Our School

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Welcome to Orchard Park Elementary School. Thank you for entrusting your child to our care here at our school. We care for each child and do our best to provide challenging and enriching instruction to every student. You can expect this school year to be filled with wonderful, challenging, and rich learning experiences for your son or daughter. We plan to work closely with our Orchard Park families in order to maintain a positive learning environment where children are safe, nurtured, and valued. All children at Orchard Park will be treated with dignity and respect, and all children will be given great opportunities to excel both academically and socially.

Orchard Park Elementary School opened in August 2001 with approximately 400 students, but has the ability to hold 900 students at full capacity. The school stands on donated acreage that previously was an orchard owned by Springs Farms.  Orchard Park is located near Highway 160 and I-77, just outside the township of Fort Mill. We are one of nine elementary schools in the highly ranked Fort Mill School District. The Fort Mill School District consists of nine elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. The northeast corner of York County is one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina. Despite this growth, we are very fortunate to be able to maintain an adequate pupil/teacher ratio. Orchard Park is a suburban public school. We border the state of North Carolina and are in close proximity to the City of Charlotte. 

Orchard Park Elementary School strives for excellence in every area, from hiring highly qualified staff to providing a stimulating learning environment where students have the opportunity to grow and excel. Many extra activities are incorporated into the core curriculum to allow students the opportunity to become responsible citizens and take pride in academic as well as physical and cultural achievements.

Orchard Park opened Orchard Park's certified staff includes: 
* Certified Classroom teachers 
* Full time related arts teachers for art, guidance, the media center, music, physical education, and technology
* Special education teachers 
* Gifted and Talented teachers 
* Reading & Math Specialists
* Reading Recovery Teacher
* A SC State Reading Coach 
* Lead Teacher 
* Related Service Providers (School Psychologist, Speech, ESL, OT, Behavior Intervention, Mental Health Counselor)
* Principal and 2 Assistant Principals

Non-certified staff includes: 
* Kindergarten assistants 
* technology assistant,
* three office support staff employees,
* a school nurse,
* a complete cafeteria staff
* cleaning staff and maintenance worker

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Principal: Mr. Matthew Johnson
Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 770+ 
School Colors: Burgundy and Gold
School Mascot: Eagle
School Motto: Soar High with Pride!
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Accreditation: AdvancED

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