Our Mission: Rock Hill Schools will provide all students with challenging work that authentically engages them in the learning process and prepares them for successful futures.
Prime Location: Located just 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C., we are in one of the fastest growing areas of South Carolina.
We're Growing: With nearly 18,000 students, we are the largest school district in York County and the 11th largest in South Carolina. Our campuses cover more than 3.5 million square feet of facilities and 1,200 acres of land.
World-Class Schools: 27 schools -- 1 preschool, 17 elementaries, 5 middle, 3 high, 1 career/technology center
Additional focused learning campuses include: The Phoenix Academy, Renaissance, Rebound, ParentSmart, Adult Education, Crossroads, and Aquatics Center.
Student Population: More than 17,500
54% Caucasian, 35% African American, 6% Hispanic, 1.5% Asian, 1.5% American Indian, 2% Other
44% free lunch, 8% reduced lunch, 14% with disabilities
Highly-Qualified Employees: Approximately 2,400 employees including 1,340 teachers, 105 administrators, 855 other support staff
Strong Community Support: Rock Hill Schools is a diverse community of schools with an established history of innovations designed to meet the needs of all students. We have a long-standing reputation for providing quality education to all students and an unparalleled breadth of committed professionals from the classroom to the board room. The strength of Rock Hill Schools emanates from the expertise of our people. Success stories range from the classrooms of IB programs, to the preparation of students for the world of work, to reaching students with special needs. We engage students by designing work that is challenging, relevant, and meaningful to them. We earn respect and loyalty by providing a safe and nurturing school environment that builds on students’ academic, moral, and social needs. Many of our students have received prestigious awards, scholarships, and recognition for academics, the arts, and athletics. The qualities that sustain us are a determination and commitment to be the best. We know our students will need to be well-prepared as lifelong learners for a rapidly changing world.
Our schools have an “open door” policy. We want parents at all grade levels to become actively involved in their child’s education, and we gladly provide opportunities for anyone who wants to volunteer to support our students and staff.