District 7 Schools

Early Learning Center

Wanda Owens-Jackson, Director

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Student Enrollment - 281

Meeting the highest standards for our youngest learners, The Early Learning Center at Park Hills is a NAEYC accredited school for children ages, birth to four years old. NAEYC, which stands for that National Association of Education for Young Children, is the gold standard in accreditation and fully reflects the District’s commitment to early childhood development. The program at the Early Learning Center is designed to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development by offering comprehensive services including; parent education, adult education, home visits, medical care, and social services. A wellness center through ReGenesis Health Care is offered at the Early Learning Center. Services include family medicine, pediatrics, immunizations, community-based health education, dental screenings, exams and mental health referrals.
Address: 301 Crescent Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.594.4465     |     Website: parkhills.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Meeting Street Academy

Raine Hackler, Principal

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Located in the heart of the city, Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg (MSAS) provides high quality early childhood and elementary education to students from 3K to 5th grade. With two certified teachers in each classroom, Meeting Street emphasizes, in equal parts, strong academic performance and character development to create intelligent, compassionate, and resilient citizens of our community. In addition to high-curricular standards, students adhere to a code of conduct, shaped through the “Responsive Classroom” philosophy focusing on the nourishment of inner self-esteem, accountability and motivation. Students are encouraged to embrace 9 essential Path to Success traits: self-control, curiosity, citizenship, gratitude, optimism, integrity, empathy and grit. Collectively, these traits help prepare our children for college and career. By establishing strong partnerships with parents and families, MSAS ensures that students are surrounded by opportunities to learn and create with high standards and even higher expectations.
Address: 201 E. Broad St., Suite 110, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.253.1800     |     Website: www.meetingstreetschools.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Jesse Boyd Elementary

Meredith Rose, Principal

Student Enrollment - 438

Jesse Boyd is an International Baccalaureate (IB) School authorized to offer the Primary Years Program (PYP), which combines global significance, a concept driven curriculum, and guided inquiry instruction. IB schools prepare students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. Through the IB Learner Profile and the PYP Attitudes, Jesse Boyd focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.
Address: 1505 Fernwood Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.594.4430     |     Website: boyd.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Chapman Elementary

Eric Mathison, Principal

Student Enrollment - 377

Chapman Elementary is a Technology Infused Leader in Me School. The staff and students are learning, modeling and living the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. District 7 believes it is imperative that our students learn what it means to be a leader through self-discipline, self-reliance, and self-confidence. Chapman Elementary continues to ignite the curiosity of the technology-minded student through increased use of instructional technology for all students and staff. The infusion of technology and The Leader in Me into a balanced curriculum enriches the academic program and provides a vibrant learning environment designed to allow students to become effective problem solvers, communicators and leaders.
Address: 230 Bryant Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303     |     Phone: 864.594.4440     |     Website: chapman.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

E. P. Todd School

Charlene Doctor, Principal

Student Enrollment - 910

E.P. Todd School has fully implemented a K3-8 grade configuration model, and is the District’s first and only K3-8 school. E.P. Todd is also home to the county’s first public Montessori program for pre-K to grade 5 students. Montessori classes are an option for parents seeking an alternative early education choice for their children. The Montessori method focuses on the unique needs of each child, incorporating four basic objectives: coordination, concentration, order, and independence. E.P. Todd also offers the traditional elementary school configuration. The District believes these opportunities offer parents the choice to completely customize their child’s educational experience.
Address: 150 Old Canaan Road, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.594.4475     |     Website: todd.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Cleveland Academy of Leadership

Fred Logan, Principal

Student Enrollment - 417

The Cleveland Academy operates on an extended calendar, beginning five weeks before other schools in the District. The heart of the school’s curriculum is based on the Leader in Me model, which weaves the concepts outlined in the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into every aspect of teaching and learning. Students and their families are immersed in these habits on a daily basis, instilling leadership skills both in school and at home. The Cleveland school uniform is a point of pride for our students and further advances the culture of leadership and community. Of the 2,000 schools around the world using the Leader in Me model, Cleveland was recently named a “Lighthouse School,” a distinction awarded to fewer than 150 Leader in Me schools in the nation. The neighborhood surrounding Cleveland has recently become the focus of an exciting revitalization initiative in Spartanburg, making Cleveland a new gateway to rich educational opportunities.
Address: 151 Franklin Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303     |     Phone: 864.594.4444     |     Website: cleveland.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Houston Elementary

