Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696

District Achievement/Accolades

District achievements at-a-glance

The Fort Mill School District was named to the 7th annual AP District Honor Roll in 2017. The AP District Honor Roll honors districts that increase AP course offerings while also maintaining or improving student performance on AP exams.

The 2017 senior classes of Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools earned a total of $30,319,348 in scholarships. 

The Finance Department of the District has received awards from both the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the Governmental Finance Officer’s Association’s (GFOA) for excellence in financial reporting for nine consecutive years. 

Gail Vawter of Springfield Middle School received the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Training sponsored by the South Carolina State Board of Education.

Fort Mill students scored higher than the national average on both the SAT and the ACT.

Eighty-five percent of AP students completed exams with a score of 3,4, or 5. 

In 2016, the Nation Ford High School Marching Band won the AAAA State Marching Band Championship.

Fort Mill High School principal Dee Christopher was named 2016 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

Nation Ford High School Band Director Martin Dickey was inducted into the South Carolina Band Directors Hall of Fame on March 15, 2015 at Furman University.

Dr. Chuck Epps was named 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the Career and Technology Education Administrators’ Division of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

Students in the Media Technology Class won three Emmy awards in 2014 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Banks Trail Middle Advanced Industrial Technology Education students Aronde Smith, Cody Thomas, Molly, Anderson and Andrew Musmacker claimed the first place prize at the national 2015 Edison Invention Challenge. 

Praise for the Fort Mill School District

Fort Mill School District named #1 district in the Charlotte Metro area.

Nation Ford High School is named #5 high school in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report.

Fort Mill is named one of the 10 Best Towns for Families: 2012, Family Circle Magazine. “The school district remains first-rate despite tripling in size over the past decade, with “Excellent” ratings from the state.” 

Charlotte metro area named among the 10 Best Places for Families to Live, citing the Fort Mill School District as the “Standout School District” in the Charlotte metro area.

Fort Mill is named the Best Place to Raise Kids in South Carolina, Bloomberg Businessweek. “Its students, the beneficiaries of an excellent school system, are also surrounded by natural beauty…” 

Included among Newsweek’s 2013 America’s Best High Schools.