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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
A.R. Rucker Middle School is a public, magnet school located in Lancaster, SC. It has 534 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
422 Old Dixie Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Telephone
(803) 416-8555

A.R. Rucker Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,852
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,700
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
534
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,241
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.4%
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3 reviews
Rucker has an amazing media center and literacy program. The amazing teachers and staff work hard to support the students, their health, and literacy. The highly experienced teachers make differences in the day to day life of their students. The downside to the school is that the teachers are not supported by leadership, and the school will continue to face high turnover until it wakes up to the reality of in support teachers, and reviews the cheating policies, which some parents have pushed and succeeded for their children to succeed with cheating. It is wiped under the table. The teachers are great, but they will continue leaving if something does not change.
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Awesome School!!! I think the staff is great and very helpful. My Son loves going there and is an honor student. I also love the interaction with his teachers and I. I would recommend this school for any one moving to this location.
Rucker has wonderful teachers who will go miles for their students. Most are highly qualified and have been recognized, yet they are not trusted to do their jobs in accordance with state standards and according to their training. This is because the administration fears law suits from any single, angry parent. The administration will often give into the parent without backing up the teachers. The school will face high turnover because there isn't any support for the teachers.