York School District One

District Profile

  • District Map
  • 10 schools:
    • Elementary Schools (Grades 4K - 4th Grade):  Cotton Belt, Harold C. Johnson, Hickory Grove/Sharon (Grades 4K - 6th, Hunter Street, Jefferson
    • York Intermediate (Grades 5 & 6)
    • York Middle School (Grades 7 & 8)
    • York One Academy
    • York Comprehensive High School
    • Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center
  • 820 employees; 437 certified employees and 383 classified employees
  • District-wide AdvancED accreditation
  • 81.9% on-time graduation rate

Student Profile

  • 5249 students
  • Racial Composition: 65.6% white, 18.4% African American, 8% Hispanic, and 8% Other
  • 67% meet federal guidelines for free/reduced-price meals

District Programs and Services

  • Montessori (serving multi-aged pre-school students, Hunter Street Elementary)
  • Reading Recovery
  • Graduation Enhancement Program
  • York County Middle College Program Partnership
  • Gateway to Technology
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Culinary Arts
  • GreenSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • MERIT (Gifted/Talented Program, Grades 3-8)
  • Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  • Dual Credit Course Offerings
  • Making Middle Grades Work
  • High Schools That Work (www.sreb.org)
  • Credit recovery for students in grades 9-12
  • Alternative school programs for students in grades 5-12
  • NetScope Partnership with Winthrop University
  • Manufacturing Operations Major

District/Community Collaboratives

  • Family Resource Centers
  • Work-Based Student Initiative
  • Community service clubs and organizations for students
  • Collaboration with Second Harvest of Metrolina

School and Staff Recognitions

  • 3 schools received Palmetto Silver Awards for 2017-18 (Cotton Belt, Jefferson, and York Intermediate), 2 schools received Palmetto Silver Awards for 2018-19 (Harold C Johnson and Jefferson) and 1 school received Palmetto Gold Award for 2018-19 (Cotton Belt)
  • 41 teachers currently hold National Board teacher certification
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Student Recognitions

  • State representation in chorus, band, oratorical contests, FBLA, FFA, essay competitions



  • Mission, Vision, Beliefs, and Commitments

    During the 2020-2021 school year York School District One engaged in a process to foster the design and development of a support system that builds capacity, advances learning outcomes, and creates a shared understanding aligned with the district's mission, vision, beliefs, and board priorities. A variety of stakeholders engaged in a process to help identify the district's strengths and areas of future focus.




Our mission is to cultivate a service-oriented community of learners who strive for personal growth and excellence as communicators, collaborators, creators, and critical thinkers.


To Learn, Serve, and Give as ONE


    • Learning is a life-long, ever-changing process for students and staff.
    • Each child is unique and should have the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.
    • A safe, orderly, and nurturing environment is essential for learning.
    • Education is a collaborative effort between schools and the community.
    • Technology is a tool that should be leveraged to enhance the teaching and learning process.
    • Teaching and learning should be relevant, individualized, and intentional to equip students for success.


    1. We will foster and maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff.
    2. We will establish and nurture trusting and caring relationships with students, families, community members, and colleagues.
    3. We will provide quality learning experiences to meet the individual needs of students.
    4. We will embrace a commitment to continuous learning for students and staff.
    5. We will partner and collaborate with students, families, and the community to enhance educational experiences.