Welcome to the Superintendent's Corner

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ronald Wilcox, Superintendent

 

 

Superintendent’s Message

 

Welcome to the Hampton District One website. We are very proud of our school system, departments and individual schools in our district. The Hampton Board of Trustees is a very progressive Board that is committed to improving the school district and offering a quality educational program to the children we serve. We have talented teachers, staff and administrators working in our district to provide meaningful learning experiences for our children. We serve 2441 students and have approximately 400 employees in the 7 schools in our district. I invite you to visit the individual web sites for the schools to learn more about them. We are also proud of our individual departments and we invite you to look at their websites. Hampton District 1 serves four towns- Varnville, Hampton, Yemassee and Brunson.

 

We have the following schools in our district:

 

Wade Hampton High School     9-12     Bonnie Wilson, principal

 

North District Middle School     7-8       Patricia Brantley, principal

 

Fennell Elementary                  K-6       Willie Coker, principal

 

Varnville Elementary                K-3       Donna Kinard, principal .

 

Hampton Elementary              4-6        Cassandra Williams, principal

 

Ben Hazel Elementary             K-3        Greg Ackerman, principal

 

Brunson Elementary.               K-6        Greg Ackerman, principal

 

We are developing a seven point Strategic Plan for the school year. The plan’s main goals are as follows:

 

1. improve test scores

 

2. improve the graduation rate

 

3. improve reading

 

4. improve facilities

 

5. improve transportation

 

6. improve communications

 

7. expand our offerings both in academic and vocational programs.

 

We want to provide a safe environment in our schools conducive to learning. We want our students and employees to feel safe in our buildings. We operate our schools efficiently using Total Quality Management System concepts to guide our efforts. Our goal is to prepare our students for opportunities they may have in the future.

 

In curriculum we are emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), reading proficiency at all levels, and Career and Technology courses. We recently added courses in Fire Fighting and Automotive Technology. Our teachers receive professional development through the TAP model (Teacher Advancement Program). Every instructional strategy and every initiative aligns to the South Carolina Profile of a College and Career Ready student. We welcome you to come visit our School District.

 

 

 

Hampton District 1 
Phone: (803) 943-4576 Fax: (803) 943-5943
PO Box 177, Hampton, SC 29924
E-mail: rwilcox@hampton1.k12.sc.us  

Doctor Wilcox attended the University of Tennessee at Martin on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a degree in business administration. He received a master’s degree in Business Administration, as well as a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University. He has been a teacher, coach, and Director of Schools in Unicoi County Tennessee. Most recently, he has been Superintendent of Schools in Madison County, North Carolina since 2001, where he was named Western Regional Superintendent of the Year in 2010.

Dr. Wilcox is married to Patricia Ann Runion Wilcox, and has three grown children Justin, Marcus, and Angela.

 


 
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