There are over 16,000 students in the three public school districts throughout Orangeburg County. Within these three districts, there are 29 schools; 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, and eight high schools – all with programs designed to help pupils meet their full potential as students, citizens, and future employees.
The overall goals of the public school system in Orangeburg County are that all students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals and will be contributing members of the community.
The private school system offers an alternative in education. There are 9 private schools dispersed throughout the County: five kindergartens, three grade schools (1-8), and four schools with grades 1-12.