Awards Accomplishments Highlights Statistics
District Seven invites the Spartanburg community to celebrate the successes of district students, teachers, and administrators, both individually and collectively. As District Seven reaches for new heights, we remain committed to the finest possible education in all areas, and our students are the reason for that commitment.
Highlights from Spartanburg School District Seven
At A Glance 2017
Spartanburg High School was the first high school in the nation, public or private, to be awarded the US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award four times. Blue Ribbon Schools serve as a beacon of exemplary achievements and contributions to ensure successful educational experiences for all children by shining a positive light on America’s best schools and programs that work.
The Advanced Placement program has the highest number - 25 - of AP courses offered in the state of South Carolina. The high school’s passage rate for Advanced Placement tests is equally strong - 79% - which is well above the state and national passage rate. Spartanburg High School had 108 students named AP Scholars. Spartanburg High School had the largest number of students recognized as AP Scholars than any other high school in the county.
*Spartanburg High School’s average SAT composite of 1505 is 21 points above the national public school average and 47 points above South Carolina’s SAT average.
The Spartanburg High School Class of 2016 continued to honor this community’s long standing commitment to the best educational opportunities for all students. The Class of 2016 students earned a record $18.9 million in merit scholarships, not including need based aid such as Pell Grants or SC Tuition Grants. Approximately 88% of the students who graduated went on to pursue some form of higher education. Each year, Spartanburg High School graduates are accepted by some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Last year’s senior class was no exception with students accepted to schools such as Davidson College, Case Western Reserve University, Bates College, Centre College, Clemson University’s Calhoun College, Furman University, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, New York University, Princeton University, Sewanee- The University of the South, Spelman College, University of South Carolina’s Honors College, Washington & Lee University, Williams College, Wake Forest University , Wofford College, and Yale University.
US News and World Report and the Washington Post list Spartanburg High School as one of the top high schools in the nation.