Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonMississippiNational
Average Test Scores15%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools489379,221
Total private schools120624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Charleston, MS educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Charleston public schools have average test scores of 15% which is 45% lower than than the Mississippi average and 69% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charleston public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 69.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 63.6% have completed high school, 11.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Charleston are 69% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Charleston.
  • 69.0% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 63.6% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 11.6% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade69.0%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school63.6%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college36.4%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.6%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.2%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Charleston (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pope, MS21537%26%
Lambert, MS1,24927%45%
Charleston, MS1,80715%69%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Malta, MT1,80635%28%
Tigerville, SC1,80860%21%
Belle Rose, LA1,80860%21%
Camino, CA1,80642%15%
Bourbon, IN1,80874%50%
Charleston, MS1,80715%69%
Source: The Charleston, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.