Children in the Johnsonville area attend one of three schools in Florence School District Five. One of five public school districts in Florence County, it covers approximately 88 square miles that includes a total population of 6,440 residents, which includes the 1,480 residents within the city limits.
As with many small-town communities, the identity of Johnsonville is closely related to the accomplishments of the schools. Community members hold high academic expectations, fully expecting the students, faculty, and staff to embody the district motto, "Every Student, Every Day." Florence School District Five employs 107 certified teachers and administrators and serves 1250 students.
Florence School District Five offers various programs and services to meet the needs of all students. In addition to 4K through fourth grade, the Johnsonville Elementary campus also houses Head Start and Special Services classes for students with mild to severe disabilities for the district. Students at Florence School District Five can receive support services such as Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. All district staff work collaboratively to provide a safe, data driven learning environment for "Every student, every day!" as South Carolina and Florence School District Five provides instruction based on the South Carolina College and Career Readiness standards. The district strives to close achievement gaps, recruit exceptional faculty, and proceed with providing every student in the district an exceptional educational experience every day so they are prepared to be college and career ready when they graduate from Florence School District Five.
Several technical colleges and two major universities are within an hour’s drive of Johnsonville. For more information, click one of the links below:
Coastal Carolina University: https://www.coastal.edu/
Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence): https://www.fdtc.edu/
Florence-Darlington Technical College (Lake City): https://www.fdtc.edu/about/campus/lake-city/
Francis Marion University: https://www.fmarion.edu/
Horry-Georgetown Technical College: https://www.hgtc.edu/index.html
Williamsburg Technical College: http://www.wiltech.edu/