Millwood Elementary School

Principal: Jessica C. Wright, Ed.S.
Address: 24 Pinewood Road Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 775-0648 Fax: (803) 436-2987
School Hours:  7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.


Millwood Elementary School, the school where Attendance, Academics, and Behavior are our top priorities, is gearing up for an exciting 2023-2024 school year! Our theme for this school year is: Being Intentional. We are intentionally providing our students with the best experiences as it relates to teaching and learning and we are committed to always putting our students first in a safe learning environment.

We are excited to announce that our strategic work and partnership with SREB has created an environment where student learning is prioritized above all and our hard work has paid off. We look forward to our continued partnership with SREB, The Southern Regional Educational Board and even greater academic success. Additionally, our partnership with the University of South Carolina Aiken at Sumter is especially crucial to our students’ continued success. Parents will receive information about our partnerships throughout the entire year. 

The annual school-wide Back to School Bash Supply Giveaway will take place on Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free school supplies will be given to children of all ages. We will have vendors on site with a variety of food and drink options, games and much more.  School information regarding prekindergarten through Grade 5 will be discussed at the Meet the Teacher orientation on Wednesday, August 2 from 12 − 3 p.m. 

Are you nervous about attending school this year, new to Millwood and want to get a jump on things, or feeling anxious about what’s new to come? Then we have just the right event for you. We invite newly enrolled students and others to attend a “Jump Start Camp” Orientation August 2 at 11:30 a.m. immediately before the “Meet the Teacher.” We will meet in our school cafeteria and provide important information regarding the upcoming year.

The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Thursday August 3. The first day of kindergarten has been staggered. During the meet teacher event your child’s teacher will give you a schedule of the arrival day and time for your individual student.  The first day for prekindergarten is August 10. Below is pertinent information as we begin to welcome all of our students back into the building. Chromebook distribution for all students in kindergarten through Grade 5 will take place during the first week of school. 

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures:

For the safety of our students, the earliest drop off time is 7 a.m., and the latest pick-up time is 2:45 p.m. Please give special attention to the following information as our drop off and pick up procedures have slightly changed. 

Students in grades PreK, kindergarten, and first, will be dropped off and picked up at the Horseshoe, which is located across from Food Lion on Wedgefield Road.

Students in grades second, third, fourth and fifth will be dropped off and picked up on Mustang Drive off of Pinewood Road.  If there are multiple children attending Millwood, older siblings will be dropped off and picked up with the youngest sibling in the family.

Breakfast and Lunch:

All students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m.  Breakfast typically ends at 7:45 a.m. Each teacher has a designated time for his or her class to eat lunch and participate in recess. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria.

All students will receive information pertaining to our policies and procedures at our school-wide assembly on Friday, August 11. The administration and staff look forward to another successful year as we reflect, refocus, and re-energize all of our efforts to ensure academic excellence for each of our students.