• Honored at Byrnes

    Nixon Field, located behind J. F. Byrnes High School, is named in honor of D. M. Nixon. Mr. Nixon was a former superintendent of District Five Schools and served from 1956 until his retirement in 1965.

    Schofield Gymnasium is named in honor of R. Nelson Schofield. Mr. Schofield was an outstanding two-year tackle for Newberry College and was a 1990 Hall of Fame inductee. Mr. Schofield served as a football coach and assistant principal at Byrnes.

    The Jessie Mae Brown Media Center and the Frances S. Stewart Guidance Suite were named in honor of two former guidance counselors at Byrnes High School.

    Honors and Awards

    2000: Flagship School of Promise Award
    2000: SC Program of Excellence- Industrial Technology Department
    2000-2001: Exemplary Writing Award
    2001: Palmetto's Finest Finalist
    2002-2003: Palmetto Silver Award
    2003,2005-2006: Air Force JROTC Unit earned Commander's Outstanding Unit Award for each year of eligibility
    2006-2007: Air Force JROTC Unit earned Distinguished Unit with Merit
    2004, 2005-2006: Palmetto Gold Award
    2004: Red Carpet Award
    2005: Softball State Champions
    2006: Upper-State Softball Champions
    2008: State Volleyball Champions
    2008: Palmetto Silver Award
    2011, 2012, 2013: Rebel Theatre Company wins State Theatre Championship
    Rebel Regiment: Ten Time SC State Marching Band Champion (AAA: 1983, 1988; AAAA: 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
    Rebel Football: Ten Time SC State Champion ( AAA: 1976, 1982; AAAA: 1986, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)

    Student Achievement

    • Byrnes High School has celebrated a 20% increase in First Attempt HSAP scores over the past two years.
    • With an average ACT scores of 21.3, Byrnes High School had the highest average ACT in Spartanburg County. The BHS ACT score was also above state and national averages.