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Schools in Pickens County


Schools in Pickens County

The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) is an above average, county-wide school system serving the Pickens County communities including Easley, Pickens, Dacusville, Six Mile, Liberty, Clemson, and Pendleton with 16,366 students in grades PK, K-12 enrolled in 24 schools as of the 2016-17 School year. There are 14 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, four4 high schools, and a state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center. It is the 12th largest school district in South Carolina. The student ratio in this district is 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading. SDPC students attend schools based primarily on the geographic location of their homes.

The School District of Pickens County will transform two of its schools into theme-based magnet schools in 2018. Central Elementary School will become the Central Academy of the Arts and McKissick Elementary School will become the McKissick Academy of Science & Technology. These two schools were chosen from the district-wide School Choice Survey taken by parents, community, and staff members.  The magnet schools aim to improve teaching and learning, addressing diversity, and addressing school capacity through school choice options.


 Top Rated Schools in Pickens County

 School  Type  GreatSchools Rating
Ambler Elementary School Public district
Dacusville Middle School Public district
Clemson Elementary School Public district

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Ambler Elementary School Forest Acres Elementary School
Central Elementary School Hagood Elementary School
Chastain Road Elementary School Liberty Elementary School
Clemson Elementary School Mckissick Elementary School
Crosswell Elementary School Pickens Elementary School
Dacusville Elementary School Six Mile Elementary School
East End Elementary School West End Elementary School



Dacusville Middle School RC Edwards Middle School
Liberty Middle School Richard H. Gettys Middle School
Pickens Middle School



Easley High School Pendleton High School
Liberty High School D. W. Daniel High School


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