The District is guided in overall policy and plans by an elected Board of Trustees. The mission of the Board is to ensure excellence in the governance of a quality educational program by analyzing needs, establishing policies, allocating resources, and monitoring progress.
- District Mission and Philosophy
- Fast Facts about Greenville County Schools - Quality Measures - The numbers on awards, testing, SAT, costs and more
The total School District budget includes funds for general expenditures, building, debt service, Education Improvement Act, special projects, food service, student activity, and endowment. This is an overview of the current budget.
Internal Auditing Services assists members of management and the Board of Trustees.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY09 . This was prepared for web delivery by the external auditors, Greene, Finney and Horton, LLP, Certified Public Accountants. This document contains the entire Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Prior years are also available. All of the information included in the printed version of the CAFR is included in the this file.
The District has adopted a Strategic Education Plan with this purpose:
- To focus the community's resources, energy and efforts toward improving education
- To establish priorities for educational excellence
- To establish measures for monitoring progress
- To raise expectations and ensure access to challenging courses that help all students reach their potential
With the Education Plan as our focus, we are working toward an accountability system that will fold together all of our planning and paperwork tasks into one, unified effort. It is a clear overview of the whole-school improvement initiative that began with the introduction of Instructional Coaches in middle schools this year. The initiative puts great emphasis on a common set of school improvement activities and a new direction for professional development support which is more site-based and more directly related to the needs of teachers.
Greenville County Schools has been awarded National Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, recognizing the school system as a high quality school district and granting full accreditation to the school district and all of its schools.
"Accreditation as conferred by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission provides national and international recognition of the high quality of our schools, school board, and school district," said Superintendent Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher. "To receive district-wide accreditation means that all facets of a school district are working in concert to support student learning and to meet the needs of students. Our efforts to attain district-wide accreditation also demonstrate to our community our ongoing commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to continuously improve to support the achievements of our 69,000-plus students."
AdvancED has developed a comprehensive process through which quality school districts can receive national accreditation. The accreditation process recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is the result of how well all parts of the education system - district, school, classroom - work together to meet the needs of students. Accreditation is for a five-year term with regular reporting of progress.
As part of the initial phase of implementation, the District is sharing the Quality Assurance Review Team's findings with employees and the community. Click HERE for a summary of the findings.
Standards Assessment Report (105 pages)
We have created a variety of information pages on this web site for statistics and reports. Here we bring them all together for your information -- Facts and Stats