Dorchester School District Two will open its seventh middle school, East Edisto Middle School, in the Beech Hill area in August 2022. The school is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of the district and will alleviate overcrowding in several of the district’s middle schools.
- The new school will serve students in 6 through 8 grades.
- The school is located on a shared campus with Beech Hill Elementary School on property already owned by the school district.
- The building program capacity is approximately 1,000 students.
- The one-story facility is 119,830 square feet.
- Construction on the school began in early 2021 and the completion date is August 2022.
- The facility construction cost is $31 million that is being funded by impact fees and through bonds issued against the district’s 8% assessed property value.
- The architectural firm is SGA/NarmourWright Design.