1614 Walterboro St.
West Columbia, SC 29170
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
R. H. Fulmer Middle School serves 666 students in grades 6-8.
R. H. Fulmer Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower 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 43% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 666 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

R. H. Fulmer Middle School's student population of 666 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
666 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

R. H. Fulmer Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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. H. Fulmer Middle School is 0.66, which is more 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
#737 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
16%
11%
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Black
29%
33%
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White
48%
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
0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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?

36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

How many students attend R. H. Fulmer Middle School?

666 students attend R. H. Fulmer Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

48% of R. H. Fulmer Middle School students are White, 29% of students are Black, 16% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of R. H. Fulmer Middle School?

R. H. Fulmer Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does R. H. Fulmer Middle School offer ?

R. H. Fulmer Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

2   3/19/2015
My daughter's experience has been very awful for these past 5 months. This schools staff shows parents a facade at their very first day, and is a living hell for students. Most of Fulmers teachers are very uncaring, and seem to start things up with students. All of their punishments are a slap on the wrist, and oh yeah, have I mentioned that if students forget their ID's they force your child to eat last! The schools students are also notorious for bullying and always talking about SEX! I also left out the fact that the school barley tries to mention black history in Febuary, Which makes me have a very negative outlook on the district. The only thing good I have to say about this school is that they have a very good curriculum, which the teachers don't even enforce very well.
- Posted by Parent - ronal
5   9/19/2011
this school is a great school!!!:) i
- Posted by Student/Alumni - eeyor
5   9/26/2007
Fulmer middle school is a good school.the quality of the academic programs is good.at fulmer middle school there is a good selection of extracurricular activities like track orchestra band football...ect. fulmer gives awards for academic and athletic programs.the level of parent envolvment good there is alot of parent involvment.Fulmer is a good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - alphi

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 666 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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