3500 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Thomas C. Cario Middle School serves 1,141 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas C. Cario Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (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 75% (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 15% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Thomas C. Cario Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

Thomas C. Cario Middle School's student population of 1,141 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,141 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas C. Cario Middle School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Thomas C. Cario Middle School is 0.27, 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
#89 out of 1149 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
6%
33%
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White
85%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   11/15/2012
I love this school. Great teacher, safe, and a loving staff. I so recommend this area to go to this school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Hokie

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,141 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27

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