Award Year: 2015

Woodruff Elementary School

915 Cross Anchor Road
Woodruff, SC, 29388-9525

(864) 476-3123

Mrs. Argyl Jeannette Brewton, Principal at time of Nomination

Spartanburg School District 4

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The mission of Woodruff Elementary School is to create a community of learners where each student is provided with a quality education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning to manage life's challenges successfully.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 22%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Woodruff Elementary students perform for the community during the annual Christmas program.

Woodruff Elementary students perform for the community during the annual Christmas program.

At Woodruff Elementary School we engage students in meaningful experiences to fully develop social, emotional, physical, and intellectual talents and abilities. Our school-wide theme, “Dream, Hope, Imagine,” makes our school unique. Teaching and learning is our primary focus.
We examine our school curriculum using various lenses. Teachers encourage students to master concepts in well-organized sequential units as opposed to conceding breadth of knowledge. An integrated curriculum is devoted to each core subject in classrooms and to fine arts programs.

A sense of purpose coupled with the assurance of a safe learning environment is evident. Students nominate peers for the School Pride Award. Students are recognized when demonstrating compassion and civic-mind behaviors. Recipients receive a gold star, an their photograph is taken and placed on a prominent hallway bulletin board. Our children record college and career readiness standards in their agendas daily. Additionally, students record personal academic, attendance, and discipline goals on Dream Cards. Classroom and hallway data walls reflect student progress.

Our students have captured the ingredients needed to succeed, in spite of economic hardships and a 75% poverty index rate. They savor the recognition they receive at Nine Weeks Award Programs, embracing the slogan posted in our hallway, “WE are part of the Whole!”
Parents in our small rural school community have aspirations for their children that are shared by other parents across the great state of South Carolina. They view education as an investment in their children’s’ future. We join our families in making our students’ dreams come true.