This is an exciting time in Greenwood School District 50! We have consistently made a positive impact in helping all students develop world class skills to prepare them for the future. Our success this school year can be attributed to our faculty and staff providing high quality educational services on a daily basis.
Thank You Teachers! Our teachers tireless efforts were phenomenal! Over the last 20 years, our district has faced the challenges of changing demographics, an increase in poverty, and budget concerns. I commend all of our employees for remaining Shining Stars and Making the Right Call for all students
Thanks to our teachers, our district is off to a great start this school year. District 50 is home to the #1 Aerospace Engineering program in the country, 5 National Merit Semifinalists, and a future Greenwood 50 Performing Arts Center. We are also proud of 19 SC Ready and SCPASS Maximum Scorers who were recently recognized at a Board meeting. These outstanding student achievements are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and parents.
More than 1,000 students participate in our challenging and diverse choice programs which include: Arts, Communication, and Theatre School (ACTS), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics School (STEMS), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Montessori, Greenwood School of Inquiry (GSI), and the Academic Arts Academy (A3). The Class of 2018 amassed more than $9.1 million in scholarships! Students graduating in 2018 committed to attend 43 universities and 4-year colleges and 8 two year colleges. These universities and colleges include: Lander University, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, The Citadel, Piedmont Tech, and Greenville Technical College.While we are extremely proud of our accomplishments, we will continue to give our best effort and advance our mission to meet the needs of our students. With your ongoing support, we will make a difference in the lives of all of our students as we strive to produce college and career ready graduates for the future… And Then Some!
Dr. Darrell Johnson
Greenwood School District 50