Mark Hendry, Principal

Student Enrollment - 332

Houston Elementary integrates creativity with a strong academic program to empower every student with a solid foundation for lifelong success. Houston provides an innovative curriculum; including Problem Based Learning with higher order thinking skills and a focus on gifted and talented strategies for all learners. Houston is one of 52 schools across the state to implement the new South Carolina Farm to School program in their curriculum. The program encourages children to eat healthier, locally grown foods and provides lesson plans that teach students about the importance of proper nutrition and the agriculture of our region. Houston also houses the District’s Odyssey program for gifted and talented students.
Address: 1475 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.594.4448     |     Website: houston.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Pine Street School

Anne Chapman Jeter, Principal

Student Enrollment - 678

Pine Street School opened its doors to students for the first time in 1929. Today, 87 years later, Pine Street is included on the National Register of Historic Places. With a rich academic and historical heritage and a dedicated focus on the arts, Pine Street offers a unique environment for elementary school students. Pine Street is proud to be a recipient of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award. This prestigious honor recognizes the creative learning environment at Pine Street and the arts-infused focus that promotes outstanding student achievement. Pine Street offers a rigorous academic curriculum enhanced by instruction in drawing and painting, graphic design, ballet, jazz, creative movement, music, steel and African drumming, dramatic interpretation, creative writing, and puppetry. Arts-infused learning fosters confidence and dedication in all students. Named an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Site, by The South Carolina Arts Commission, Pine Street is a model for other schools in the state.
Address: 500 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302     |     Phone: 864.594.4470     |     Website: pinestreet.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Mary H. Wright Elementary

Marc Zachary, Principal

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Student Enrollment - 510

Mary H. Wright Elementary focuses on improving student achievement and character education through a strong early literacy program in a technology-rich environment. iPads are part of everyday learning through the 1:1 technology initiative designed to engage students and integrate technology into project-based learning. With the recent addition of a state-of-the-art STEM station, students are encouraged to explore new and emerging technology in a gathering space that supports critical and creative thinking. Mary H. Wright is also the first school in the state to receive Common Sense School Certification, which teaches young people that safe, responsible digital citizenship is an important component of a good education. This year, Mary H. Wright has entered the candidacy phase to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) School, implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP). The PYP draws on worldwide research to create a relevant, engaging, challenging, and significant educational framework for all children.
Address: 457 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.594.4477     |     Website: marywright.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Meeting Street Academy

Raine Hackler, Principal

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Located in the heart of the city, Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg (MSAS) provides high quality early childhood and elementary education to students from 3K to 5th grade. With two certified teachers in each classroom, Meeting Street emphasizes, in equal parts, strong academic performance and character development to create intelligent, compassionate, and resilient citizens of our community. In addition to high-curricular standards, students adhere to a code of conduct, shaped through the “Responsive Classroom” philosophy focusing on the nourishment of inner self-esteem, accountability and motivation. Students are encouraged to embrace 9 essential Path to Success traits: self-control, curiosity, citizenship, gratitude, optimism, integrity, empathy and grit. Collectively, these traits help prepare our children for college and career. By establishing strong partnerships with parents and families, MSAS ensures that students are surrounded by opportunities to learn and create with high standards and even higher expectations.
Address: 201 E. Broad St., Suite 110, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.253.1800     |     Website: www.meetingstreetschools.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

