Avg. test scores 2%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 66%

Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores48%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools3893279,221
Total private schools2636924,874
Total post-secondary schools11967,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Charleston are 2% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 38 public schools in Charleston
  • 92.7% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade
  • 92.2% of people in Charleston have completed high school
  • 50.2% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Charleston

      IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade92.7%83.0%84.3%
      Completed high school92.2%81.6%83.0%
      Completed some college76.7%56.6%59.4%
      Completed associate degree58.2%35.6%38.5%
      Completed bachelors50.2%26.5%30.3%
      Completed masters18.8%9.6%11.5%
      Completed professional degree6.9%2.5%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.3%1.1%1.3%

      Charleston, SC School Districts

      • Charleston County School District
      • Berkeley County School District

      There are a total of 38 public schools, 26 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools in Charleston. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Charleston, SC schools is 48%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Charleston, SC, an average of 92.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mount Pleasant, SC77,90769%41%
      Sullivan's Island, SC2,04967%35%
      Hanahan, SC20,71064%29%
      Goose Creek, SC40,55352%6%
      North Charleston, SC106,11341%16%
      Charleston, SC129,88848%2%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,53772%46%
      New Haven, CT130,40523%53%
      Carrollton, TX129,26680%63%
      Thornton, CO130,51129%40%
      Waco, TX130,65961%24%
      Charleston, SC129,88848%2%
      Source: The Charleston, SC 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.