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Orangeburg County School District facility assessment

Bethune-Bowman K-12

Capacity: About 1,300

Enrollment: 600

Utilization: 47%

Annual utility costs, pre-COVID: About $155,000.

Condition: Good

Branchville High School/Lockett Elementary

Capacity: 1,200

Enrollment: 541

Utilization: 41%

Annual utility costs, pre-COVID: About $143,000

Condition: Very good

Brookdale Elementary School

Capacity: 748

Enrollment: 278

Utilization: 37.17%

Annual utility costs: $87,543

Condition: Mostly outdated and in need of repairs.

Carver-Edisto Middle School

Capacity: 1,300

Enrollment: 674

Utilization: 45.7%

Annual utility cost: About $130,000

Condition: Good, but needs some updating and minor repairs.

Cope Area Career Center

Capacity: 340

Enrollment: No enrollment listed due to the transient nature of students.

Utilization: No utilization listed due to transient nature of students

Annual utility cost: $31,700.

Condition: Overall in good condition, but dated and needs some updating and minor repairs.

Dover Elementary School

Capacity: Around 704

Enrollment: 258

Utilization: 37%

Annual utility cost: About $74,000

Condition: The new portion of the school is in good condition. Roofs in the older portion, like the gym and media center, have water leak issues that need to be addressed.

Edisto Elementary School

Capacity: 880

Enrollment: 484

Utilization: 55%

Annual utility cost: $97,385

Condition: Good, with only minor repairs needed.

Edisto High School

Capacity: 1,440

Enrollment: 633

Utilization: 44%

Annual utility cost: $173,557

Condition: Good, with only minor repairs needed.

Edisto Primary School

Capacity: 1,232

Enrollment: 540

Utilization: 44%

Annual utility costs: $121,152

Condition: Very good condition, except for the gym. The gym is very old and needs lots of repairs.

Elloree Elementary School-Middle School

Capacity: 1,624

Enrollment: 420

Utilization: 26%

Annual utility cost: $130,811

Condition: Good condition, but needs updating and repairs. The baseball field is in bad shape. The football field and stadium bleachers need to be updated and repaired. The track is in bad shape.

Holly Hill Elementary School

Capacity: 1,078

Enrollment: 368

Utilization: 34%

Annual utility cost: $78,126.

Condition: The school is dated and needs some repairs, but overall in good condition.

Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School

Capacity: 1,456

Enrollment: 458

Utilization: 31%

Annual utility cost: $99,394

Condition: The older sections need a lot of repairs. The school’s newer sections are dated but only need minor repairs.

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler K-12

Capacity: 1,760

Enrollment: 420

Utilization: 24%

Annual utility cost: $174,329

Condition: Good condition, but with minor repairs needed.

Lake Marion High School and Technology Center

Capacity: 2,520

Enrollment: 688

Utilization: 27%

Annual utility cost: $395,722

Condition: The school is in very good condition.

Marshall Elementary School

Capacity: 1,144

Enrollment: 679

Utilization: 59%

Annual utility cost: $121,271

Condition: The new portion of the school is in good condition with minor repairs. The older section of the school has lots of issues that need to be addressed.

Mellichamp Elementary School

Capacity: 660

Enrollment: 220

Utilization: 33%

Annual utility cost: $85,305

Condition: The new section of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs. The older section is in need of lots of repairs.

North Middle-High School

Capacity: 1,008

Enrollment: 283

Utilization: 28%

Annual utility cost: $104,224

Condition: The school is in good condition, but the older portions of the school need some repairs.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School

Capacity: 1,950

Enrollment: 1,116

Utilization: 57%

Annual utility cost: $239,489

Condition: The overall school is dated and needs repairs in the older sections. There are moisture and roof leaks and the athletic facilities need a lot of repairs.

Rivelon Elementary School

Capacity: 528

Enrollment: 227

Utilization: 43%

Annual utility cost: $57,469

Condition: The newer portion of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs needed. The older section has a lot of issues that need to be addressed, such as walkway canopies, and the replacement of the old wooden-aluminum windows on older buildings.

Robert E. Howard Middle School

Capacity: 1,196

Enrollment: 423

Utilization: 35%

Annual utility cost: $147,486

Condition: The newer portion of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs needed. The older section of the school has lots of issues that need to be addressed. Walkway canopies need to be repaired and there is evidence of moisture problems in the brick work on the school’s exterior.

Sheridan Elementary School

Capacity: 990

Enrollment: 484

Utilization: 49%

Annual utility cost: $75,614

Condition: The new portion of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs needed. The older sections have a lot of issues and need repairs. There is also water damage to the school’s courtyard between the older classroom wings. The grading is poor and does not drain well.

St. James-Gaillard Elementary School

Capacity: 726

Enrollment: 249

Utilization: 34%

Annual utility cost: $39,889

Condition: Overall, the building looks outdated. The area of the school renovated in 1996 is in good condition with only minor repairs needed. Other areas of the school need repairs.

The Technology Center

Capacity: 800

Enrollment: No enrollment listed due to the transient nature of students.

Utilization: No utilization listed due to transient nature of students.

Annual utility cost: $105,730

Condition: Overall good condition, but dated looking and needs minor repairs.

Vance-Providence Elementary School

Capacity: 704

Enrollment: 215

Utilization: 31%

Annual utility cost: $45,763.

Condition: The new portion of the school is OK, with repairs needed. The old portion of the school has a lot of issues. A portion of the school is very bad and closed off. The area closed off is a two-story wooden structure with termite damage. There is rotted wood and mold damage throughout the building.

The HVAC unit has been turned off, causing additional mold and termite damage. The recommendation is to demolish the two-story structure and remove it.

Whittaker Elementary School

Capacity: 924

Enrollment: 407

Utilization: 44%

Annual utility cost: $155,822

Condition: The new portion of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs needed.

The older classroom wings are not in good condition and need lots of repairs such as ceiling tiles, flooring and windows. Walkway canopies are also in need of repair.

William J. Clark Middle School

Capacity: 1,534

Enrollment: 720

Utilization: 47%

Annual utility cost: $155,822

Condition: The newer portion of the school is in good condition with only minor repairs needed. The walkway cover and canopies are in need of major repairs. Replacing these are recommended.

There are water drainage issues between the older classroom wings and grading is poor and does not have catch basins and storm water piping to carry water away from the building.



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