"No Excuses, Only Excellence"

OCSD5 Mission 

OCSD5 exists to provide effective teaching and learning through equitable, high expectations and digital learning environments to ensure academic success for all students through collaborative partnerships.

OCSD5 Vision

OCSD5 will graduate all students with life characteristics, world-class knowledge and skills, college and career ready.

 Winter Break 

December 18, 2017- January 1, 2018


Enjoy your break and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

School Opens: January 2, 2018


Helpful Resources 

2017-18 School Calendar                                Read to Succeed 


School Supply List 2017-2018                         Powerscool for Parents





1st Quarter Honor and Award Ceremony 





Brookdale's Professional Development

"Interperting Instructional Standards"







 Brookdale Elementary and
OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year

Dr. Mary Williams

   I am elated to be selected to represent Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five as the 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year and Brookdale Elementary as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!!!! This honor is a blessing  that I will not take lightly. I am a native of St. George, SC.  I graduated from St. George High School, Class of '94.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University, a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Lesley University, an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, and a Doctor of Education degree from Argosy University in Instructional Leadership.  I am a proud mother of two beautiful, talented, and smart college students and a Bonus Mom to a precious GLAM baby.  I enjoy traveling, eating different cuisines, spending time with family and friends, and reading. My inspirational motto is: To whom much is give, much is required. Again, it is an honor to serve as the 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year and Brookdale Elementary's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. 

 First Days of School at Brookdale!  

Pre-Kindergarten: B. Irick and M. Shuler

Kindergarten:  V. Thackston and G. Walker

 Kindergarten:  W. Truewell and A. Gissentanner

First Grade:  K. Murray and D. Wolfe                                 


 Second Grade:  L. Murray and C. Davis


Third Grade:  M. Jefferson and T. Dimsoy

 Fifth Grade:  K. McDaniels and D. Williams 

Third through Fifth Grade: S. Marapally, M. Williams, Hook

Media Center:  K. Dantzler and D. Innis

 Speech:  S. Mitchell      Resource:  S. Armstead

 Receptionist:  L. Haynes

Principal Secretary/Bookkeeper:  P. Gilyard


 Music:  Smith 

Building:  Fredrick 

V. Staley




 Fourth and Fifth Grade S. Sharperson and E. Corley

 District 5 Year Strategic Plan 2017