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Encyclopedia > Greenville County School District

Size – 58th largest in the nation (65,287 students and growing!)


Square Miles – 800+


Service Area – Most of Greenville County and Parts of Spartanburg and Laurens Counties Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...


12 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


17 Palmetto's Finest Schools (State’s Top Schools)


33 Red Carpet Schools (Customer Friendly Award)


27 PTA National Schools of Excellence


18 Baldrige Model Schools


Schools


Elementary - 48


Middle - 17


High - 14


Career / Technology - 4


Child Development - 5


Special Centers - 7


Fine Arts Center


Greenville County Gifted Center


Roper Mountain Science Center


Teen Parent


West Greenville School


Washington Center


Lifelong Learning (Adult Education)


Magnet Academies (Select Schools) – 12 (Included in School Total)


About 12% of students attend school on ”choice.”


Student / Teacher / Employee Numbers


Students


Student Population (15th Day Report)


Enrollment – 65,287


Early Childhood Development (4-year-olds) - 1,305


Elementary (K-5) - 29,973


Middle (6-8) – 15,099


High (9-12) - 18,910


Growth Since Last Year - 1,323


Growth Over 10 Years – 9,409 (16.8%)


Attendance Rate – 97.5%


Dropout Rate – 2.6%


Graduates (2004-2005)


Graduates 3,144


Graduates Pursuing Higher Education 86.3%


Scholarship Total $66.5 Million



Employees (2005-06)


Total Employees – 8,004


Teachers - 4,589


Administration - School Level - 171


Support Staff - School Level - 2,313


Bus Drivers - 310


Administration - District Level - 43


Support Staff - District Level – 578



Teachers


Number 4,589


Attendance Rate 95%


Master's Degree or Higher 57%


Average Years of Experience 12.9 years


National Board Certified Teachers 322 (More than 33 states)


Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards 6


Beginning Teacher Salary $29,608 (First year teacher with bachelor's degree)


Average Teacher Salary $43,766


Allocation of Teachers to Schools


Teacher Per Student State Max Class Size


Kindergarten – 1:25 30


Grades 1-3 – 1:21.75 30


Grades 4-5 – 1:25.25 30


Grades 6-8 – 1:25 35


Grades 9-12 – 1:22.75 35



NOTE: Maximum class size as set by the State Dept. of Education.


 
 

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