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K-5
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Pelzer, SC
Students enrolled: 737
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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916 McKelvey Rd
Pelzer, SC 29669

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(864) 355-5000
(864) 355-5012
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January 22, 2014
I have a 1st grader and 4th grader at Fork Shoals. We've been here since my oldest started 1st grade. We wouldn't go anywhere else!! We love the faculty, teachers, students, culture, involvement...everything about this amazing little gem in the country.

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October 24, 2013
My daughter started Forkshoals Elemenatry this school year and she loves it. We love it too, the staff, teachers and the PTA are awesome.

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September 27, 2013
My son started his first year at Fork shoals going into the second grade. He has had a wonderful transition. We love his teachers and he is making more and more friends each week. He loves school now and is eager to learn more things. We are very pleased!

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September 01, 2013
My daughter started kindergarten in Laurens county and in January we moved to Fountain Inn and she started attending Fork Shoals. I have to say I absolutely LOVE this school! My daughter wasn't learning anything she hadn't already knew like her ABCs and counting to 10. She would come home and tell me how she didn't like learning the same thing everyday at her previous school. However, the first week at Fork Shoals she was so happy and was learning so much. She graduated Kindergarten on a 2nd grade reading level and above average in math. She has just started 1st grade and we couldn't be happier knowing she is in tbe BEST hands with the teachers at Fork Shoals. The principal is also amazing. She really knows what she is doing.

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May 28, 2010
WORLD CLASS IB SCHOOL in every aspect. Excellent Leadership along with award winning teachers, nice, safe and clean environment. I've been around some places and I never saw such an outstanding school. Great leadership along with teachers who really care about their students. This is no child left behind, literally!

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no rating May 05, 2010
Fork Shoals Elementary is truly a gem! It is a school that is full of phenomenal teachers and administration. I am proud that my children are able to attend such an outstanding school. It truly is a 'World Class' School!

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no rating May 05, 2010
Fork Shoals Elementary provides amazing opportunities for students to engage enthusiastically in learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
We adore Fork Shoals! Great staff and they value our children's education. We are so fortunate to have the ability to send our children to such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
A World-Class International Baccalaureate School that prepares our children for the world around us and to think critically..

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no rating April 30, 2010
I am a grandmother that has had 4 children attend Fork Shoals School. It's teaching staff and administration is the absolute best! The children love to go to school. I am a volunteer at the school and enjoy helping the children as well as the teachers. There is so much love for our school throughout the community and Fork Shoals School is now home of the State of South Carolina Teacher of the Year. We take much pride in our school, teachers, staff and most of all our children. I wouldn't want my grand daughter to attend any other school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
It is a school where education goes hand and hand with principles of an IB school. The teachers care for their students. They also allow volunteer involvment and make you feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
It has such loving staff and faculty that really care about the children not only in education but in their personal life as well.

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April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
All 4 of my children have went to this school and the teacher and staff truly care about what is best for each and every child. I am a single mom and they help with getting each child the same even if the parent can not pay for trips or something they find a way to get the kids sponsored so they don't miss out. They also make sure the kids are experiencing the different cultures that some schools don't get to do. My oldest child is in high school and my youngest is in third grade and it won't matter if I move I will find a way to make sure that my child finishes elementry school at fork shoals.

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no rating April 29, 2010
We have been very happy with our daughter's first year at Fork Shoals. They teach not just reading and writing, but also about different cultures, languages, and life skills. Respect for each other is emphasized, as well as positive reinforcement on a school-wide level. Volunteers are an integral part of the school, and parents are encouraged to participate as much as possible.

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December 16, 2009
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June 23, 2009
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May 31, 2006
Fork Shoals is a wonderful school. It was originally founded in 1877. The school has a very nurturing environment and my son truly enjoys going to school there. My son had been in first grade in Nicholasville, Kentucky. I had never been personally exposed to a school which seemed more like a confinement area than an educational environment. We were so happy when we moved to Simpsonville, SC and our son began attending Fork Shoals. One never realizes how much difference caring teachers can make until having to go to a school that is lousy.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
This is one of the most loving and secure schools I have ever seen.All the staff Knew my child by name before the first week was up. They really made it easier to send my child to kindergarden.My sons teacher keeps me informed on how my child is doing at all times and seems very concerned about his wellbeing.

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October 06, 2003
My son is in the 4th Grade at Fork Shoals. Previously he attended 2 other Greenville County Elementary schools. Fork Shoals has done more for him in the last 6 weeks than all his other years combined. I am so grateful my son has had the opportunity to attend this incredible school. The principal is an incredible person who obviously has a true love for children and truly wants each of them to have the best education possible.

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Fork Shoals inquiry-based philosophy of education takes students on a journey through their studies with integrated units of instruction. Children are encouraged to ask questions and seek out knowledge as they develop in to well-rounded international citizens.

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Fork Shoals Elementary School
916 McKelvey Rd, Pelzer, SC  29669
(864) 355-5000
Last modified Fork Shoals Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fork Shoals Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top