Recent News

Adopt - A- School Program

The district is calling on all local churches and businesses to participate in a program designed to help the community learn more about how to help our children become better students and citizens. Click below to access the flyer for more information.

Adopt - A - School

District announces back to school Open House

Summer break is over and it is time to begin the best school year ever! Each school will host an Open House opportunity for parents to meet and greet teachers, faculty, staff and administration. Click below to access the Open House flyer that contains date and time.

Open House 2014

Community Eligibility Provision

The district is proud to announce its participation in the Community Eligibility Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act program. Click below to access the media release.

Community Eligibility Provision

Act 155 Diploma Petition Process

Hampton County School District 2 announces Act 155 diploma petition process. The district in now accepting diploma petition applications from former Estill High School students.

As a result of the law passed by the General Assemble, high school students no longer have to take an exit exam (HSAP) in order to graduate.

Check out the link below for eligibility requirements and application.

Act 155 Petition Process

2014-2015 Substitute Workshop

The substitute workshop for substitutes will be August 4 to August 6, 2014. All sessions will be held at the District Office Boardroom at 8 a.m. daily.

Board approves 2014 academic calendar

The Board of Trustees approved the 2014 academic calendar at its June 17, 2014 regularly scheduled meeting. Click on the link below to access to the approved academic calendar.

2014 Academic Calendar

Palmetto Gold and Silver Award


On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, announced the Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients for the 2013 – 2014 school year. The purpose for these awards is to recognize schools and centers for general performance and/or closing the achievement gap.

Hampton County School District 2 Board of Trustees and Superintendent of Schools would like to congratulate Estill Elementary School for being awarded the Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance and the Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap. We also congratulate Estill Middle School for being awarded the Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap.

Superintendent Gurley stated, “This honor is evident of the collaborative and transformational leadership, and the collective commitment of students, parents, and teachers to abandon the status quo which propelled us to move forward with our progress.”

Kudos to the learning communities of Estill Elementary School and Estill Middle School!