Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores72%71%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools3893279,235
Total private schools2636924,875
Total post-secondary schools11967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Charleston are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 38 public schools in Charleston.
  • 91.9% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.3% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 49.2% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Charleston

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  • Apple Charter School1101 Camp RoadGrades: KG - 06Students: 114 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Ashley River Creative Arts1871 Wallace School RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 589 · Ratio: 14:192
  • Burke High244 President StreetGrades: 07 - 12Students: 615 · Ratio: 11:139
  • C. E. Williams Middle School For Creative & Scient640 Butte StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 645 · Ratio: 17:179
  • Charleston Charter School For Math And Science1002 King StreetGrades: 06 - 11Students: 364 · Ratio: 15:177
  • Charleston Development Academy233 Line StreetGrades: KG - 06Students: 146 · Ratio: 19:181
  • Daniel Island School2365 Daniel Island DriveGrades: PK - 08Students: 1,166 · Ratio: 17:189
  • Drayton Hall Elementary3138 Ashley River RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 821 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Edmund A. Burns Elementary3750 Dorchester RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 412 · Ratio: 13:131
  • Fort Johnson Middle1825 Camp RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 537 · Ratio: 16:184
  • Gregg Mathis Charter High (Youthbuild)2872 Azalea DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 7 · Ratio: 8:1n/a
  • Harbor View Elementary1576 Harbor View RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 583 · Ratio: 17:189
  • James Island Charter High1000 Fort Johnson RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,364 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • James Island Elementary1872 Grimball RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 499 · Ratio: 16:179
  • James Island Middle1484 Camp RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 389 · Ratio: 15:171
  • Mitchell Elementary2 Perry StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 326 · Ratio: 10:156
  • Murray Lasaine Elementary691 Riverland DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 174 · Ratio: 11:173
  • Oakland Elementary505-A Arlington DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 519 · Ratio: 15:172
  • Orange Grove Elementary Charter1225 Orange Branch RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 712 · Ratio: 13:188
  • Pattison'S Academy For Comprehensive Education2014 Bees Ferry RoadGrades: KG - 08Students: 3 · Ratio: 8:1n/a
  • Sanders-Clyde Elementary805 Morrison DriveGrades: PK - 08Students: 522 · Ratio: 15:149
  • Springfield Elementary2741 Clover StreetGrades: PK - 07Students: 845 · Ratio: 19:179
  • St. Andrews Middle721 Wappoo RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 505 · Ratio: 14:163
  • St. Andrews School Of Math And Science30 Chadwick DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 744 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Stiles Point Elementary883-A Mikell DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 699 · Ratio: 19:189
  • Stono Park Elementary1699 Garden StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 336 · Ratio: 14:179
  • West Ashley High4060 West Wildcat BoulevardGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,889 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • West Ashley Middle1776 Kennerty DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 356 · Ratio: 11:156

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Compare Charleston, SC Education To Other Cities

Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade91.9%82.1%83.8%
Completed high school91.3%80.6%82.4%
Completed some college75.4%55.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree56.5%34.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors49.2%25.3%29.3%
Completed masters18.7%9.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree7.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.6%1.0%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.
Mount Pleasant, SC72,37990%32%
Goose Creek, SC38,54578%14%
North Charleston, SC102,14363%7%
Charleston, SC125,45872%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Simi Valley, CA125,69959%14%
Coral Springs, FL125,15059%14%
Concord, CA125,01742%38%
Thornton, CO124,70753%23%
Carrollton, TX124,50191%34%
Charleston, SC125,45872%6%
Source: The Charleston, SC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.