Calhoun County is centrally located in South Carolina. Its location is often described as the heart of the Palmetto State. It is uniquely positioned halfway between New York and Miami. St. Matthews is located 32 miles from the state's capital, Columbia. The cost of living in Calhoun County is lower than the national average. Low property taxes, low crime rate, affordable living, mild weather and friendly people make this county appealing and attractive.
The School District of Calhoun County is accredited by the State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Calhoun County has 3 public schools: two K-8 schools, and one high school. Generally, the pupil/teacher ratio is 15:1 and total enrollment is 1,747 (2011)
We envision a school district where everyone works harmoniously in a safe and caring environment to help all students reach their maximum potential.
The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools, in unity with parents and community, is to provide an environment conducive to learning that challenges all students to reach their maximum potential for success in a rapidly changing global society.
Calhoun County Public Schools has been approved for District Accreditation. District accreditation from AdvancED is the most rigorous school accreditation organization in the United States. Full district accreditation signals the commitment of our district to continuous improvement. We focus on meeting the highest research-based standards through an on-going, demanding, quality asurance process.
Award Winning Schools
Calhoun County High School
Sandy Run K-8 School
St. Matthews K-8 School