Dewey L Carter Elementary

Educate! Prepare! Inspire!


  • Welcome to Dewey L. Carter! 

    Dewey L. Carter is a community rural school located in Effingham, SC, that excels and strives to meet our students’ varying needs each day. We desire and guide our students to excel in academics, develop a love for learning through experiences, and live life to its fullest potential. Our school, established in 1981, is comprised of more than 800 students from 4K – 6th grade and we also have approximately 90 dedicated staff members, many of whom attended Dewey L. Carter, thus our rich tradition of family and community continues.  Our staff models integrity and demonstrates a love for learning and our children each day and are fully committed to meeting the diverse needs of our students.  


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  • SC Ready

    Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the SC Ready test in May. Grades 4-6 will be taking the test on-line. The link below will take you to the practice tests for each grade level. We will be taking the practice tests here at school. We also encourage you to let your children take the practice test at home so they will be very familiar with the format when test day arrives. If you have any questions about testing please contact Heather Gardner ( or Beth Moore (

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