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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Sumter School District is a public school district located in Sumter, SC. It has 17,136 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
1345 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Telephone
(803) 469-6900

Sumter School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1040
351 responses
Average ACT
20
311 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,136
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,234
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$153,461,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,100/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$38,562
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,000
National
$184,700

Sumter School District Reviews

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My experience at Sumter 01 has been very changing in my life because not only it made me a different person but it also made me a better person on the inside. Allowing different students from different backgrounds come into one school teaches you a lot about being grateful at times while other times it’s more so like, you should give more back. The teachers are honest about your future and they understand that you have to earn the grade you get. The Administration keeps everything in tact so students aren’t a distraction to other students that wants to learn. The clubs allow you have groups that you can call family because the bond will become tight. The facility is great!
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My experience with the Sumter School District has been a great one. My high school experience has been the best. My teachers have been available throughout my entire journey to ensure that I have a successful high school career. From being available before and after school if needed, to participating in fund raising and sports events, you couldnt ask for better faculty. The district provides school resource officers who have prided themselves in being familiar with both the students and the teachers. They have become not only our mentors but our friends as well. As students, we are able to address not only school related issues, but our personal ones as well. There is an open door policy for both parents and students so we can stay aware of events, academic progress, and the ability to relay and voice concerns. The administrators know us by name and make us feel at home although we are at school. They are firm but fair.
I’ve been a part of the Sumter School District for my entire school career. I’ve had a good experience there, for the most part, there are the occasional bumps in the road though. I’ve taken honors, AP, and IB classes over the past 4 years of high school, and it has honestly been the most rewarding aspect. I’ve also played soccer for the JV and Varsity teams from 7th to 12th grade. Sumter School District has provided me with many great academic, athletic, and community service opportunities that I may not have gotten anywhere else.