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.  


School Announcements

  • Join us Tonight, April 6th from 5:30 pm til 7:30 pm to have fun and support our school. Chick-fil-A on Irby Street will donate a proceed of all sales back to Dewey L. Carter. See you Thursday, April 6th!!!

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