Serving America’s Heroes and Their Families

Students Showing Support for Our Military

Sumter is proud to be the home of Shaw Air Force Base and US Army Central, which are integral parts of our community. As a school district, we welcome and value the men and women who serve in the armed forces and their family members. Together, we look for ways to foster our relationships as we work in collaboration to ease the burden of a transition to a new school district.
– Dr. William T. Wright, Superintendent


Purple Star LogoSumter School District has been designated as a Purple Star School District, a new statewide recognition program that celebrates schools and districts that make a significant commitment to welcome and support military families. Purple Star schools and districts advance the requirements of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, MIC3, by seamlessly connecting students and helping them stay on track for ongoing academic success.



*Dedicated Liaison

*Student Ambassador

*School Training

*Education Planning

*Military Family School Website

*Extracurricular Activities