Furman Middle School

Furman Middle School serves 858 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Furman Middle School operates within the Sumter 01 School District.

School Overview

The student population of 858 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 858 students
Furman Middle School Total Students (2012-2014)
Gender % Furman Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Furman Middle School Total Teachers (2012-2014)
Students by Grade Furman Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Furman Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2012-2014)
Hispanic
5%
7%
Furman Middle School Black Students (2012-2014)
Black
49%
35%
Furman Middle School Black Students (2012-2014)
White
44%
52%
Furman Middle School White Students (2012-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Furman Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Furman Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.57 0.41
Furman Middle School Diversity Score (2012-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
79%
51%
Furman Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2012-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
Furman Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2012-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,092 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,681 is higher than the state average of $9,366. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,480 is higher than the state average of $9,666. The district spending/student has grown by 31% over four years.
School District Name Sumter 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
8
Number of Students Managed 8,092 4,192
Sumter 01 School District Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $38 MM
Sumter 01 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $101 MM $39 MM
Sumter 01 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,681 $9,366
Sumter 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,480 $9,666
Sumter 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Lakewood High School (7.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bates Middle School (9.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pocalla Springs Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SumterPocalla Springs Elementary School
    2.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 890 students2060 Bethel Church Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)481-5800
    2.3PK-5890
  • PinewoodManchester Elementary School
    3.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 460 students200 East Clark St
    PinewoodSC 29125
    (803)452-5454
    3.2PK-5460
  • SumterLakewood High School
    7.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1131 students350 Old Manning Rd
    SumterSC 29150
    (803)506-2700
    7.39-121131
  • SumterKingsbury Elementary School
    8.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 749 students825 Kingsbury Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)775-6244
    8.5PK-5749
  • SumterSumter County Career Center
    Vocational School
    8.5 miles | Grades: 9-122612 Mccray's Mill Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)481-8575
    8.59-12n/a

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