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Fort Mill, SC
Students enrolled: 1,617

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225 Munn Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29715

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(803) 548-1900
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November 30, 2014
I attended this school a few years after the split and loved it. The classes can be hard, but the teachers are pretty much all great and really do care and will help with any problems. But the true gem at fort mill is the band. The band program is second to none in the state (other than Wando) and has won 24 state championships and has been finalists at every BOA regional and super regional ever attended. Not to mention performing at the 2014 national concert band festival. The parent support of the band and other activities at fort mill is second to none. All students should consider themselves lucky to have gone to this school no matter what they did.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2013
I graduated from FMHS in 2011 and attended Fort Mill schools my whole life. The teachers, administrators, and students of FMHS foster a tradition of excellence that you can't find anywhere else. I'm currently a chemistry at Clemson majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. I maintain a high GPR and I know that I wouldn't have been this well equipped without FMHS.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2013
I'm a parent of a child at the other HS in town. Knowing the administrators at FMHS and NFHS and how much competition there is among applicants to fill teaching and coaching positions at FMHS; I have to say FMHS seems to me like the greater of the two great high schools in Fort Mill as of 2013. They are still both great schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
As a former teacher at Fort Mill I will say that parents and students both are lucky to have Fort Mill high. Unfortunately, I have and am teaching at other South Carolina school that come no where near the caring and calm environment that you find at FM. I only wish that other schools had the Principal, teachers and students that Fort Mill does. I miss it very very much, and not a week goes by that I wish I was still in the Fort Mill Family.

- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2012
cops arrest students/family members for cheering '08 at Graduation ceremony, if I did have kids in school they'd be in a charter school not public.

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2011
We moved to Fort Mill at the end of 2009. My daughter attends Fort Mill High. In Hampton Roads Va, she had been enrolled in a Christian school. I had no idea a public school could be like this one. AMAZING in every way. We are so blessed to be in this school district.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
I hate this school with burning passion. most of the students are so mean and always gossiping, like little middle schoolgirls. I transferred here from another state and have no true friends. I would rather be by myself because most I've met are like robots, acting like everyone else. I am switching schools for 10th grade because i dread every morning and feel isolated through the school day. its all about your End of Course exam & sports at Fort Mill, and you wont expect much else!! i feel like i am in training to help fund the school (with my test scores) instead of a calm learning environment

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2010
I love Fort Mill High School. I am part of the graudating class of 2010. I can not see where they could find a school with better teachers, faculty, and staff. We are Fort Mill!

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2009
Fort Mill High school, Don't come unless you are willing to learn. Parents don't come unless you are willing to be involved in your childs education. In my opinion FMHS has to be one of the 10 best public school systems in the country. Sadly this economy has forced me to leave Fort Mill and I am sad to say that where I am going pales and I will be lucky to find a school half as good for my childs last 2 years of school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 25, 2009
Fort Mill High School is the prime area if you want to move to the Charlotte area and have children. It has outstanding schools and amazing administration. I am a junior at FMHS and we all love it there. No matter how much we complain about school, I've realized that every high school will still be school. But since we have to go, at least its at fort mill. DWWD (Do What We Do)

- submitted by a student
no rating November 20, 2009
I am a student graduating in 2010. Fort mill high school is amazing. The teachers there are good at what they do. I feel so welcomed ever morning.I am glad to say that I am a yellow jacket.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2009
My daughter attended Fort Mill schools all 12 years of school. The experience was outstanding and I can honestly say she got a private school education in a public school environment. There is no finer principal than Dee Christoper of Fort Mill High. He is a dynamic leader and friend to all at FMHS. My girl is off to Clemson with a SC Life Scholarship and some additional scholarship money from Clemson. Thanks to everyone in the Fort Mill School District for making education a priority!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
I attend Fort Mill High School and I'm in the Junior ROTC. It's a great program at what could be one of the best high schools in the nation. I'm very proud to go here!

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2008
I graduated from Fort Mill High School in 2005. What I sadly have not seen on these reviews is the excellent band and music programs it has. The band has won state championships over 20 times in their class, and their percussion section has won many world championships. I was in that percussion section and would say that the lessons i learned have shaped me to be the successful person I am today. All in all the teachers are great, food is great and everything else. My only complaint would be that there can be some pretty overly-enforced rules on things such as 'public displays of affections' (which some teachers would consider a hug as, and the dress codes. A great school that I'm happy I went to.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2008
I attended Fort Mill High School from 2002-2006. I am now an Education student at Clemson University and could not be where am today without the help of the wonderful faculty and staff at Fort Mill High. Every staff member is committed to providing their students with the best education possible, and strive daily to adfachieve that goal. I see students in my classes here at Clemson who speak of the hard times they had in high school. Problems like over-crowding, under-funded programs, and teachers who don't like to come to work every day are just a few of the problems they speak of. Hearing about the problems other schools face, I feel honored and deeply grateful to have attended such a fantastic school where my teachers strived to make my education the best in the state as well as in the nation. There is a great sense of communityan

