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 Elementary/Middle (grades 5-8) are located in the town limits of Ware Shoals, and Ware Shoals Primary (grades PK-4) is located in Laurens County. The district is home to 950 students and 160 employees. Our schools provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. The district is accredited by AdvancED and the South Carolina Department of Education. The mission of Ware Shoals School District 51 is to be the educational leader for the total community, preparing all students to be productive, contributing, and successful members of society. Our motto is “LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING” and our theme is “Destination…Graduation!”
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.