Rural Snapshot: Dillon County, South Carolina

Last Updated: August 17, 2016

Back in 2007, the school still had a furnace fueled by coal. Students in Dillon had little access to Advanced Placement courses, art and music; and teacher salaries were much lower than in other parts of the state. J.V. Martin had the lowest ratings possible for achievement and improvement on its state report card that year. Nearly half of its students scored "below basic" on the state’s English language arts exam.

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