PROFICIENCY 43% 7% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Charleston 01
46%South Carolina

James Island Elementary is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Charleston 01" in Charleston, SC. There are a total of 506 students and 32 teachers at James Island Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 202 free lunch students and 19 reduced lunch students.

James Island Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 43.0%, which is 7% lower than the South Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch202
Reduced lunch19


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At James Island Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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James Island Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 50.9% 46.2% 52.7% 51.1%
African American 40.2% 42.0% 34.8% 15.9%
Asian 2.0% 1.5% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 7.6% 7.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.4% 3.0% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

James Island Middle School44%2.3Charleston, SC
James Island Charter High91%3.1Charleston, SC
Harbor View Elementary68%3.7Charleston, SC
Stiles Point Elementary66%3.7Charleston, SC
Murray Lasaine Elementary32%3.7Charleston, SC
Stono Park Elementary35%5.8Charleston, SC
Memminger Elementary12%5.9Charleston, SC
Charleston Development Academy37%6.2Charleston, SC
Buist Academy89%6.3Charleston, SC
Burke High32%6.4Charleston, SC
Charleston Progressive30%6.5Charleston, SC
Mitchell Elementary25%6.6Charleston, SC

Charleston demographics profile

StatisticCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)21514891
Median age56.238.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%56%55%
Speak English99%93%79%
Speak Spanish0%4%13%

Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade86.6%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college54.1%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.8%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.6%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters14.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The James Island Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.