Bates Middle School  

Principal:  Jeff Barrineau

Address:   715 Estate Street, Sumter, SC 29150

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

School Day: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Twitter – @WeAreBates

The first day of school is Monday, August 15.

Bates Middle School will host a mini camp for sixth grade students as follows:

6th Grade Mini-Camp

August 10 from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

No bus transportation will be provided for the mini-camps.

Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for August 23 at 5:30 PM.


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.  Gates will open at 7:15 a.m. and will close at 7:55 a.m.  At approximately 2:30 p.m., gates will be opened for afternoon pick-up.  Parents are not permitted to park in the front of the building to pick up students from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.