Posted in: Kids Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2015

Living in the Greenville County School District

When you are looking for apartments in the Greenville County School District, the largest district in the state of South Carolina, you want to find apartments near some of the district's top schools. Fortunately, the district's 83 schools are known for being among the best in the state, with several of them taking home top awards year after year, such as the National Blue Ribbon award.

Taylors Elementary School

Taylors Elementary School is home to around 740 students in Grades K-5. The mission of the school is to create a caring and stimulating educational environment, in which students can learn and can ultimately reach their full potential. Students at the school have performed well on recent state assessment tests in math, writing, science, and language arts. In 2013, more than 80 percent of student tests met or exceeded standards in language arts and English, for example. In 2014, the school had an absolute rating of "good" and a growth rating of "average," according to its annual report card summary.

Sevier Middle School

One of the middle schools in the district, serving students in Grades 6-8, is Sevier Middle School. The school is located in Taylors, SC, and was built on the site of Camp Sevier, which was a training camp for the US army during the first World War. Over the years, students at the school and the school itself have received a number of awards, including the Palmetto Silver Award in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and the 2010 Campaign Award for Excellence from United Way. In 2010, the school's principal received the Upstate Writing Project Principal of the Year award.

A relatively small school, it has a student body of just over 600 and a student-teacher ratio of 14:1. In terms of testing, students at the school performed better on average than students at schools across the state. Approximately 89 percent of students met standards in math on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standard test, for example, compared to 79 percent statewide.

Students at the school have more than academic opportunities. An emphasis is placed on community service, and during the 2013-2014 school year, students had more than 6,000 volunteer hours. Students can also participate in sports or clubs, including a robotics club and student government.

Wade Hampton High

Wade Hampton High School is one of the top performing schools in the district. It was the only high school in the district to receive an "A" grade on the Federal Accountability Rating System in 2013-14. The school also received an absolute rating of Excellent and has a graduation rate above 93 percent. Its graduating class in 2014 received more than $12,000,000 in scholarship offers. There were also three National Merit winners and seven National Merit finalists among its most recent graduating class.

Students at the school have plenty of opportunities outside of the classroom, too. There are more than 20 sports teams, as well as clubs such as drama and music.