Message from the Principal

Spartanburg High School has a long history of excellence. SHS has always and will continue to be an institution of teaching and learning. In an environment where all students have the opportunity to develop and excel academically, athletically, emotionally and socially. I am certain that the actions of our students and staff during the 2013-2014 school year will continue to add to this tradition.
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Report to the Community

Report to the Community
In our annual community report you will find easily accessible information about our community, our schools, student achievement, revenues and expenditures, as well as our calendar.
Please Read More to download Just the Facts to your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.
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SC State University Wind Ensemble to Perform at SHS

SC State University Wind Ensemble to Perform at SHS
The South Carolina State University Wind Ensemble will present a concert for our community in the SHS gym on Wednesday, April 23 at 7PM. The concert is free and open to the public.

SHS Named One of America’s Most Challenging High School

SHS Named One of America’s Most Challenging High School
Spartanburg High School named to Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools; the Challenge Index is designed to identify high schools that are currently doing the best job of preparing students for college-level work.
Spartanburg High School has been named by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools in the nation. Spartanburg High School was one of 19 in the state to make the Post’s annual list, which ranks schools by the ratio of college-level tests administered to the number of graduates.
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Attention Seniors and Senior Parents

This is to inform seniors and senior parents of some very important events that’ll take place up to graduation. All information about Senior Field Day, Senior Recognition Night, Graduation, Graduation Supplies, SAGA Yearbook, Senior Exams, Diploma Requirements and Senior Fees are listed in this announcement. Please click on the Read More button for more information.
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Viking News

Viking News

JV Tennis Scores for April 16:

Spartanburg 7 Byrnes 0
Spencer Brown def Andress 7-5 6-4
Chambers Easterling def Walker 6-0 6-0
Noah Nawabi def Seppala 6-0 6-0
Omar Williams def Taunton 6-0 6-0
Arpit Maini def Latimer 6-0 6-0
Maini/Keim def Seppala/Walker 8-0
Phillip Jordan/Jonah Nawabi def Gilchrist/Dev 6-0 6-0
Shs 8-0 7-0
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements


Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, April 30. Seniors will get theirs before Senior Field Day. Underclassmen will pick theirs up in Room 111M during their lunch period. Extra books will be on sale at distribution while they last for $80. After April 30, purchase books in Room 107C.

Fee Deadline

The deadline to pay fees and return overdue items is April 18, 2014. Unpaid fees associated with school owned property (books, computers, uniforms) are subject to student assignment to detention hall for 3 days, April 29th, 30th and May 1st.
FOR SENIORS ONLY: This notice is to inform you of fees, detention hall will not be assigned. If all materials are not returned and all fees paid prior to 5/22/14, you will not receive your diploma during Graduation ceremony.

Attention Seniors

Any scholarship letters you have received must be turned into guidance no later than 3PM, Tuesday April 29th . This deadline is necessary for us to send the graduation souvenir program to the printer.

Junior-Senior Prom 2014

Attention students – the junior class invites you to the 2014 Junior/Senior Prom, May 3rd. This year, the prom will be held in a new venue – Indigo Hall, downtown Spartanburg. There will be two floors for dancing, eating, and celebrating. We promise that the atmosphere will be one you will remember. Tickets are on sale NOW! You can purchase your ticket - $40 each in room 110-M - Mr. White’s room during your lunch. Again, ticket sales begin March 31. If you are planning on bringing a guest who is not an SHS student, you will need to see Mr. White or pick up a form outside the treasurer’s office. Come out and dance the night away.

Color Guard Auditions

Auditions for the 2014-15 Color Guard will be April 21-25 from 4PM-6PM. Auditions will be held in the SHS Band Room. To sign up see a current color guard member or sign up at the band room.

SHS Drum Line

The 2014 Viking Drum Line will begin meeting on Wednesdays beginning April 23rd.  These rehearsals will cover everything you need to know about auditioning in May.  The Drum Line Audition is open to any 9th, 10th, or 11th Grade Student, regardless of musical background.   Rehearsals will be held in the Band Room from 4:00 to 5:00.  You may stop by the band room to pick up an information packet this week to begin practicing.  Again, Viking Drum Line Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays beginning April 23rd from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Band Room.

Sports Physicals

Athletes must wear shoes, sandals or tennis shoes with no socks and t-shirt.
All athletes must have a physical form, parent permission form, and concussion form signed before getting a physical. Blank forms are available in your school office or SHS athletic office.
If you do not get a physical on this date you will be responsible for getting your own physical.
If you need eyeglasses or contacts to read, please bring them so you will be able to pass the eye exam.


1st HALF: JUNE 9 – JUNE 26 & 2nd HALF: JULY 7 – JULY 24

The sessions will run Monday – Thursday. The time is 8:00AM – 1:30PM. The cost is $100 for a semester class, $200 for a yearlong course, and $150 for credit recovery. This summer, the classes will be held here at Spartanburg High School. All fees MUST be paid in full before the class starts.

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