Ware Shoals School District 51, also known as Greenwood District 51, serves students from portions of three counties: Abbeville, Laurens, and Greenwood. Ware Shoals High School (grades 9-12) and Ware Shoals Middle / Elementary (grades 5-8) are located within the town limits of Ware Shoals, and Ware Shoals Primary (grades PK-4) is located in Laurens County. The district is home to 1,000 students and 155 employees. Our schools provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students.
Ware Shoals is a close-knit community, located on the banks of the Saluda River. The city of Greenwood is 15 miles away, and the cities of Greenville and Anderson are only 40 minutes away. Erskine College, Lander University, and Piedmont Technical College are all located within 20 miles.
The district and all schools are fully accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and the South Carolina Department of Education.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE about spring testing**
Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South
Carolina? Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students
in grades 3-8 and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested,
find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on
the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/.
º Students: Please click HERE to access your Digital Locker on or off Campus.