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Teaching Schools in South Carolina Districts

South Carolina has more than 74 school districts, from Dorchester county County's to Marion county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in South Carolina. Don't miss our report on South Carolina Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Dorchester 04 Dorchester 04 Dorchester 2,231 171 $29,249,000
Abbeville 60 Abbeville 60 Abbeville 3,056 217 $28,711,000
Aiken 01 Aiken 01 Aiken 24,798 1502 $203,321,000
Allendale 01 Allendale 01 Allendale 1,265 85 $18,953,000
Anderson 01 Anderson 01 Anderson 9,746 533 $71,826,000
Anderson 02 Anderson 02 Anderson 3,832 220 $32,413,000
Anderson 03 Anderson 03 Anderson 2,636 172 $23,541,000
Anderson 04 Anderson 04 Anderson 2,886 191 $30,097,000
Anderson 05 Anderson 05 Anderson 12,995 845 $123,504,000
Bamberg 01 Bamberg 01 Bamberg 1,426 98 $15,621,000
Barnwell 45 Barnwell 45 Barnwell 2,271 145 $22,774,000
Beaufort 01 Beaufort 01 Beaufort 21,703 1535 $223,668,000
Berkeley 01 Berkeley 01 Berkeley 33,296 2033 $275,487,000
Calhoun 01 Calhoun 01 Calhoun 1,798 119 $18,787,000
Charleston 01 Charleston 01 Charleston 48,084 3469 $507,057,000
Cherokee 01 Cherokee 01 Cherokee 9,019 613 $83,350,000
Chester 01 Chester 01 Chester 5,201 367 $52,870,000
Chesterfield 01 Chesterfield 01 Chesterfield 7,289 477 $69,222,000
Clarendon 02 Clarendon 02 Clarendon 3,007 163 $25,734,000
Clarendon 03 Clarendon 03 Clarendon 1,236 71 $10,256,000
Colleton 01 Colleton 01 Colleton 5,834 365 $55,905,000
Darlington 01 Darlington 01 Darlington 10,323 642 $97,818,000
Dillon 04Dillon 04 Dillon 4,253 239 $34,964,000
Dillon 03 Dillon 03 Dillon 1,671 93 $12,101,000
Dorchester 02 Dorchester 02 Dorchester 25,643 1484 $196,888,000
Edgefield 01 Edgefield 01 Edgefield 3,468 247 $35,913,000
Fairfield 01 Fairfield 01 Fairfield 2,895 250 $41,959,000
Florence 01 Florence 01 Florence 16,414 1101 $153,709,000
Florence 02 Florence 02 Florence 1,170 75 $9,693,000
Florence 03 Florence 03 Florence 3,710 267 $35,830,000
Florence 05 Florence 05 Florence 1,358 87 $12,844,000
Georgetown 01 Georgetown 01 Georgetown 9,692 664 $101,127,000
Greenville 01 Greenville 01 Greenville 76,313 4593 $622,868,000
Greenwood 50 Greenwood 50 Greenwood 9,109 557 $78,051,000
Greenwood 52 Greenwood 52 Greenwood 1,661 107 $15,269,000
Hampton 01 Hampton 01 Hampton 2,397 163 $25,284,000
Horry 01 Horry 01 Horry 43,187 2675 $418,148,000
Jasper 01 Jasper 01 Jasper 2,837 181 $32,114,000
Kershaw 01 Kershaw 01 Kershaw 10,630 669 $93,400,000
Lancaster 01 Lancaster 01 Lancaster 12,626 769 $104,507,000
Laurens 55 Laurens 55 Laurens 6,030 374 $54,780,000
Laurens 56 Laurens 56 Laurens 3,110 188 $30,263,000
Lee 01 Lee 01 Lee 2,138 151 $22,262,000
Lexington 01 Lexington 01 Lexington 25,112 1723 $248,456,000
Lexington 02 Lexington 02 Lexington 8,887 621 $87,637,000
Lexington 03 Lexington 03 Lexington 2,040 136 $22,849,000
Lexington 04 Lexington 04 Lexington 3,469 201 $31,341,000
Lexington 05 Lexington 05 Richland 16,929 1197 $192,367,000
Marlboro 01 Marlboro 01 Marlboro 4,118 278 $40,154,000
Newberry 01 Newberry 01 Newberry 6,141 434 $61,560,000
Oconee 01 Oconee 01 Oconee 10,476 765 $111,370,000
Orangeburg 03 Orangeburg 03 Orangeburg 2,980 209 $35,833,000
Orangeburg 04 Orangeburg 04 Orangeburg 3,820 243 $38,301,000
Orangeburg 05 Orangeburg 05 Orangeburg 6,610 401 $83,064,000
Pickens 01 Pickens 01 Pickens 16,547 983 $131,351,000
Richland 01 Richland 01 Richland 24,371 1886 $322,581,000
Richland 02 Richland 02 Richland 27,523 1867 $286,563,000
Saluda 01 Saluda 01 Saluda 2,218 147 $20,852,000
Spartanburg 01 Spartanburg 01 Spartanburg 5,106 352 $47,248,000
Spartanburg 02 Spartanburg 02 Spartanburg 10,030 617 $82,512,000
Spartanburg 03 Spartanburg 03 Spartanburg 2,909 203 $31,563,000
Spartanburg 04 Spartanburg 04 Spartanburg 2,827 159 $24,142,000
Spartanburg 05 Spartanburg 05 Spartanburg 8,165 542 $71,871,000
Spartanburg 06 Spartanburg 06 Spartanburg 11,164 684 $102,879,000
Spartanburg 07 Spartanburg 07 Spartanburg 7,069 558 $94,189,000
Union 01 Union 01 Union 4,093 268 $35,724,000
Williamsburg 01 Williamsburg 01 Williamsburg 4,301 266 $48,375,000
York 01 York 01 York 5,163 337 $48,583,000
York 02 York 02 York 7,379 514 $77,365,000
York 03 York 03 York 17,946 1134 $167,819,000
York 04 York 04 York 13,080 853 $98,216,000
Sc Public Charter School District Sc Public Charter School District Richland 18,493 899 $95,593,000
Sumter 01Sumter 01 Sumter 17,191 1072 $146,989,000
Marion 10Marion 10 Marion 4,995 333 $49,113,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp