Thomas C. Cario Middle School

School Overview


3500 Thomas Cairo Blvd

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

(843) 856-4595

School Website

View map


Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,376

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Thomas C. Cario Middle School

We have just relocated here from the Northeast, and I will not hesitate to say that this school is outstanding. From the Administration to the individual teachers, we have been very satisfied with the daily operations. The teachers really care about the kids in a genuine way. They go out of their way ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/13

The Fine Arts programs at Cario are excellent. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Art and Theatre programs far exceed any other middle school in the area in quality, as well as student and parent involvement.

Posted by a parent on 02/16/13

The school touts it's status as the "best middle school in South Carolina" (based on state test scoring.. It is, in fact, because of the local demographics: if you are white, affluent, and have no Special Education needs, the school is one of the safer buildings in the District. Academically, it is ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/13/13

This schools biggest problem is the size. The large classes and pods make classroom management a huge problem. A lot of the students there have no respect for other students' property. Theft is a big problem but the biggest is the lack of respect for fellow students and teachers. If the school was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/12

We are having a horrible experience with bullying - my daughter comes home in tears and begs to transfer to another school. While the principal tries to implement change, he can't control the day to day actions of all of the students.

Posted by a parent on 11/02/11

Cario has a new "fix it" principal. Since the beginning of the year, he's made some great changes. If you've heard bad things, stay tuned.

Posted by a parent on 12/05/10

Cario has a big problem with discrimination and lack of tolerence of differences. The teachers lack knoweledge and enthusiasm for their subjects and the Principal has shows room for improvement. We actually had a student tell our child that grades do not matter! This is after we have been in their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

Hello everyone, Cario is a great school in a great location. Please don t judge this school. It is a great place to learn. The Cario does prepare the child for the next grade but like any public school it needs the parents support. Teacher can only do so much, parents must demand more. If anyone has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

There is a lot of disrespect and peer pressure, I also think that the teachers don't really care all to much unless your really outgoing. I never even knew who the principle was until the middle of my second year here. also they have to many rules that dont really prepare you for high school, like lining ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/17/10

Cario Middle has great teachers who care so much about the kids!! This school also offers the most unbelievable clubs and groups. There is something for everyone!!

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

Have a question about schools? Ask it at Trulia Voices. See more reviews at

School Profile for Thomas C. Cario Middle School

Test scores
Test scores for Thomas C. Cario Middle School

PASS* Test Scores

Grade Level:

Test Year: 2012
Thomas C. Cario Middle School
Charleston County School District
South Carolina
* In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Homes for sale near Thomas C. Cario Middle School

1300 Park West Blvd #701 1300 Park W...
2 br  2 ba
3210 John Bartram Pl 3210 John B...
3 br  2 ba
1504 Clarendon Way 1504 Claren...
3 br  2 ba
1458 Clarendon Way 1458 Claren...
4 br  2 ½ ba
1450 Caldwell Ct 1450 Caldwe...
3 br  2 ½ ba
1300 Park West Blvd #1014 1300 Park W...
2 br  2 ba
Nearby Schools
Charts and Data
Mount Pleasant schools — Thomas C. Cario Middle School is located at 3500 Thomas Cairo Blvd, Mount Pleasant SC 29466. 3500 Thomas Cairo Blvd is in the 29466 ZIP code in Mount Pleasant, SC The school district for Thomas C. Cario Middle School is the Charleston County School District. Thomas C. Cario Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
School information provided by OnBoard Informatics Copyright (c) 2008. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Copyright © 2014 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer