About Us


Corinth Elementary School will provide a high-quality education in a safe and nurturing environment in which all students are empowered to think critically, behave responsibly, and achieve academically.


The mission of Corinth Elementary School is to CARE by providing:

C=Creative and High Quality Curriculum

A=Academic Discipline

R=Recognition of Student Achievement (Academics, Character, Arts, Attendance)

E=Environment that is Safe, Inviting, and Focused on Continuous Improvement


  1. Children are our first priority.

  2. All students can learn.

  3. Students learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success and are actively engaged in the learning process.

  4. A safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment promotes learning.

  5. A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.

  6. Family and community involvement strengthens student performance.

  7. A well-balanced curriculum develops the whole child while emphasizing the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed for student success at each grade level and across subject areas.

  8. Student's potential is broadened by participating in a school-wide character education program.

  9. The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.


The original Corinth Elementary School was a one room wooden building located near the site of the present Corinth Church. In 1924, a brick structure, consisting of five classrooms, was erected about one-half mile from the original building. This served the community as an elementary school with grades one through seven until 1957.
Construction of the present Corinth Elementary School was begun in 1956 and completed in 1957. A new addition was built on the the existing building in 1975. This addition consisted of eight classrooms, a library, office facilities, and teacher conference areas. The old wing was renovated in 1975 to match the decor of the new structure. Air conditioning and carpet were added to the school.

In 1997, a long-awaited building program was realized at Corinth. For the first time in modern history, every classroom is located in the main building. A wing was constructed consisting of eight classrooms and student restrooms. The existing building was renovated extensively. These renovations included new cabinetry, new carpet, and new heating and air-conditioning systems. An old classroom was converted into a modern computer laboratory. The infrastructure was put in place to network all of our computers. The cafeteria was enlarged to accommodate more students and to decrease the number of lunch shifts. The kitchen facilities have been upgraded and modernized.

In the spring of 1998, construction was begun on a multipurpose building. For the first time in the history of our school, a gymnasium is available to our entire student body.



National Honors

Compass Learning National Report 2002-03

State Honors

South Carolina Red Carpet School 2001-02, 2007-10

South Carolina Exemplary Writing School

South Carolina Exemplary Reading School

South Carolina School of Promise 1997


School Incentive Rewards 1986-94, 1996-98 totaling $120,334.00

Arts in Education Grant 2001-02

Character Education Grant

Alcoa Grants 2000-04

Other Honors

District Relay for Life Fundraiser Winner

Lt. Governor's Essay Contest-District Winner

Veteran's Day Essay contest Winner
"Southern Sampler" Elementary Divison-Winner