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715 Estate St

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 775-0711

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 750

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Bates Middle School

Bates is great! New administration with a hard working staff. The discipline/behavior of the students is wonderful.Very hard working teachers and students!

Posted by a parent on 05/02/13

My son has been at Bates Middle School for 6th and 7th grade and we are now entering 8th grade. With this experience I think overall the academic teaching capabilities of the teachers is unsatisfactory. The class size at this school us too larger to reach individual students and the teachers don't seem ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/17/11

I have taught in elementary and middle schools during my career as a teacher and the leadership at this school is by far the least effective I have ever worked under. There are few if any classroom visits by the principal or assistants, the students are undisciplined and wild at times due to that same ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 12/15/10

I love Bates because most of the children are awesome. They want to learn but are sometimes side-tracked and distracted by the ones that could not care less about an education. We recently were accredited to be an MYP school , which will be a plus for the students giving them the international awareness ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/15/10

As a teaher at Bates Middle School, there are a few things I feel must be addressed. Academically, Bates offers an outstanding educational opportunity for each student. We, as teachers, are very involved with our students' progress in the curriculum. Our problems lie within our leadership. Our ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/05/10

I read the review from February 21 and wanted to add my own one. I went to see my daughter at lunch last month and when I went in the cafeteria I was shocked at the behavior and noise. The students were out of control and the principal and an assistant were sitting there watching like nothing was going ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/16/10

My son attended Bates for about two months before we removed him. If you want to know what's going on, have lunch with your student and walk the halls. They have lots of rules that are not enforced in any way. There are teachers who try very hard, but you can tell they are discouraged. There are also ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/10

Great teachers, bad administration! The teachers try hard but Bates has gone far downhill over the past two years. My daughter was an 8th grader this past year and I was very disappointed at the direction the school is taking. Dr. Lancaster, the principal, is not involved in the school like the previous ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/09

This is my 3rd year at Bates and i absoultey love it. theres always someone who you can get along with no mater what. and the teachers are absoultey awesome. we also have a IB program. meaning some kids take spanish! im happy to say that last year the class i had was the first one at Bates. i love this ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/11/07

This is my 2nd year at Bates and i absoultey love it. theres always someone who you can get along with no mater what. and the teachers are absoultey awesome. we also have a IB program. meaning some kids take spanish! im happy to say that last year the class i had was the first one at Bates. i love this ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/18/07

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School Profile for Bates Middle School

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Student enrollment:
750
Students per teacher:
15
Full-time teachers:
50
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Bates Middle School Enrollment by Grade

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Sumter schools — Bates Middle School is located at 715 Estate St, Sumter SC 29150. 715 Estate St is in the 29150 ZIP code in Sumter, SC The school district for Bates Middle School is the Sumter County School District 01. Bates Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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