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1890 N. Rocky River Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720-8925
p. 803-285-8473

Buford Middle School
in Lancaster, SC

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

District & State Agencies

School District:
Lancaster 01
State Agency:
South Carolina Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered6th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs27.8
Surrounding communityRural, Distant Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Lancaster, SC 29720-8925
Total Population44,070 (23,553 urban / 20,517 rural)
Households16,940 (2.57 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,919
Families12,251 (3.02 people per family)
Pop. — African American12,978
Pop. — Asian196
Pop. — Pacific Islander25
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native214
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)30,465
Pop. — Other531

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 167 38%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 40 9%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 207 47%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     13%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A29%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A44%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A51%
White Non-HispanicN/A66%
All Students>65%59%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 648 88.97%
GED Recipients     5.57%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Buford Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic55<12%39%
Asian / Pacific Islander61%1%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic371>85%53%
6th Grade 19 2 113 134
7th Grade 14 2 4 139 159
8th Grade 22 2 119 143
Total 55 4 6 371 436

Lancaster 01 – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Buford Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides162.8>42%40%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors6.8<2%2%
Library / Media Specialist19.0<5%5%
Library / Media Support18.0>5%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)6.3<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)29.4>8%6%
Guidance Staff Total35.7>9%9%
District Admins10.2<3%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt5.0<1%2%
School Admins41.5<11%12%
School Admin/Sppt2.0<1%3%
Other Support2.0<1%1%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Lancaster 01 Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $3
Payments to Charter Schools$580,000<$50$141
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$146,408,000>$12,705$7,255
 Issued During Fiscal Year$5,500,000<$477$3,818
 Retired During Fiscal Year$5,500,000<$477$3,818
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$144,433,000>$12,534$9,054
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$6,886,000<$597$657
 Bond Fund$14,016,000<$1,216$3,168
 Other Funds$19,526,000>$1,694$1,572
Total Revenues$110,075,000<$9,552$10,152
Total Expenses$118,119,000<$10,250$10,422

Lancaster 01 Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$30,727,000$21,485,814
Special Education Programs$5,479,000$4,393,477
Vocational Education Programs$1,632,000$968,546
Other Education Programs$306,000$268,691
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$39,091,000$10,769,000$25,322,948$7,066,722
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$3,948,000$1,129,000$2,775,685$758,864
 General Administration$349,000$603,000$299,828$191,920
 School Administration$4,205,000$1,145,000$2,715,875$744,875
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$967,000$342,000$1,729,515$592,897
 Student Transportation$1,179,000$334,000$1,117,686$341,628
 Business / Central / Other$1,611,000$427,000$1,072,132$330,880
Food Services$1,618,000$597,000$1,154,639$428,458

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Lancaster 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$6,874,000<$596$675
  General Administration$1,158,000<$100$157
  School Administration$5,432,000<$471$493
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$6,698,000<$581$808
  Student Transportation$2,253,287<$195$314
  Business / Central / Other$2,714,000<$235$270
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$4,300,000<$373$488
  Enterprise Operations$175,000<$15$38
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$968,000>$84$54
 Adult Education$735,000<$63$71
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$96,000<$8$237
 Instructional Equipment$667,000>$57$49
 Other Equipment$1,380,000<$119$157
 Non-Specified Equipment$170,000<$14$76
Payments to State Govt's$118,000<$10$35
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$39,000<$3$34
Debt Interest$5,042,000>$437$293

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Lancaster 01.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$2,482,000<$215$303
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,433,000<$211$262
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$548,000<$47$63
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$47,000<$4$5
  Title V, Part A$17,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$166,000<$14$21
  Bilingual Education$30,000<$2$4
  Child Nutrition Act$2,541,000<$220$323
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $21
  Indian Education   
  Other  $6
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$19,146,000>$1,661$1,345
 Staff Improvement Programs$12,633,000<$1,096$1,202
 Special Education Programs$5,325,000<$462$517
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$2,521,000<$218$348
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs$355,000<$30$39
 Vocational Education Programs$2,621,000<$227$436
 School Lunch Programs$7,000 $1
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$708,000>$61$41
 Transportation Programs$727,000<$63$76
 Other Programs$8,396,000<$728$817
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$1,157,000<$100$137
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$28,139,000<$2,441$2,942
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $299
 From Other School Systems$21,000<$1$14
 From Cities and Counties$2,001,000<$173$219
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$70,000<$6$12
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $8
 School Lunch$1,388,000>$120$111
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$2,293,000<$198$203
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services   
 Interest Earnings$2,711,000>$235$195

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