Principal:  Dr. Ayesha Hunter

Address:   715 Estate Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: (803) 775-0711     Fax: (803) 775-0715

School Day: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Bates Middle School will host an orientation for all students Friday, August 16, in the gym. The sixth grade teachers and administrators will host a mini-camp orientation from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM; seventh grade orientation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM; and eighth grade orientation will be from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon.  No bus transportation will be provided for orientation.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:

For the safety of students at Bates Middle School, all cars picking up and dropping off students should enter the drive from Scotkins Court and exit on Bailey Street.  Students are not to be dropped off or picked up on Bailey Street. Parents are not permitted to park in the front of the building to pick up students between 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  This blocks traffic during peak times.