The Power of 7
Spartanburg’s 7 school districts are writing new success stories every day, constantly innovating to meet the unique needs of the students they serve. Yes, they compete, but they also collaborate, learning from constant communication and shared innovation, tailoring successful practices to meet the unique needs of their own students. School boards know and represent their communities well, providing guidance and support to their administrations, rarely confounded by political agenda.
- Even with 7 districts, administrative overhead cost per student is lower than the state average.
- Faculty-to-student ratios are richer.
- Faculty salaries, though not great, exceed state and neighboring county averages.
Each district constantly evolves to meet the unique needs of communities it serves. Each learns from the others, focusing strategy with a clarity that goes well beyond the capacity of an organizational monopoly … say, for example, a county-wide school district. Finally, all 7 school districts share an overarching commitment to a single big vision … the vision of the Spartanburg Academic Movement.