Millwood Elementary Overview24 Pinewood Road, Sumter, SC 29150 , Tel: +1 (803) 775-0648 Sumter 01 School District
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We are a military family and were told THIS was the best elementary school in the area. First, they didn't want to accept my daughter into the proper grade because of her birthday. They wanted her to REPEAT a grade based on her birthday, which being military and moving around - different states have different birthday requirements. I understand that. But there are laws in place to prevent repeating grades for military families that PCS and they did not want to comply AT ALL. I had to take this issue all the way up to the Ombudsman for Education in SC. After that, they made excuses and apologized, letting us in. The excuses and finger pointing they gave the Ombudsman were laughable. Awful, awful to deal with. One day, a few weeks in, my daughter comes home crying because someone didn't want to be her friend "because we are white". I know kids can say the darndest things, but... These kids are 6 years old. Trying to get anywhere with teachers or other faculty was a painful, frustrating process. There were other little things that we tried to get through, but finally had enough. We pulled her out and put her into a private school where she's thriving and we love it so much!This might be a rare experience and just bad luck on our end - because many locals seem to love the school. Unfortunately, it's not an environment I'd want my children growing up in.
Millwood is truly a great school. We were worried about relocating to Sumter, as our children were in an amazing private school prior to our move and the private options in Sumter are not so convincing. We did our homework and after visiting many schools, we decided it is the best option available. Millwood has exceeded our expectations and kept us from commuting from a larger city. The PTA is amazing and you have a lot of options for volunteering at the school. The teaches are welcoming and helped our children easily adapt to an American school. Leadership is great and ever-present.
Mr. Hilton and the teachers at Millwood are wonderful, loving & caring! My children and I are thankful for this school. The secretary, however, sure could use an attitiude adjustment...always hateful and rude. She needs to take note from her fellow employees on how to treat people. She is a poor reflection of the school. School nurses could use a course or two on compassion...they talk to sick children as if they were dogs.
We are a military family, this was our children s 3rd school and they were only in the 1st and 2nd grade when we moved to Shaw. We had an AMAZING experience with Millwood. After 3 years we PCS-ed leaving behind a school that became family. From the principal to the custodians everyone was professional and inviting. My husband and I were able to volunteer and be an active part of Millwood. The education my children received pleasantly exceeded our expectations. The teachers are invested in each student and not only challenged our children but were quick to inform us when they had concerns. Our family HIGHLY recommend Millwood Elementary.
Millwood Elementary is an outstanding elementary school due to the excellent leadership and teaching! Everyone works together as a family in order to best meet the needs of each child. The parents of students at Millwood are encouraged to be involved. Because of this encouragement by the leadership and teachers, the Millwood PTA is very strong. It's no wonder Millwood receives top awards for its performance!
Sumter City, SC Education Statistics
- No High School5%
- Some High School41%
- Some College26%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree13%
- Graduate Degree8%
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