Kershaw County School District, South Carolina

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Kershaw County School District
Camden, South Carolina
Kershaw County School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Frank Morgan
Graduation rate:73.5%[1]
Number of schools:20
Budget: $69.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Mara Horton Jones
Board members:9
Term length:3
Kershaw County School District School District is a school district in South Carolina that served 10,352 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[1] This district is the 20th-largest school district in South Carolina with an operating budget of $69.1 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[2]

About the district

Kershaw County School District is located in Kershaw County, South Carolina
Kershaw County School District is located in Kershaw County, South Carolina. The county seat of Kershaw County is Camden. According to the United States Census Bureau, Kershaw County is home to 62,516 residents.[3]


Kershaw County underperformed in comparison to the rest of South Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.6 percent of Kershaw County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.6 percent for South Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Kershaw County was $44,068 compared to $44,623 for the state of South Carolina. The poverty rate in Kershaw County was 16.1 percent compared to 17.6 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Kershaw County (%) South Carolina (%)
White 72.4 68.4
Black or African American 25.1 28.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 0.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 4.1 5.3

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


Frank Morgan is the superintendent of Kershaw County School District. He has served in this role since July 2007. Morgan earned his bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster and his master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Morgan also earned his specialist and doctoral degrees from the College of William and Mary.[6]

School board

The Kershaw County School Board is composed of nine members serving three-year terms.[7]

Kershaw County School Board
Member Seat Term Ends
Mara Horton Jones 1 2016
Nissary Wood 2 2014
L. Derrick Proctor 3 2016
Shirley L. Halley 4 2014
Louis S. Clyburn, Jr. 5 2016
Kim Horton DuRant 6 2014
Matt Irick 7 2016
Donald Copley 8 2014
Ron Blackmon 9 2016

School board elections

See also: Kershaw County School District elections (2014)

Members of the Kershaw County School Board are elected to three-year terms. The general election for four seats was held on June 10, 2014.[8] No seats were up for election in 2013, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Kershaw County School District.[2][9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $52,377,764 82.5% $112,202 0.2% $4,424,981 7% $0 0% $3,375,470 5.3% $63,523,842
2013-2014 $58,630,220 84.9% $37,554 0.1% $6,416,427 9.3% $0.00 0% $3,970,414 5.7% $69,054,615
Averages: $55,503,992 84% $74,878 0% $5,420,704 8% $0 0% $3,672,942 6% $66,289,228.5

Teacher salaries

Kershaw County School District employed 800 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[10] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Kershaw County Education Association for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 32,201 53,212
B.A. + 18 33,273 54,832
Master's 36,506 60,529
MA + 30 39,389 64,039
Doctorate 41,911 73,488

Schools in Kershaw County School District


Kershaw County School District served 10,352 students during the 2010-2011 school year. Kershaw County School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Kershaw County School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Kershaw County School District
School Name
Applied Technology Education Campus
Baron DeKalb Elementary
Bethune Elementary
Blaney Elementary
Camden Elementary
Camden High
Camden Middle
CLC (Continuous Learning Center)
Doby's Mill Elementary
Jackson School
Lugoff Elementary
Lugoff-Elgin High
Lugoff-Elgin Middle
Midway Elementary
Mt. Pisgah Elementary
North Central High
North Central Middle
Pine Tree Hill Elementary
Stover Middle
Wateree Elementary

Academic performance

Adequate Yearly Progress

Academic performance statistics for the district are available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports provide measurements defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine the academic performance of every public school and school district across the country. In South Carolina, AYP measures student results for three indicators: attendance (for schools without a high school graduating class), student performance on standardized tests and test participation. Kershaw County School District did not make AYP in 2011.[13]

District AYP scores
Performance Indicators 2011
Attendance Y
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Student Performance N
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Test Preparation Y
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ESEA Federal Accountability System

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965 as a part of the "War on Poverty." ESEA emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states. In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act. The ESEA rates schools based on grading scales based on a number of academic standards. In 2013, Kershaw County School District received a B on its ESEA report card, meaning the district's performance exceeded the state's expectations.[14]

Contact information

Kershaw County School District seal.jpg
Kershaw County School District
2029 West DeKalb Street
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-8416

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