1157 Madden Bridge Road
Central, SC 29630
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
R. C. Edwards Middle School serves 840 students in grades 6-8.
R. C. Edwards Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

R. C. Edwards Middle School's student population of 840 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
840 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

R. C. Edwards Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of R. C. Edwards Middle School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#291 out of 1149 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
9%
33%
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White
76%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend R. C. Edwards Middle School?

840 students attend R. C. Edwards Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

76% of R. C. Edwards Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of R. C. Edwards Middle School?

R. C. Edwards Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does R. C. Edwards Middle School offer ?

R. C. Edwards Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

5   8/2/2019
This school is amazing.the band program is fantastic but the learning is a bit advanced but not to hard o can''t wait for next year :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Teri b
2   1/24/2014
This school is amazing accept in the learning ways...which by far is way to ahead for students at this age there is no reason for a student to learn at this high of a level at 11-15 years old that's why we have high school
- Posted by Parent - bella
2   3/20/2011
i do not think its the right kind of school for a child who wants to learn important vaules in life.
- Posted by Parent - lalal

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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