Fort Mill High School has been recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence organization as a Lighthouse School.

Fort Mill High School is the first high school in 2021 to be awarded this honor.

The Lighthouse School distinction comes after extensive surveys and a two-day site visit, where classrooms were observed and students, parents and teachers were interviewed.

(Credit: FMHS Facebook page)

Lighthouse Schools excel in nine categories, including:

  • Student Focus and Support
  • School Organization and Culture
  • Challenging Standards and Curriculum
  • Active Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Professional Community
  • Leadership and Educational Vitality
  • School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Indicators of Success

“I cannot adequately express how proud I am of our school,” said Principal Gales Scroggs. “This award shines yet another national spotlight on the outstanding instruction and positive school culture that make Fort Mill High School an exceptional place. We are so proud that the combined efforts and achievements of our students, educators, families, and community stakeholders are recognized as an example to others.”

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Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...