Our Purpose is to prepare students academically, ethically, and socially for their future. Our Mission is to educate and nurture every student. Our Vision for Bryson Middle School is that we will be a community of learners that inspires and supports academic excellence and social responsibility. These are the foundation statements for our work.
Fountain Inn is Greenville County's second smallest city in population, with 6,017 residents. Most of the city's residential area is concentrated within a mile or two of downtown. About 73.2 percent of households consider themselves to be families. More than half of the residents (54%) are married. More than half of the grandparents (50.4%) are responsible for taking care of at least one grandchild. The largest age group-33.2 percent-are between 25 and 44 years old. More that 67 percent of residents are white, while about 30 percent are black. Hispanic residents make up a very small percent (2.4) of the population, and Asians account for only 0.3% of the residents. Seventy-two percent of Fountain Inn residents own their own homes, and the median family income is $40,000. More that 25 percent of residents make $50-74,000 a year. Among workers, about 27 percent are in management, professional or related occupations; almost 26 percent are in sales, and 26.2 percent work in production, transportation and material-moving occupations. Of Fountain Inn residents over the age of 25; 13.2% have no high school diploma; 35.4% are high school graduates; 20.1% have had some college; 7.5% have an Associate degree; 12% have a Bachelor's degree; and 4.1% have a graduate degree.
Simpsonville is the larger of the two towns; it has a population of 14,352. Of the 14,352 residents, 883 came from overseas, a statistic that reflects the increasing diversity of the area. About 75% of households consider themselves to be families, a statistic comparable to that of Fountain Inn. A similar percent of the population to that in Ft. Inn is married-59.4%. There is a significant percent of single-mother households--11.9%. More than 52% of families with children have both parents working. The racial composition of Simpsonville is as follows: 82.7% are white; 13.8% are African American; 1.5% are Asian; and 2% are listed as "other." Over 70% of the residents own their own homes, and the median family income is $52,043. Among those employed, 60% are in management, professional or sales occupations. A small percent, 2.7% work at home. The remaining 33% work in production, transportation and material-moving occupations. Of Simpsonville's residents, 8.8% have less than a high school diploma; 28.1% are high school graduates; 24% have some college; 9.7% have Associate degrees; 20.4% have Bachelor's degrees; and 5.2% have graduate degrees.