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There are 22 public schools in Sumter, SC, serving 15,198 students.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina state average of 48%.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the state average of 16:1.

Sumter, South Carolina Public Schools

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Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Sumter, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .52, which is higher than the South Carolina average of .42. The most diverse school in Sumter is Shaw Heights Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or in the USA.