The South Carolina Department of Education released its 2021-2022 School Report Cards on Monday, October 17, 2022, showing every school in the School District of Pickens County scoring "Average" or better ratings. The report card assigns ratings of Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, and Unsatisfactory. Of the 22 SDPC schools measured, four were rated Excellent, 10 were rated Good, and eight were rated Average

The SC Department of Education defines an Average rating as: "school performance meets the criteria to ensure all students meet the Profile of the SC Graduate." Excellent and Good ratings indicate that schools exceed the criteria. A school-by-school listing of overall report card scores is below. School report cards can be viewed in detail at

A message from Dr. Merck Regarding the 2022 SDPC Report Cards: 

SC School Report Cards provide tremendous feedback to us in several different areas. We have always maintained a long-run approach instead of reacting to one quarter, one semester, or one year of data. However, we acknowledge so many areas of positive academic performance across the school district. Along with areas of positive gains, we accept the challenge of improving as well. We remain extremely grateful for the tremendous work in each of our schools. We are committed to a teachable attitude and continuous improvement no matter what. 

Overall, the ratings demonstrate so much to celebrate! Here is a summary of the 22 SDPC schools measured: 
  • Schools with Excellent Rating: 4
  • Schools with Good Rating: 10 
  • Schools with Average Rating: 8

As a district, our growth will depend on creating a safe and orderly environment to have optimal conditions for teaching and learning. Both areas, academic services and administrative services are working together to accomplish our vision and mission in building our graduates from 3K to 12th grade. 

2022 School District of Pickens County Report  Card Results: 

School report cards can be viewed in detail at

Indicators are: 

  • Academic Achievement 
  • Student Progress
  • Preparing for Success
  • Multilingual Learner' Proficiency Progress
  • School Climate
  • Graduation Rate 
  • College & Career Readiness

The Rating Scale: 

Each school will receive an overall rating and each rated indicator will receive a separate rating.