Report to the Parents 2017

Fort Mill High School SIC

School Achievements

Great things are happening at Fort Mill High School. Our students are constantly demonstrating their excellence not only in the classroom, but also on athletic fields, through performances, and by taking part in a host of extracurricular opportunities.

Excellence in Athletics:

This year nearly 800 of our students participated in athletics at Fort Mill High School. The school claimed 8 region championships and 21 teams participated in state playoffs.

Fort Mill High School also had 105 senior athletes recognized by the South Carolina High School League as Scholar Athletes, and 28 students have committed to play a sport in college.

Excellence in Arts:

The Fort Mill High School Marching Band finished in the top 30 at the Bands of America Grand National Championship. Seventy three band students made All-Region and All-State band, and the Wind Symphonies won both the President's Cup and the Dixie Classic. Fort Mill High School's performing arts club, Studio E, produced two full scale theatrical musicals--Sister Act and The Wizard of Oz--involving more than 100 students. Members of the Concert Choir also participated in the National Youth Choir's performance at Carnegie Hall.

Excellence in Extracurriculars:

The Fort Mill High School television production, The Buzz, earned multiple national honors this year at the Student Television Network (STN) National Convention, including the Excellence Award in Weekly News Shows and First Place in High School Sports Feature Story. The Buzz also won the Southern Interscholastic Press Association Award for Best Broadcast, and our TV teacher, Karin McKemey, was named the STN National Broadcast Teacher of the Year.

The Fort Mill Business Leaders competed at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando this May, where seven students finished among the top 10 in the nation. They also had eights students elected to state office for the South Carolina Business Professionals of America.

The Fort Mill High School Student Council won first place among all Charlotte area high schools by raising more than 49,000 pounds of food for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank as part of the Student Hunger Drive.

The Fort Mill High School Model United Nations Team won the Secretariat Award and the Distinguished Delegation Award at this year's Winthrop University Cup.

About the FMHS SIC

The School Improvement Council of Fort Mill High School is a group of educational stakeholders that attempt to promote and support academic achievement and civic engagement at Fort Mill High School This group of students, parents, teachers, and community members attempts to facilitate meaningful parent and community involvement at Fort Mill High School. The SIC meets monthly to discuss ways to support academic, athletic, fine art, and student body events. They also review policies and set annual goals aimed at targeting areas of need specific to the students of Fort Mill High School.

This year, the SIC goals focused on expanding opportunities for students pursuing college readiness. Past SIC efforts resulted in the establishment of whole day SAT test-prep workshops at Fort Mill High School. Over the years these efforts have expanded to include ACT test-prep workshops and underclassmen participants. This year the SIC developed a goal for reaching students whose academic course load prohibits them from taking part in the test prep because they cannot afford to miss the seat time in their rigorous classes. In response the SIC of Fort Mill High School reached out to our test-prep partner, One-on-One Learning and developed a pilot program for the 2017-2018 school year. Next year Fort Mill High School in conjunction with local area high schools will host a Saturday ACT test-prep session in the fall of 2017. This additional test-prep session will provide options for Fort Mill High School students to appropriately prepare for a gateway college readiness test without sacrificing seat time in their demanding courses. The addition of a fall session will also provide flexibility for students seeking to get a jump on early test administration.

The Mission of Fort Mill High School

Fort Mill High School's mission is to provide each student with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to become a lifelong learner and a responsible, productive citizen in a democratic society.
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2016-2017 SIC Members

Parent Representatives
  • Lisa Miller
  • Sharyn Lewis (Chair)
  • Tiffany Tisdale
  • Adrienne Wiggins

Ex-Officio Members

  • Caroline Austin
  • Kristy Sappe
  • Christina Wilson

Teacher Representatives

  • Allison Davis
  • Stephen Lentz

Student Representatives

  • Heath Pratt
  • Cody Helms
  • Kendal Costanzo
  • Sydney Welch
  • Molly Wiggins

Community Representatives

  • Todd Lesher
  • Caryn Scroggs

Administration Representatives

  • Dee Christopher
  • Gales Scroggs
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Additional Information

Fort Mill High School proudly recognizes Ms. Jessica Calloway as the 2017-2018 Fort Mill High School Teacher of the Year and Mr. Walter Strait as the 2017-2018 Support Staff of the Year.

The Graduating Class of 2016 contained 410 students, with 62% attending 4-year colleges and 27% attending two-year colleges. The average SAT composite score for Fort Mill High School students last year was 1574. The average ACT composite score for Fort Mill High School students was 21.9. These seniors collectively earned more than 15.4 million dollars in scholarship offers.

During the 2015-2016 school year 463 exams were given to Fort Mill High School students with 94% scoring a 3 or better.

Fort Mill High School also boasts an on-time graduation rate of 95.1% and an EOC pass rate of 92.3% across all EOC courses last year.

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About Fort Mill and Fort Mill High School

About Fort Mill

The town of Fort Mill, South Carolina is located just south of the North Carolina state line. Nearly 12,000 people live inside the Fort Mill corporate limits with a total of nearly 50,000 people residing within the entire township. The Township of Fort Mill currently supports two high schools with a third high school opening in the fall of 2019.

About Fort Mill High School

The faculty of Fort Mill High School consists of 119 teachers, one principal, five assistant principals, six school counselors, and one media specialist.

More than 200 course selections are offered, including Advanced Placement, Honors, and College Preparatory courses.

Fort Mill High School has 48 co-curricular activities and 30 athletic teams.

Purpose of the Report

This report is issued by the Fort Mill High School, School Improvement Council in accordance with South Carolina law to share information on the school's progress in meeting various goals and objectives, the work of the SIC, and other accomplishments during the school year.

For more information regarding the Fort Mill High School SIC please contact Gales Scroggs at