Growing Greatness

  • Our Mission

    It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing an excellent education for the children through engaging instruction.  Partnering with families and the community, we will ensure every child's academic, social, emotional, and physical needs are met in a safe, nurturing environment. 


  • Request for Proposal

    Scotland County Schools Legal Services

    The Scotland County Schools invites applications from interested school board attorneys to provide legal services as per the following:

    Purpose of the RFP:

    The request for proposal is for the purpose of selecting Scotland County Schools legal counsel. The Scotland County Schools is seeking legal counsel for three (3) years commencing September 15, 2018 through 2021.

    Sealed proposals for Scotland County Schools Legal Counsel are requested by the Board of Education of the Scotland County Schools. All proposals should be submitted to Dr. Ron Hargrave, Superintendent of Schools, on or before 4:00 p. m. on July 30, 2018.

    Click here for more information.


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  • Regional Educator Job Fair 

    In partnership with other districts in our region, Scotland County Schools will be hosting a regional educator job fair on July 26 at Scotland High School from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Although the event is held at the high school, there are positions available at the elementary, middle, as well as the high school level. Click here to pre-register for the event. 

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    New Elementary School – Scotland County Schools Laurinburg, North Carolina

    Sealed proposals will be received by the Architect on behalf of Scotland County Schools in the Boardroom, 322 South Main Street, Laurinburg, North Carolina on Thursday, July 5, 2018. All bids will be publicly opened and read for the construction at 2:00 p.m. on this date. Bids will be received for a Single Prime Contract for the construction as shown and noted in the contract documents. All Contractors are hereby notified that they shall be properly licensed under the State Laws of North Carolina governing their trades. All Contractors will be required to submit a Statement of Qualifications (AIA Document A305 or equivalent) twenty-four (24) hours before requesting Bid Documents.

    Proposal must be on standard forms furnished by the Architect and must be addressed as follows:

    Bid: New Elementary School – Scotland County Schools

    Attn: Dr. Ron Hargrave, Superintendent

    C/O Pinnacle Architecture

    322 South Main Street

    Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352

    Proposal forms, plans and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Architect, Pinnacle Architecture, P.A., PO Box 187, (630 Team Rd. Ste 200), Matthews, NC 28106 (28105) (704)847-9851 or email A deposit will be required for each set of plans and specifications (Limit 4) along with shipping account information or prepaid shipping label, prior to plans and specifications being sent out. Deposits for plans and specifications will be $200.00 for each set. The full deposit is refundable to contractors submitting a Bona Fide bid and returning the plans and specifications in satisfactory condition within ten (10) days of the bid date. All subcontractors and suppliers will be required to purchase plans and specifications. Individual sheets or partial sections of specifications will not be issued.

    A brief summary of the project scope:

    This project consists of a new elementary school, approximately one hundred-thirteen thousand, five hundred eighty (113,580) square feet. The school will house an administration wing, classroom wings, gymnasium, media center and cafeteria with a full-service kitchen. The building will be conditioned by a combination of split system air conditioning and vertical exterior heat pump; electrical service will be 277/480V & 120/208v with an emergency generator (fuel oil powered). The building will be fully sprinklered. Each proposal must be accompanied by a deposit of cash or a certified check on a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the proposal; or, in lieu of the deposit of cash or certified check, a bid bond in the above amount. Successful bidder may not withdraw his bid within thirty days after the opening thereof without forfeiture of his bid bond. In the event of the failure of the successful bidder to execute the contract within ten (10) days after the award or to give satisfactory surety as required by law, the above deposit will be retained by the Owner as liquidated damages. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids, to waive informalities, and to award the contract to other than the low bidder should it be deemed in the best interest of the project or the Owner.

    Scotland County Schools

    Ron Hargrave, Ed. D.



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  • See Something. Say Something.

    Everyone is concerned about school safety. It has been, is, and will continue to be our Board and Administration's top priority for our schools to remain a safe place to learn. We have a multitude of safety measures and procedures in place in our schools and district offices, but we know that even with all the camera systems, drills, and exercises we conduct, our most valuable security system that we have on our campuses each day remains the many thousands of eyes and ears of our students and staff. We can’t stress enough how strongly we encourage anyone and everyone to say something to someone – a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or law enforcement personnel – if they hear or see anything suspicious or ever have any concerns. Let us teach our children to always be kind. Let us do everything we can, with all that we can, to ensure that our schools and community remain safe. 


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Latest News

  • May BOE Recognitions

    During May's regular BOE meeting we recognized the following staff and students:
    Teacher Feature: Dina Gunnells, Teacher of the Year, Carver Middle School
    Governor's School: Mira Ward and Ali Andrews
    State Superintendent Artwork Finalists and Winners: Janiya Breeden (SHS), Audrey Lane (SHS), Kate McDavid (Carver), Caroline Hicks (Covington Street). Janiya's piece, "Black Cat," was chosen by district office voting to represent Scotland County Schools at NC-DPI.
    ACT WorkKeys Platinum: George Brown, Marissa Cheek, Anna Maria Ferguson, Tavis Harrington, Wilson Hawn, Katherine Lighthall, Chase Lowery, Samuel Miles, Ryan Phillips, Jarobi Reed, Rylee Roller, Tianna Scott, Skyler Scott, Tyler Sellers, Kayleigh Smith, Margeaux Smith, Alexis Strong, Christopher Walters, Christopher Williams


  • SCS Celebrates 'Of the Year' Staff

    On Friday, May 4, the fellowship hall at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church was filled with some of the district's most outstanding staff. During its third annual 'Of the Year' program and luncheon, principals and administrators recognized those staff that have been named one of their school or department's 'Of the Year' employees. Congratulations to all of our staff that were recognized! Click here to view the program and a complete listing of all of the staff that were recognized. 


  • Special Olympics

    "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

    Special Olympics has to be everyone's favorite event of the year! Kudos to all of the staff, students, and volunteers who make this event so awesome every year! For more pictures from this year's event, check out the album with 350+ pictures on our district's Facebook page.  #bestdayever


  • Scotland County Schools Celebrates 'An Evening with the Arts'

    On Thursday, April 12, the commons and auditorium at Scotland High School were filled with the sights and sounds of our elementary, middle, and high school art, choral, and theater student talent.  We could not be prouder to have the opportunity to showcase the incredible gifts and abilities of our students and look forward to growing this event bigger and better every year!    


  • 2018 Robotics Showcase

    On Saturday, April 14, the gym at Scotland High School was filled with elementary, middle, and high school robotics team members showcasing their 21st century talents and skills. While the opportunity to witness the amazing technical skills of our students was indeed impressive, it was equally awesome to see the collaboration amongst team members and with other teams across the district. With STEM related careers expected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022, we couldn't be prouder that our students have this opportunity to learn these skills that will make them competitive in their academic and work careers after graduation.