Greenwood School District 50 is the largest of three school districts in Greenwood County. District 50 serves 9,145 students at 16 sites: 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, an early childhood center, a technology center, and one alternative center.
Of District 50’s total student population, 43% are Black, 40% are White, 13% are Hispanic, 1% is Asian, and 3% are Other. According to the 2017 District Report Card, District 50's poverty index is 70.5%. District 50 has a student attendance rate of 94.8% and a retention rate of 1.1%. 15.8% of the district’s students are eligible for gifted and talented programs, while 26.5% are enrolled in AP/IB programs.
The district is the second largest employer in the county with 1,211 employees working in certified and classified positions. 81.1% of the teachers in the district are continuing contract teachers and 58.0% have advanced degrees. The teacher attendance rate is 94.6% and the average teacher salary is $48,439. High quality teachers are remaining in District 50 as evidenced by our 88.3% Teacher Retention Rate. There is diversity in the district's teacher and administrator workforce. 64% of school and district administrators are females, with 37 females currently holding administrator roles in the district. Currently, 72% of the administrators in the district have previously taught, attended school, or are natives of Greenwood.
District 50 places a strong emphasis on providing first-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology to all students and staff. The district's transition into the digital age was highlighted by the successful roll-out of Google Chromebooks to our students in grades 3rd-12th. District 50 has equipped K5-2nd grade students with iPad carts which teachers can use for lessons or class projects.
Currently the district has deployed over 15,300 technology devices to students and teachers over the last several years. These devices include: 3,000 Chromebooks for grades 3rd-5th, 5,000 Chromebooks for grades 9th-12th, and 4,500 Windows computers which include desktops and laptops.
The district is governed by an elected nine-member Board of Trustees. Board seats are filled during single member district elections in November. For additional information about our Board of Trustees, click the "Board of Trustees" link above.