performance and high rates of growth. The Cleveland Academy of Leadership, a first-time winner, received Palmetto Silver, and McCracken Middle and Pine Street schools were awarded Palmetto Gold.
We are very proud of the way all our schools have sustained academic progress over this school year. It is a glowing testament to the hard work of students and also to the determination and creativity of our teachers, school and district leaders, staff and community and business partners.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver awards program was created under the 1998 Education Accountability Act. The award criteria were developed by the EOC, and are based on the absolute and improvement ratings assigned to each school on the 2013 report cards, which were released in November. Awards are given to schools that dramatically improved student academic achievement between 2012 and 2013.

Terrific Kids Announced

Terrific Kids Announced
Students representing elementary schools from across Spartanburg County were recognized for their good character and citizenship Thursday morning at the Kiwanis Club’s 25th annual Terrific Kid of the Year luncheon. The honorees from Spartanburg School Dist
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Washington Post’s List

Washington Post’s List
Spartanburg High School has been named by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools in the nation. Spartanburg High School was one of 19 in the state to make the Post’s annual list, which ranks schools by the ratio of college-level tests administered to the number of graduates.
In 2013, Spartanburg High School offered 25 Advanced Placement courses, 595 tests were administered, and 80.3% of students passed all AP tests earning them college credit. This was also the second year the district’s AP program was offered to 9th graders at the Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy. The school’s four-year graduation rate was 81 percent and the graduating class garnered over $18.3 million dollars in scholarship.
We celebrate this success and congratulate everyone in the SHS school community whose hard work makes these impressive results possible. SHS’s consistent focus on college and career preparation represents a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of teachers, students, parents, and our community.
Read More for a listing of high schools in SC who made the list.
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Report to the Community

Report to the Community
In our annual community report you will find easily accessible information about our community, our schools, student achievement, revenues and expenditures, as well as our calendar.
Please Read More to download Just the Facts to your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.
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Junior Scholars

Fifty five (55) District 7 students representing E.P. Todd School and Carver and McCracken Middle schools were honored during the Spartanburg County Junior Scholars Awards Ceremony at Converse College on February 27, 2014. These students were named South Carolina Junior Scholars for receiving high scores on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT). The honorees are: Johnathan Allen, Zane Austill, Sophia Barry, Logan Black, Alexia Bogier, Paige Bridgeman, Erika Ceja, John Chapman, Clavis Chisem-Stevens, Emma Cont, Mary Cribb, Layton Davis, DeHaven Dickerson, Cecelia Dominick, Alyssa Dowling, Shannon Dowling, Ethan Durham, Abby Ericson, Matthew Evans, Louise Franke, Walker Gillespie, D’Asia Gist, Noah Goodwin, Mary Margaret Greene, William Harper, Hayes High, Cora Hoover, Lauren Howard, Alaina Hrysikos, Samuel Jameson, Cayce Johnson, Thaddeus Jones, Caroline Layne, Ryan LeBoeuf, Seth Mathis, Jonas McAninch, Soline McGee, Aries Melendez, Nan Miles, De’Andre Moultrie, Esten Neighbors, Thomas Nowatka, McKayley Owens, Emilie Parsons, Georgia Price, Thompson Rudolph, Patricia Ryan, Tucker Shelton, James Stevens, Savannah Stinson, Ameera Surka, Benjamin Taylor, Ashley Wade, Jack Warren, and Olivia Wolfe.
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Calendar

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

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