It is in the northeastern part of the state and the northern part of Florence County.
The average elevation above sea level is around 140 ft (43 m).
The school system also supports an alternative school for middle and/or high school students, a vocational career center, and an adult learning center.
The district and its schools have been recognized as being among the state's best with numerous awards, including the Palmetto's Finest Award.
Jeffries Creek is a tributary of the Great Pee Dee River and is the main waterway that flows through the city, passing south of the city center.