Dorchester School District Two opened 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 serves 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.
- 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.