E. P. Todd School

Charlene Doctor, Principal

Student Enrollment - 910

E.P. Todd School has fully implemented a K3-8 grade configuration model, and is the District’s first and only K3-8 school. E.P. Todd is also home to the county’s first public Montessori program for pre-K to grade 5 students. Montessori classes are an option for parents seeking an alternative early education choice for their children. The Montessori method focuses on the unique needs of each child, incorporating four basic objectives: coordination, concentration, order, and independence. E.P. Todd also offers the traditional elementary school configuration. The District believes these opportunities offer parents the choice to completely customize their child’s educational experience.
Address: 150 Old Canaan Road, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.594.4475     |     Website: todd.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Carver Middle School

Nicole Thompson, Principal

Student Enrollment - 511

Carver represents a long and distinguished history of excellence in education and is one of the county’s first secondary wall-to-wall STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) schools. In addition, Carver is the first AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration Site in the county – less than 2% of the 4500 plus AVID schools worldwide hold this honor. AVID is the gold standard model for creating a college going culture for middle and high school students. The program is structured to expose students to a curriculum rich in creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. In 2016, Carver was recognized by AdvancED and Learning Forward as the first Learning School in the worldwide AdvancED and Learning Forward Networks – a designation that underscores the commitment of the faculty and staff to their own professional learning. With the combination of a rigorous STEM curriculum, research-based embedded college and career strategies and a faculty who constantly strive to improve practice, Carver’s future is as rich as its past.
Address: 467 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306     |     Phone: 864.594.4435     |     Website: carver.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

McCracken Middle School

Margaret Peach, Principal

Student Enrollment - 702

In 2015, McCracken Middle School earned the prestigious designation as a National School to Watch. This honor is awarded to schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable. McCracken seeks to meet the needs of all students by providing a rigorous program of study with a focus on creating critical thinkers prepared to meet the demands of a challenging high school and college curriculum. The foundation of learning is supported by the integration of math, science, social studies, and literature through the cultivation of reading, higher-order thinking, and writing skills combined with field studies. Parent involvement is a strong cornerstone for McCracken’s success and is a longstanding part of the school’s culture.
Address: 300 Webber Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.594.4457     |     Website: mccracken.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Spartanburg High School

Jeff Stevens, Principal

Student Enrollment - 1850

As the first school in the nation to win the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award four times, Spartanburg High School (SHS) is the flagship school in District 7. Honored by U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Post as one of the top high schools in the country, Spartanburg High has a proud record of excellence in academics, as well as the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities. The cumulative effect of all that we do in District 7 is reflected by the success of our students at SHS where: the 2016 graduation rate improved for the 6th consecutive year to 85,7%, seniors earned $18.9 million in scholarships and over 85% of our graduates were admitted to a two or four-year college. Housed under the umbrella of the high school is The Freshman Academy – an innovative learning community designed to assist ninth graders with the transition to high school. In 2019, District 7 will open the doors to the campus of the new Spartanburg High School, located prominently on the Eastside of Spartanburg. The new facility will provide flexible spaces most conducive to 21st century teaching and learning and designed to support the District’s progressive 1:1 technology initiative. For the first time in District’s history, the new high school will include a fine arts wing with a 1000-seat performing arts center and a comprehensive athletic complex that includes a 7500-seat athletic stadium.
Address: 500 Dupre Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.594.4410     |     Website: shs.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Viking Early College

Dr. Leonard Starks, Director

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Student Enrollment - 20

Viking Early College (VEC) is a blend of high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college. Viking Early College is a partnership between Spartanburg School District Seven (SSD7) and Spartanburg Community College (SCC).
The college enrolls male students from Spartanburg High School in a single-gender educational setting. The program is structured so first-generation college goers can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree— tuition free.
Viking Early College has the potential to improve high school graduation rates and better prepare students for high-skill careers by engaging them in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum, and compressing the number of years to earn a college degree.
VEC offers an alternative to the traditional high school programs and emphasizes academic preparation, support, and success in higher education. Based on research and practice about what helps underrepresented young people prepare for success in high school and postsecondary education, the early college will have three key features that promote success:
*Small size. VEC will enroll 20 students per grade. Students are well-known by adults.
* Aligned curricula and instruction for high school and college courses. Personalization and student supports. There is an emphasis on assessing students and providing supports based on the identified needs of individual students.
* Power of place. The early college will draw on the college environment and experience to build students’ identity as college goers.
When students complete early college high school, they will earn a high school diploma and a significant number of college credits or even an Associate’s degree. Either outcome will give our high school graduates a leg up when they enter a two or four-year college.
Data from similar early college high schools are promising. These schools are reaching their target populations and most students attending early college high schools will be the first in their families to go to college. Additionally attendance rates for early college high school students average over 90 percent and grade-to-grade promotion rates in early college high schools also exceed 90 percent.
Address: 220 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302     |     Phone: 864.592.4092     |     Website: spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

