Education

Education2018-08-01T13:22:07+00:00

The Darlington County School District serves approximately 10,600 students in grades K-12. The school district offers a well-rounded program of services that meet the needs of all children:

  • 18 traditional schools
  • 7 magnet programs (arts, math & science, early college, and International Baccalaureate)
  • An alternative school for children who do not thrive in traditional environments

Quick Facts About the District

  • Highest graduation rate in South Carolina
  • Fourth lowest dropout rate in South Carolina
  • More than nine out of every ten high school freshmen will graduate in four years
  • More children are reading at or above grade level by grade three
  • “Excellent” rating overall
  • No poorly-performing schools: lowest rating received by any of 23 district schools was “Average”

*As reported by the South Carolina Department of Education 2013 Annual Report Card

Darlington County Institute of Technology
At Darlington County Institute of Technology,students prepare to excel in the next phase of their lives. From classroom and shop activities to field trips to guest speakers, students are exposed to a wide range of opportunities.

160 Pinedale Dr, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-4796
9-12

Darlington County Intervention School
100 Magnolia St, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 393-5617

Darlington County School District
120 E Smith Ave, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 383-3172
K-12

Darlington High School
525 Spring St, Darlington, Sc 29532
(843) 398-2730
9-12

Lamar High School
216 N Darlington Ave, Lamar, SC 29069
(843) 326-7500
9-12

Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology
Mayo High School is a Darlington County School District public four-year magnet high school, with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The curriculum provides unique academic programs for motivated and talented students, combining strong academics with specialized instruction in the areas of math, science, and the technologies while offering enhanced courses in the humanities.

Mayo strives to ensure that all students have the opportunity to pursue and acquire a degree in higher education. Realizing this goal requires technological aptitude as well as the ability to perform complex mathematical skills and grasp the concepts required of higher-level sciences. The school has an enrollment of 353 students and a staff of 20 teaching faculty.

405 Chestnut St, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5050
9-12

Brockington Elementary School
413 Brockington Rd, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5095
3-5

Brunson-Dargan Elementary School
400 Wells St, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5080
3-5

Cain Elementary School
607 1st Street, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5020
K4-2

Lamar Elementary School
214 N Darlington Ave, Lamar, SC 29069
(843) 326-5366
K4-2

Pate Elementary School
1010 Indian Branch Rd, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-2400
K4-2

Rosenwald Elementary School
508 Church St, Society Hill, SC 29593
(843) 378-4011
K4-8

Spaulding Elementary School
204 E Pearl St, Lamar, SC 29069
(843) 326-7666
3-5

St John’s Elementary School
140 Park St, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5130
K4-5

Darlington Middle School
150 Pinedale Dr, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-5088
6-8

Christian Academic Center 
418 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 393-0908
1-8

Emmanuel Christian School
1001 N Marquis Hwy, Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 332-0164
K2-12

Temple Christian Academy
1660 N Governor Williams Hwy, Darlington, Sc 29540
(843) 393-6000
K2-5

Thomas Hart Academy
852 Finns Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 332-4991
K3-8

Trinity Collegiate School
5001 Hoffmeyer Rd, Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-9124
k-12

Florence Darlington Technical College

Founded in 1963 as a part of the South Carolina Technical Education System to attract industry to South Carolina, Florence-Darlington Technical College provides comprehensive technical education, workforce development, and educational services to students, businesses, and industries.

Through instructional programs, business and industry partnerships, and community involvement, the college plays a prominent role in the economic development and quality of life for Florence, Darlington, and Marion counties. FDTC’s enrollment exceeds 6,000 students in more than 60 fields of study, and its 240-acre campus comprises a complex of ten facilities totaling nearly 750,000 square feet.

320 W Cheves St, Darlington, SC 29501
(843) 413-2715
Associate Degrees, Technical Training, & Certificates

Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology (SiMT)
The SiMT provides students with strategic training and manufacturing technology solutions that maximize workforce productivity in advanced manufacturing environments. The learning-centered environment gives potential employees the skills to be proactive in problem solving and enables them to help businesses make rapid improvements in quality, productivity, and profitability

1951 Pisgah Road, Florence, SC 29502
(866) 304-7468
Technical Training

Coker College
300 E College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 383-8000
Bachelors, Masters

Francis Marion University
4822 E Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29506
1-800-368-7551
Bachelors, Masters