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91%
  • James Island Charter High
  • 1000 Ft. Johnson Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,577
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
89%
  • Buist Academy
  • 103 Calhoun Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 464
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
81%
  • West Ashley High
  • 4060 West Wildcat Boulevard, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,680
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
80%
  • St. Johns High
  • 1518 Main Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
75%
  • Montessori Community School
  • 2122 Wood Avenue, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 232
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
70%
  • Daniel Island School
  • 2365 Daniel Island Drive, Charleston
  • Berkeley 01
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 1,390
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
68%
  • Harbor View Elementary
  • 1576 Harbor View Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 630
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
67%
  • Ashley River Creative Arts
  • 1871 Wallace School Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 587
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
66%
  • Stiles Point Elementary
  • 883-a Mikell Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 647
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
65%
  • Orange Grove Charter School
  • 1225 Orange Branch Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 809
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
60%
  • Charleston Charter School For Math And Science
  • 1002 King Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 532
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
58%
  • St. Andrew's School Of Math And Science
  • 30 Chadwick Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 721
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
55%
  • Drayton Hall Elementary
  • 3138 Ashley River Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 763
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
44%
  • James Island Middle School
  • 1484 Camp Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
43%
  • James Island Elementary
  • 1872 Grimball Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 506
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
42%
  • Oakland Elementary
  • 505-a Arlington Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 540
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
41%
  • C. E. Williams Middle School For Creative & Scientific Arts
  • 640 Butte Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 650
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
41%
  • Springfield Elementary
  • 2741 Clover Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 657
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
40%
  • Greg Mathis Charter High
  • 2872 Azalea Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 73
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
37%
  • Charleston Development Academy
  • 233 Line Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 207
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
35%
  • Stono Park Elementary
  • 1699 Garden Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 308
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
32%
  • Murray Lasaine Elementary
  • 891 Mikell Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 232
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
32%
  • Burke High
  • 244 President Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 452
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
30%
  • Charleston Progressive
  • 382 Meeting Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 390
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
27%
  • Angel Oak Elementary
  • 6134 Chisolm Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 410
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
26%
  • West Ashley Middle School
  • 1776 Kennerty Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 637
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
25%
  • Mitchell Elementary
  • 2 Perry Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 358
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
25%
  • James Simons Elementary
  • 741 King Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 270
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
20%
  • Pattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education
  • 2014 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 31
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
19%
  • Sanders-clyde Elementary
  • 805 Morrison Drive, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 511
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
12%
  • Memminger Elementary
  • 20 Beaufain Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 329
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
n/a
  • Carolina Voyager Charter
  • 30 Race Street, Charleston
  • Charleston 01
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 69
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
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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
The Charleston, SC educational system consists of 38 public schools, 26 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Charleston public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 4% higher than than the South Carolina average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charleston public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.2% have completed high school, 50.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Charleston schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Charleston, SC schools.

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.
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