Public School System
There are over 10,000 students enrolled in our public school district. There are 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 8 high schools – all with programs designed to help pupils meet their full potential as students, citizens, and future employees. The overall mission of the public school system in Orangeburg County is to ensure that all students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals and become contributing members of the community. In order to meet this goal, the county spends above the state average per student.
Holly Hill Elementary School offers education to students from prekindergarten through 5th grade. Holly Hill Roberts Middle School educates 6th through 8th grade students. Both schools are located in Holly Hill.
The private school system offers an alternative in education. There are eleven private schools dispersed throughout the County and several others nearby in neighboring counties.
Holly Hill Academy is located in Holly Hill and is an accredited, co-educational, college preparatory private school. It offers K2 to 12th grade with childcare available on site.
Institutions of Higher Learning
Orangeburg County is home to three major educational institutions: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Claflin University, and South Carolina State University. Orangeburg is also home to Southern Methodist College.