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Mission & Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More
 
Who We Are….
The faculty, staff, and administration of the Fairfield County School District have committed themselves to establish a culture of competence, collaboration, trust, and respect. We seek to recruit and retain highly qualified educators. We develop staff expertise in the most effective and engaging instructional practices. Teachers and principals embrace the opportunity to share ideas and strategies that yield significant academic growth. It is vitally important that we develop an atmosphere of trust among parents and the greater community. We provide an educational experience in which the best interest of students is at the forefront of every decision. Community input and participation are expected. We invite you to join in the excitement growing in 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 3,000 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/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
 
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