Williamsburg County School District

In partnership with all stakeholders, Williamsburg County School District will ensure a world-class education for all students by utilizing a rigorous, innovative curriculum that focuses on creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.


  • The mission of Williamsburg County School District is to prepare students for college, careers, and citizenship in a global society


  •                                              people

    The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Williamsburg County School District welcomed Mr. Frank Hatten of Boeing South Carolina to a day of STEM activities for students at Hemingway Elementary School, Kenneth Gardner Elementary School, and CE Murray Middle/High School on November 30th.  Mr. Hatten presented information on careers at Boeing, hands on activities to promote STEM learning, and prizes for question and answers to presented information.  WCSD was chosen as the first district in the state of SC to begin resumption of these events which had been discontinued due to the Covid pandemic.  Pictured above: Berlinda Mack, Principal of Kenneth Gardner Elementary; Frank Hatton, Boeing; Dr. Rose Wilder, WCSD Superintendent;  and Eileen Patonay, SC Department of Commerce.

  •                                                     women


    On Monday, November 29th, Yolanda McCray, President and CEO of Black River United Way, presented trophies to Ms. Berlinda Mack, Principal of Kenneth Gardner Elementary School, and Ms. Patricia Burch, Principal of Hemingway Elementary School, to recognize each school's outstanding contributions to Black River United Way Campaign during the 2020-21 school year.  The two schools were the top contributors of all district schools.  Ms. McCray also recognized the district for its support of Black River United Way and its programs.  


  • students and adults

    On Tuesday, December 1st, students from the University of South Carolina's School of Elementary Education, visited Hemingway Elementary School.  The USC students were treated to a presentation about the district and school by principal, Ms. Patricia Burch,  a tour of the school, and lunch.  The purpose of the visits is to familiarize college students with the job opportunities available in rural districts in SC such as Williamsburg County.  Pictured above: far left, Ms. Burch; far right, Dr. Ernestine Young, WCSD, and visiting students.

  •                                                                  persons with gifts

    On behalf of the Williamsburg County School District, Dr. Monica Brewton, Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction and Dr. Ernestine Young, Executive Director of Federal Programs, they are very excited about their Title I partnership with the local businesses, churches, and organizations in the community. They would like to thank them for being a part of their extended family.

    Dr. Young added, “Please give our best to everyone on your team, as we know that they played no small role in making the holiday gifts possible for so many of our desiring students. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship!!”