McCarthy Teszler School

Teshia Hair, Principal

Student Enrollment - 224

The McCarthy Teszler School for special needs students serves children and young adults from all seven school districts in Spartanburg County. For disabled or multi-handicapped students, ages 3-21, McCarthy Teszler Elementary offers a wide array of support services including; physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Each student also participates in library, art, music, and physical education. The Teszler division serves students five-years-old and above who are classified as severely emotionally disabled. The program focuses on academic remediation, with special attention to social skills deficits, with the plan of returning these students to a successful school career in their neighborhoods. The Vocational division serves students in these programs ages twelve to twenty-one to provide them with the skills necessary to become successful in the world of work.
Address: 175 Burdette Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.596.8491     |     Website: mtz.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Daniel Morgan Technology Center

Bill Price, Director

Daniel Morgan Technology Center (DMTC) offers a wide range of educational opportunities that align with the needs of regional and national employers. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors enroll in sequential courses that match their interests, skills, and professional goals. These hands-on classes include; Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Business Technology, Culinary Arts, Electricity, Environmental Services, Graphics and Printing, Machine Tool Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Marketing, Protective Services, Welding, and Horticulture. Work-based learning opportunities are also provided to students in all program areas. Daniel Morgan serves Spartanburg High School and Broome High School in Spartanburg District Three.
Address: 201 Zion Hill Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307     |     Phone: 864.579.2810     |     Website: http://www.dmtconline.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Whitlock Flexible Learning Center

The Whitlock Flexible Learning Center houses the Spartanburg County Alternative Program (SCAP), SCAP is a county school designed to enable students to continue on their pursuit of class recovery and remediation. SCAP utilizes best practices, techniques, and labs to accommodate middle and high school students. Academically advanced students have the added opportunity to take high school courses that are more suited to their individual ability, to prepare for High School Assesment Program (HSAP) remediation and SAT preparation courses. SCAP also offers a Character Education and Community Service program in order to enrich students’ knowledge of civic matters.
Address: 364 Successful Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303     |     Phone: 864.594.4482     |     Website: whitlock.spartanburg7.org     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

Adult Education

Erin Black, Director

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Registration for 2016-2017 has begun. Please complete the form below and bring it with you to register. Please see the brochure for a list of locations.
Adult Education Registration Form
The Z.L. Madden Learning Center is home to the main site and administrative offices of Spartanburg County Adult Education, a countywide collaborative program serving adult residents of Spartanburg County. Utilizing certified instructional staff, the program offers classes in Basic Education, preGED/GED preparation, high school diploma completion, high school exit exam preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL) Flier, and WorkKeys preparation and assessments leading to the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
A wide array of adult education classes are offered during both the day and evening hours at multiple locations throughout the county. Classes are offered year round, including an abbreviated summer schedule. Hours of operation begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Administrative office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Student registration is open enrollment, allowing students to enroll at any time during the school year.

Mission Statement

The mission of Spartanburg County Adult Education is to create, in partnership with the community, an education system which best develops literate, self-directed, collaborative lifelong learners who will be significant contributors in our global society.
Z.L.Madden Learning Center
459 West Centennial Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
Address: 459 West Centennial St, Sptbg 29303     |     Phone: 864.594.4428     |     Website: infodepot.org/inform/dir/educational.htm     |     Driving Instructions: View Map

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