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Mission & Vision

Kids from the schools in the district.
Together, we will provide Every Student Every Chance for a successful future.
Who We Are….
The Fairfield County School District is committed to continuous improvement and ensuring each student has the support they need to reach their full potential. Our vision is to provide every student with a rigorous, student-centered, and engaging educational experience. In addition to ensuring that students are proficient in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, we make a commitment to giving each student the opportunity to develop his/her talents in the areas of Arts and Athletics. We understand that this comprehensive experience contributes to maximizing the personal and academic potential of each of our students. We invite you to join us in the exciting educational experience offered by the Fairfield County School District.

Fairfield County School District is an exciting place for students to learn. The district provides a 1:16 student-teacher ratio and a wide variety of academic offerings to promote student achievement. The district leads approximately 2,400 students; large enough to offer progressive programs yet small enough to allow teachers the chance to cultivate a personal and active interest in each student.

Where We Are ….
Fairfield County is located twenty-five minutes north of Columbia, SC (the state’s capital) and fifty minutes south of Charlotte, NC; 2 hours east to the coast and 2 hours west to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The population of Fairfield is slightly over 23,000 residents. Fairfield comprises four main towns: Winnsboro, Ridgeway, Blair, and Jenkinsville.

Fairfield County has many historic attractions to include, but not limited to: The South Carolina Railroad Museum, Winnsboro Town Clock, and the Fairfield County Courthouse. Fairfield is known as an aquatic paradise, waters around the county with Broad River and Lake Monticello on the western border and Lake Wateree on the eastern border. Many residents and employees enjoy visiting the beautiful lakes, museums, recreation facilities, antique and craft shops, festivals, plays, and more. Fairfield County School District is a wonderful place to work. The small community offers a warm, caring, and supportive environment. Teachers and administrators are committed to involving all stakeholders in the education of each student.

Our Schools ....
Fairfield Central High School
Fairfield Elementary School
Fairfield Magnet School for Math & Science 
Fairfield Middle School
Geiger Elementary
Kelly Miller Elementary
McCrorey-Liston School of Technology
Fairfield Career and Technology Center
Gordon Odyssey Academy/Virtual Academy/Alternative Education Center

Our Successes ….
• K-4 Early Intervention Program
• Student Uniform Dress Code (CD-6)
• Palmetto’s Finest Award Winner
• Palmetto Gold Award Schools
• Palmetto Silver Award Schools
• National Beta Club Schools of Distinction
• STEM Early College Academy (Associate’s Degree earned with High School Diploma)
• Dual Credit & Advanced Placement
• Robotics Teams 
• District Mentoring Programs
• Project Lead the Way (PLTW– Middle Grades and Biomedical Science)
• 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative
• Competitive Teacher Salaries
• National Board Supplement
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Professional Development Courses