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Public Education in Sumter County

Sumter County's two public school districts were consolidated into one unified school district in 2011. The new Sumter School District serves more than 17,000 students, runs about 30 schools, and has a total annual budget approaching $100 million.

The Vision of Sumter School District is to develop and cultivate internationally competitive who embrace diversity, act responsibly , and contribute to the community and society.

The Mission of Sumter school District is to provide an intellectual and safe environment, which equips students to be responsible, successful, and productive citizens in a global society.

Sumter School District enrolls more than 17,000 students in grades preschool through 12 and employs over 3,000 staff members. The district includes 16 elementary schools, seven middle schools, three high schools, two alternative learning programs, and the Early Head Start program. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years programs are available at Sumter High School and Bates Middle School, respectively. All of the district’s schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the State Department of Education.

For more information, please visit the Sumter School District Web Site.

Public School District Enrollment Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Sumter School District 17,013 20.5:1
State of S.C. 694,584 20.6:1
Source: SC Dept. of Education

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