About Us

Cowpens Middle School is a public, rural middle school located in northern Spartanburg County, SC. Our students live in Cowpens and in the surrounding area of Cannons, Clifton, and Glendale. We serve students in grades six through eight. The current enrollment at Cowpens Middle School is approximately 400 students.

Spartanburg District Three Mission Statement

Our mission, in Spartanburg District Three, is to provide experiences and teach world class skills and values which empower all children to achieve their fullest potential.


Dr. Max Deaton

I was born and raised in Spartanburg District Three. My wife, Jennifer Deaton, and I have two boys, Andrew and Landon.  

Personal Message
I would like to welcome you to Cowpens Middle School. Whether you are attending CMS for the first time or are a returning student,  I want you to have the best middle school experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask your teacher, counselor, or me. I look forward to working with you to ensure another outstanding school year. 

University of South Carolina Upstate, BA, Elementary Education
Converse College, Masters in Administration
Gardner Webb University, Doctor of Education

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Spartanburg School District Three does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil and Personnel Services, 3535 Clifton Glendale Road, Glendale, SC 29346,
(864) 279-6000, [email protected]