About Us

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The School District of Pickens County is a county-wide school system, serving all of Pickens County with 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools, and a state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center.

Located in the northwestern section of South Carolina, Pickens County contains an area of 504 square miles. The terrain varies from steep mountains in the north, including the state's highest mountain, Sassafras Mountain (3548'), to gently rolling hills in the south. The waters of Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, and Lake Jocassee comprise the western boundary of the county.

_DSC2031.JPGThe district is composed of five attendance areas: Dacusville, Daniel, Easley, Liberty, and Pickens with a limited school choice program.

Accredited through AdvancED (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), SDPC is recognized throughout the nation as a "Quality School System." 

With an annual enrollment of about 16,500 students, SDPC is the 12th largest school district in South Carolina, and our students consistently rank near the top of the state in academic achievement.

In 2014, the district completed a building program which included brand new buildings for all four high schools, two elementary schools (Dacusville Elementary and Chastain Road Elementary), and the Career and Technology Center. The program also included extensive renovations and additions for all five middle schools, as well as improvements to other elementary schools across the district.