Marquee Announcement

Welcome to High Hills home of the Panthers!

Mission Statement

The mission of High Hills Elementary School is to provide each student with a quality education by developing academic and social skills in a safe environment. 

Vision Statement

The vision of High Hills Elementary School is to create a community committed to academic excellence. 

From the Principal's desk

From the Principal’s Desk...  

Welcome to a new school year.  A new school year is always exciting.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to High Hills for another exciting and productive year.  For those who are new to our school community, I would like to extend a special welcome. I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  The first day of school is August 18th.  School will begin daily at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m. Students are tardy after 7:25 and will need to be signed in with attendance. Breakfast will be served from 6:45 a.m-7:15 a.m. Breakfast and lunch is free for all students.


Daily Announcements

2014 FERPA Guidelines
2014ferpa (3).pdf



I am honored to be representing High Hills Elementary School as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year! High Hills Elementary is a school of eager learners and motivated teachers who take pride in education. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my educational journey as a teacher at High Hills Elementary in the wonderful Sumter School District.



If you would like for your child to be dropped off by the school bus at a location different from the home address a
JACOB'S LAW form must be completed by the parent or guardian. 
Jacob's law is a South Carolina state law (56-5-195, SC Code of Laws),
Request for Origin of Destination Change for School Bus Transportation Form
can be picked up at your child's school.
Guidelines are as follows:
  • The origin (where the bus will pick-up your child) and the destination (where your child will be dropped off) must be in the school zone where your child attends school. 
  • Your child must be eligible to ride the school bus. 
  • Please print or type the information requested. 
  • The request will NOT be processed unless it has been notorized.
  • Important:  Request are granted on a space available basis. 
  • There is a  24 hour processing period before changes are made. 
  You may contact the transportation office at 499-3422.

Transportation Guidelines
Students who live within 1.5 mile range will not be picked up.  If you have questions about the distance from your home to the school, please call the Transportation Office at 499-3422.


14-15 School supply list
14-15 School Supply List.pdf
Directions for Parent Portal
Directions for Parent Portal.pdf
Parent Portal Log In

Request password
Request form for forgotten username and password.pdf


Parent's Right to Know

Under NCLB, parents/guardians have the right to obtain information regarding the qualifications of their child's teachers. Specifically, parents/guardians have the right to know what type of certificate the teacher holds, what subjects the teacher is certified to teach, and the teacher's major and any graduate degrees.


Federal and State Parental Notification Requirements
Report to the Public
letter to public April 11-12.pdf


Boxtops for Education

Labels for Education


Sumter School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. For inquiries regarding the policy, contact the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel or the Director of Specialized Programs, Sumter School District, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or call 803-469-6900.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 29
Spirit Day
Monday, September 1
No school
Labor Day
Friday, September 5
Grandparents breakfast
Monday, September 8
Flag raising Ceremony
Time to be anounced
Thursday, September 11
Volunteer Training
830 am


Today, 8/29/2014
High: 94 Low: 64
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2014
High: 93 Low: 69
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.

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