Lancaster CSD

From Our Superintendent

Walk into any of our schools, and we know you’ll be impressed by the excitement you see for learning and teaching, by how friendly and caring our teachers and staff are and by how clean and orderly every learning space is.

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We’re proud of our county and our school system. You won’t find a more dedicated, enthusiastic group of teachers anywhere, and Lancaster County is an ideal location to raise a family.

Living here means you’re only a short drive from the big-city pluses of Charlotte, but you still get the benefits of our small-town atmosphere. And you’re only about three hours away from the mountains or the coast.

We think you’re very smart to consider making Lancaster County your home.

This is an exciting time for us. We’ve just passed a $199 million bond that will help make our schools even safer, improve our facilities for academic programs, beginning a one-to-one Chromebook program in grades 6-12 and upgrading athletic facilities.

The bond is also helping us build both a third elementary school and a new high school in Indian Land.

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But we’re most excited about the talented educators who are the heart of what makes our schools and programs so great. Our teachers, administrators and staff truly care about children.

We’re focused on giving our students world-class knowledge and world-class skills as we help them develop life and career skills – skills that will insure their success throughout their lives.

We’ve set rigorous standards in all courses, and our teachers use classroom strategies that build creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication. We work hard to see that our students understand how – and have the intellectual tools – to master new and complex concepts.

We’ve added a “STEAM” curriculum to all our schools. STEAM usually stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. In our district, we say Students and Teachers Engaging Active Minds! STEAM is another way we prepare our students for the future.
We’re also committed to helping our students understand how important integrity, self-direction and interpersonal skills are to success. We want our students to have a global perspective, and we want them to develop the work ethic and perseverance it takes to deal with all the changes they’ll experience in their lifetimes.

You can find lots of information on our website.

You’ll find links to each of our schools and information about our board of trustees, human resources and instruction.

The site includes curriculum information, our discipline and academic policies, our school calendar and much more.

If you need any additional information or help finding what you’re looking for on our website, please call us at (803) 286-6972.

I look forward to meeting you and your family, and we all look forward to working with you to provide a world-class education for your children.
By Dr. Jonathan Phipps

Dr. Jonathan Phipps’s administrative assistant is Debbie Barrett<

Lancaster County School District
From Our Superintendent