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FMSD Fact Sheet

First page of the PDF file: Updated-2023FMSDFactsSheet

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By the Numbers

Student Enrollment

  • 1998–1999: 4845
  • 2002–2003: 5929
  • 2012–2013: 11026
  • 2022–2023: 18205

School Sites:

  • Elementary Schools: Doby’s Bridge, Orchard Park, Springfield, Fort Mill, Pleasant Knoll, Sugar Creek, Gold Hill, River Trail, Tega Cay, Kings Town, Riverview
  • Middle Schools: Banks Trail, Fort Mill, Forest Creek, Gold Hill, Pleasant Knoll, Springfield
  • High Schools: Catawba Ridge, Fort Mill, Nation Ford

Fort Mill Leads the Way

  • ACT Scores:
    • FMSD: 23.4
    • State: 18.4
    • Nation: 19.5
  • SAT Scores:
    • FMSD: 1077
    • State: 1020
    • Nation: 1010
  • AP Exams:
    • % of students who scored 3–5: 86.7% (FMSD), 65.9% (State), 62% (Nation)

Recognitions and Achievements

  • 2023 Mandy DeMeio, Literacy Specialist at Riverview Elementary, named S.C. Teacher of the Year Finalist.
  • 2023 Fort Mill School district ranked as best in the state in the Niche 2023 rankings.
  • 2023 Tenely Middleton was selected as SCASL's Midlands Area School Librarian of the Year.
  • 2023 Fort Mill School District recognized as the 8th best employer in South Carolina.
  • 2023 Gold Hill Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School.

Graduation Rates and Employment

  • Four Year Cohort Graduation Rates (2021):
    • FMSD: 95%
    • State: 83.3%
    • Nation: 85.3%
  • General Fund Operating Budget (2023–2024):
    • Total: $217,839,435
    • 89% dedicated to teacher and support staff salaries and benefits
  • Funding Sources:
    • Local Taxes: 41.8%
    • New State Education Funding: 43.7%
    • Other State Funds: 2.8%
    • Act 388 Reimbursement: 9.8%
    • Other: 1.9%
  • Employment:
    • Total Employees: 2448
      • Teachers: 1431
      • Administrators: 123
      • Support Staff: 721
      • Other Professional Staff: 173

Interesting Facts

  • The district covers approximately 52 sq. miles.
  • FMSD is the fastest growing school district per capita in South Carolina.
  • In 2021, 82.8% of FMSD graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year college or technical college.
  • Total Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2023: $44,113,832.00
  • During the 2018–2019 School Year:
    • Number of Miles FMSD School Buses Traveled: 7150 per day / 1,287,000 per year
    • Number of Meals Served: 8115 per day / 1,444,451 per year