Demographics

Whale Branch Middle School is a public 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 feeder schools. The other feeder schools are James Davis Early Childhood Center and Joseph Shanklin Elementary. Upon completion of their academic requirements, the students matriculate to Whale Branch Early College. The largely rural area that encompasses the 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. Our beautiful facility was opened in 2000.

Whale Branch Middle School is comprised of 211 female students and 191 male students for a total of 402 students. Total student population per grade level is as follows: 5th grade-98 students, 6th grade-111 students, 7th grade-95 students, and 8th grade-98 students. Of these students, 321 are African American, 57 are White/Caucasian, 13 are Hispanic, 8 are two or more races, 2 American Indian and 1 Asian. 55 of these students have Individual Education Plans and 363 receive free or reduced price meals.