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2008
I am student who will be graduating in the year 2009. I have found nothing but positive experinces at Fort Mill. The overwhelming majority of the faculty are excellent and enthusiastic to teach. the teachers are able to give time to each student who needs it and it is not uncommon for teachers to remain after school working with students. The extraciricular activities are excelent as well. Though not overly competitive to football, it is well organized and run, and the rest of the sports are considered amoung the best in the state. Academic activties are well executed. The drama productions are all excelent and lead by a very dedicated group of teachers. Fort Mills programs are an as important part of the school as any other aspect and all the students take pride in the teams.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
I attend FMH and enjoy it very much. I feel like I get a first class education, even though the school building itself isn't in the best condition- like the new high school in Fort Mill. The teachers and staff here are 1 in a million. The new principle, Dee Christopher, is a nice guy too.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
On the surface, fort mill is a great school. Great grades, teachers, test scores, and tough administration. But as a student, it seems like a constant amount of work without ever rewarding the students for making fort mill such a great school. Student (and especially senior) rewards and incentives seem to be disappearing by the year and rules are only added and toughened each year.

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2007
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June 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 29, 2007
Parents, if your lucky enough to enroll your child in any of Ms Volkes classes. You will see an unbelievable transformation in positive feelings towards classes at fort Mill high. Ask any student, past or present, that has taken her classes and they will reiterate the same sentiment. She has their attention. She encourages, challenges, and inspires them.. This is the teacher that continues making a difference in my young man's life.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 24, 2006
Fort Mill High School is an excellent school. Parent involvement is a big thing at this school. Any classes or interests you have can be fulfilled at this school. There are many acedemic opportunities for your child at this school, with specialized help for those who need it, and honors programs for the gifted.

- submitted by a former student
November 17, 2005
I attended the school from 2000-2004, and I thought it was one of the better experiences of my life. The classes can be challenging, but there are really good teachers there that help you out a lot. If you just pay attention in class and don't slack off you can make straight A's. There are great extracuricular activities that everyone can join. There is a great sports program at the school with sufficient funding, good coaches, and an enthused student body at every game, no matter how bad the team might be. FMHS has a great class schedule with only four classes a semester. And with only four classes a semester how can you not do good? I am majoring in History Education, and attending FMHS for four years made me want pursue teaching. Teachers there connect with you on a personal level and really act like they care. Go jackets.

- submitted by a former student
September 03, 2005
Fort Mill is a great school. My daughter graduated in 2005. She studied, asked questions when needed and made straight A's. Her teachers were caring and helpful and I am confident she got the best education available.My son just started at FMSH and we are very pleased with his teachers and progress. I plan to be an active parent this year and have already helped out . They offer many afterschool programs that are easy to join. They also have mcrotc. We moved down here from the top schools in Charlotte,NC to Fort Mill.I believe Fort Mill has a better school system.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
I attended FMHS and found it to be greatly lacking sufficient teachers. I have always been a straight A student, yet when i went to FMHS the classes had too many kids and teachers that were more concerned with getting their day's work in than worring if the kids were comprehending. In particular the math department tries to pack so many lessons into a short amount of time that there is hardly time to make sure people have got it. FMHS does not deserve awards, to many people are left behind. i am proud to say that i will be going to Brown University in the fall with a scholarship with no help from FMHS. If i had stayed i certainly would be attending a college that is below my intellectual prowess.

- submitted by a former student
May 10, 2005
I attened FMHS 99-03. I feel that I received a first class education. The SAT Improv. class is great. I improved my score from below 800 to 1340. Right now I major in Mathematics at Duke University. I enjoyed my stay at FMHS.

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 25, 2005
I attended FMHS the years of 2000-2004 and I thought the school had great improvement. The security was sufficient and the school was rapidly growing, yet overall it was a nice place to learn. The environment was very inviting and I am proud to say that I graduated from FMHS. GO JACKETS!

- submitted by a former student
October 17, 2004
Fort Mill High School is the most pathetic excuse for a high school in recent memory, particularly the Math Department, my son comes home with roughly twenty math problems every night, and his teacher, quite often only shows them how to do 15 of them. Aesthetically overconcerned behavior on the projects is rampant here in his math class, and the self-righteousness of it all is perhaps what's most appalling, the teachers here speak as if there is no way other than their way, when quite often, as my son attempts to demonstrate, there is, and quite often an easier, less roundabout way. The English department is roughly a 4 out of 5, and it is almost respectable compared to some other high schools. This school is supposedly among the best in the state, a blue ribbon school, but I and my son have found out that it is underserving ofsuch honors.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2004
Although FMHS is a large and at times overcrowded school, my daughter receives a first class education. She has become a well rounded person because of her three years at Fort Mill.

- submitted by a parent

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Fort Mill High School
225 Munn Rd, Fort Mill, SC  29715
(803) 548-1900
Last modified Fort Mill High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fort Mill High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top