Superintendent's Message

To our families and community members,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We at Barnwell School District 45 could not be successful without the support of our community and all of you. We are so appreciative, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

Barnwell School District 45 is committed to preparing students for lifelong success by promoting individualized learning experiences.  The core values that drive us each day are Innovation, Integrity, Investment, and Community.   As a district, we value continuous improvement and we believe that education is a shared responsibility of the student, the school, the home, and the community. Barnwell School District 45 views the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate as a shared vision of the knowledge, skills, and characteristics needed for our students to be successful in their future pathways, whether that be college or career.

As a district, we continue to thank our stakeholders and Barnwell 45 Family for their continued support of our schools.  We feel our people are our greatest resources, and this includes not only our students but also our staff, our families, and our community members.  We are grateful to live in a community that wraps their arms around our schools and partners with us to help our students be successful and grow academically, emotionally, and socially.  Our district takes very seriously our responsibility to prepare our students for their future, and we continually seek ways to provide increased opportunities for the students in Barnwell School District 45.  Working together with our stakeholders, our community, and our families, we take great pride in assisting our students as they grow and develop into our future South Carolina graduates and leaders.

Thank you,

Crissie Stapleton, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Barnwell School District 45


Press Releases

March Releases


"BHS’ Charlie Zorn Chosen as News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete" - 3/2/22

December Releases

"Warhorse Student-Athlete Russell Branch Named Top 5 Basketball Player in State" - 12/17/21

"BHS Student Attends International Business Roundtable on Apprenticeships in the U.S." - 12/16/21

"District Receives Positive Fiscal Year 21 Audit Report" - 12/10/21

November Releases

"BSD45 Announces 15 Grant Awards from the Tri-County Community Foundation" - 11/19/21

"BHS Senior Recognized Statewide" - 11/12/21

"Two BHS Students Selected as State Leaders for SCTSA" - 11/5/21

October Releases

"Guinyard-Butler Middle School Teacher Selected for STAR" - 10/29/21

"BSD45 Superintendent Shares Positive Fiscal Overview of the District" - 10/25/21

"Warhorse Alumni Support Students Across the District" - 10/15/21

"BSD45 Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week" - 10/4/21

"BSD45 Unveils Changes to the District's Vision and Mission" - 10/1/21

September Releases

"BSD45 Acknowledged for Fiscal and Programmatic Success" - 9/24/21

"BSD45 Spirit Pump Continues to Provide Increased Programming for Schools" - 9/21/21

"BSD45 SCSBA BI Level Recognition" - 9/9/21

"BSD45 Announces New Changes to the Transportation Department" - 9/7/21

"SRNS Loaned Professional Will Focus on BSD45 Wellness" - 9/3/21







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