The Fort Mill School District is the fastest growing district, per capita, in South Carolina. Currently, we have 12 schools to serve almost 10,000 students. This includes seven elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools and 2 high schools. Schools are continuously being renovated or expanded to meet the needs of this growing community.
Some of the highlights regarding scholastics in Fort Mill Schools**:
- Fort Mill School District was the only school district in South Carolina to receive an excellent rating on the State Report Card for the 2009/2010 school year.
- All Fort Mill School District schools received Palmetto Gold awards recognizing outstanding student academic performance
- Standardized test scores are consistently above state averages and SAT scores exceed both state and national averages.
- The senior classes of Fort Mill and Nation Ford High Schools earned a total of $9,529,180 in scholarships in the 2009/2010 school year.
Highlights regarding extra curricular activities in Fort Mill Schools**:
- The Fort Mill High School Marching Band won the 4A State Marching Band Championship (22 time SC State Champions)
- The Nation Ford High School Marching Band won the 3A State Marching Band Championship (2 time SC State Champions)
- Two Nation Fort High School relay teams won state titles
- Two members of the Fort Mill wrestling program were recognized as State and National champions.
As the district continues to grow, more schools are in the plans. See information about planned schools at the bottom of this page.
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Lake Wylie Lutheran Preschool
Pleasant Hills Child Development Center
Ultimate Life Christian Academy
The Goddard School®
Field of Dreams Nurture and Education Center
Kids 'R' Kids
Fort Mill School District
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools
Proposed New High School#3
The District wide high school population will reach the
saturation point in the 2014 / 2015 school year, however,
due to the time associated with design and construction of
a high school, the earliest that a new facility can be brought
on line is the 2015 / 2016 school year (pending funding in
the Winter of 2011 or Spring of 2012). Although both
schools will have to deal with overcrowding, this situation
tends to be more easily handled at the secondary level. The
district has been proactive in the approach of the third high
school and land has already been acquired. The site is located
on the soon to be constructed Southern By-Pass and
is situated as frontage property.
Proposed new Middle School
The District wide Middle School enrollment will reach capacity
in the 2019 / 2020 school year, however, pressure at
Springfield Middle School will be felt much sooner and
could pose a potential problem with a "freeze" at that facility
in the 2017 / 2018 school year. It is suggested that a new
facility be planned and constructed for use beginning in
the 2019 / 2020 school year. In order to achieve this goal, a
funding source will be needed by 2016. In order to aid in
selecting an appropriate location with respect to growth
projections, it would be wise to identify and acquire a site
in the near future
Proposed Elementary School at Tega Cay
Elementary School Number 8, which is funded by the 2008, has
been designed as the new prototype elementary school and the
design will be site adapted for Elementary School Number 9. The
design for this school is two stories, is approximately 120,000
square feet and will house 1,000 students. This capacity represents
a 100 student increase from all other elementary schools,
but early statistics show that due to the location of the school, in
the Tega Cay area, this additional capacity is warranted. The facility
is scheduled to open for the 2012 / 2013 school yea ,and
pending final attendance areas, should assist with the overcrowding
at Gold Hill Elementary School, Orchard Park Elementary
School, and possibly Pleasant Knoll Elementary School.
Proposed Elementary School at Massey
The second of the new prototype elementary school design
will be constructed in the south east section of the Fort Mill
School District, specifically, in the Massy Sub-division.
Pending the completion of the Southern By-pass, this
school is scheduled to open for the 2012 / 2013 school year
and should help relieve projected overcrowding at Fort Mill
Elementary School, Sugar Creek Elementary School, and
potentially Orchard Park Elementary School. This school
will be designed for 900 students but with a core capacity
**Information obtained from the Fort Mill School District web site at http://www.fort-mill.k12.sc.us. Information is not guaranteed for accuracy and should be verified with the Fort Mill School District.