Furman Middle School

3400 Bethel Church Rd

Sumter, SC 29154

Tel: (803)481-8519
Grades: 6-8

939 students

Furman Middle School serves 939 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% 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.

Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 939 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Students by Grade Furman Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from : over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Hispanic
2%
7%
Black
47%
37%
White
45%
52%
All Ethnic Groups Furman Middle School Sch Ethnicity Furman Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.58 0.41
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.
72%
51%
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.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,341 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Sumter 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
7
Number of Students Managed 8,341 4,051
Sumter 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $84 MM $37 MM
Sumter 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $105 MM $43 MM
Sumter 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,396 $9,170
Sumter 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,786 $10,604
Sumter 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • SumterPocalla Springs Elementary School
    2060 Bethel Church Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)481-5800
    2.3 mi | 917 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PinewoodManchester Elementary School
    200 East Clark St
    PinewoodSC 29125
    (803)452-5454
    3.2 mi | 466 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • SumterLakewood High School
    350 Old Manning Rd
    SumterSC 29150
    (803)506-2700
    7.3 mi | 1112 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SumterSumter County Career Center
    Vocational School
    2612 Mccray's Mill Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)481-8575
    Vocational School

    8.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • SumterKingsbury Elementary School
    825 Kingsbury Rd
    SumterSC 29154
    (803)775-6244
    8.5 mi | 683 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Sumter, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.41, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Sumter is Shaw Heights Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.