Welcome to Crestwood High School


Crestwood was founded in 1996 as the result of a $28.5 million bond referendum passed by the voters of Sumter County to build two new high schools in Sumter District Two. Crestwood’s lineage can be traced to four schools. The 1996-1997 freshmen class were former students of Ebenezer Junior Highor RE Davis Elementary. Sophomores came from either Ebenezer or Mayewood High, while juniors and seniors were previously students at Hillcrest High or Mayewood High.

The school colors are black, silver, and purple. Purple is an accent color representing unity among Sumter District Two students. The school has an approximate enrollment of 1200 students in grades 9-12. On July 1, 2011, Sumter School District Two and Sumter School District 17 consolidated into Sumter School District. The mission of Sumter School District is to equip students to be responsible, successful, and productive citizens in a global society.

Crestwood High School (CHS) is helping all students develop the world class skills, life and career characteristics, and world class knowledge included in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment. This goal is achieved by providing professional development that helps teachers implement research-based best practices that assist students in becoming college and career ready. Teachers also participate in ongoing collaborative and embedded planning sessions.

To ensure that our students receive world class knowledge, a comprehensive and rigorous educational program helps to produce globally competitive graduates who are prepared to become innovative 21st century leaders. CHS is committed to the development of life-long learners who utilize critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that are needed to work with diverse populations. Additionally, CHS offers multiple modern language courses that expand student awareness of other cultures.

Other educational experiences that broaden world class knowledge are provided in science, technology, mathematics, fine arts, social sciences, and extracurricular activities. Annual on-campus career and college fairs help ensure that students make a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education and the world of work. Many students gain skills by enrolling in sequenced and integrated programs of study through Sumter Career and technology Center where they acquire competencies for the worldwide workplace. Our students have the opportunity to participate in internships with local businesses, and these experiences foster an understanding of the importance of
collaboration, communication, and teamwork in the workplace. Life and career characteristics are taught to all CHS students.

Students are reminded of the school’s mission statement, “Keeping Academics and Citizenship First and Foremost”, and character education traits are reinforced through daily announcements. Students and staff participate in community service projects such as Relay for Life, HeartWalk, March of Dimes, and Shower Shaw with Cookies, and students have provided in excess of 2000 combined hours of community service. The CHS administration and faculty work with stakeholders to provide well-rounded academic and extracurricular experiences for all students. On behalf of the faculty and staff, you are invited to visit our school.

Thank you for your support in helping develop future graduates and leaders.