Spartanburg District Four values the arts and places special emphasis on its fine arts programs. Woodruff High School has a designated fine arts wing that houses its visual and performing arts classes. The District Administrative Office proudly displays decades of William L. Howell Art Purchase Awards, artwork purchased from students.
The high quality of the visual arts program is recognized across the state as Woodruff High School students consistently compete for top honors. In 2014-15 and 2015-16, the SC Archibald Rutledge winner (highest visual arts award in SC) and the runner-up were from District Four. The performing arts program produces a marching band that consistently rates high in competitions and qualifies to compete in the SC Marching Band Competition. The choral program performs to high ratings each year at the Carowinds Music Festival.
We believe the arts contribute to the academic success of our students and are integral in the development of the whole child. We appreciate the hard work of our fine arts staff and the support our arts programs receive from our families and community.
Fine Arts Staff
Carla Blanton – Chorus at Woodruff Middle School & Woodruff High School
Samantha Brown – Art at Woodruff High School
John Carroll – Music at Woodruff Primary School
Brian Grant – Band Director
Bryan McConnell – Art at Woodruff Middle School
Diana Olencki – Art at Woodruff High School
Bradd Parton – Music at Woodruff Elementary School
Lindsey Shilling – Art at Woodruff Primary School
Dylan Sims – Assistant Band Director
Nancy Vaughn – Art at Woodruff Elementary School