Demographics

Whale Branch Middle School is a public Title I school serving students in fifth through eighth grades from a large rural area stretching from the Marine Corps Air Station to Yemassee, South Carolina. The lovely sixty acre campus is shared with Whale Branch Elementary, which is one of three schools in our cluster. The other schools are James Davis Early Childhood Center and Whale Branch Early College High School.

Our beautiful Whale Branch Middle School was opened in 2000. The largely rural area that encompasses our cluster also includes the Marine Corps Air Station, home to F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets, to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, home to all Marine Corps recruits from east of the Mississippi River and to all female recruits, and to the Beaufort Hospital. 

Whale Branch Middle School is comprised of 180 female students and 178 male students for a total of 358 students. Total student population per grade level is as follows: 5th grade-85 students, 6th grade-91 students, 7th grade-87 students, and 8th grade-95 students. Enrollment by race/ethnicity: 292 are African American, 24 are White/Caucasian, 30 are Hispanic, 10 are two or more races, 1 American Indian, 1 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 0 Asian. Of these students, 358 receive free or reduced price meals.

Upon completion of their academic requirements, our students matriculate to Whale Branch Early College.