Fountain Inn High School
Fountain Inn High School rendering

High school is set to open in Fountain Inn, S.C., 64 years after the city's last high school closed

July 21, 2021
The Greenville County district has built Fountain Inn High to mimic a college campus

The 229,000-square-foot Fountain Inn High School in Fountain Inn, S.C., will be the city's first high school in more than 60 years.

The new school, set to open later this summer, has been built by the Greenville County district to alleviate crowding at Mauldin and Hillcrest high schools, The Charleston Post and Courier reports.

The previous Fountain Inn High School closed in 1957 when Hillcrest High School opened in Simpsonville, S.C.

Although other schools in the district have renovated or added buildings to their campuses, this is the first completely new high school built in Greenville County in more than 50 years.

The new facility is built to accommodate about 2,000 students, but will be limited to only 320 freshmen in its first year. The district plans to add a new grade level each year.

The school will focus on advanced manufacturing and technology through its Institute of Automation and Engineering. The institute houses the technology necessary for students to complete pathway programs in STEM-related fields, including engineering, mechatronics and computer science.

The campus is designed to have a college campus-like atmosphere, with collaborative spaces and flexible classrooms and offices.

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