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



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To enroll your child, you must have the following documentation:
1 - Completed Enrollment Form
2 - Completed Language Survey
3 - Certified birth certificate (long form)
4- Updated SC Immunization Record
5 - Guardian picture ID (with current residence listed)
6 - Two current DATED proofs of residence
     (One proof must be current rental agreement or tax receipt; Other proof of residence may be: Electric Bill, Mortgage Statement, Water Bill or DSS Letter).

For information regarding student enrollment, please contact the school of enrollment:

Barnwell Primary (Grades PK-3) - Principal Donna Selvey at 803-541-1343

Barnwell Elementary (Grades 4-6) - Principal Kay Gooding at 803-541-1287

Guinyard Butler Middle (Grades 7-8) - Principal Jon Burdge at 803-541-1376

Barnwell High (Grades 9-12) - Principal Franklin McCormack at 803-541-1406


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