North Charleston school information

IndexNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores41%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools293279,221
Total private schools636924,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963
The North Charleston, SC educational system consists of 2 public schools, 6 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. North Charleston public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 11% lower than than the South Carolina average and 16% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of North 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 80.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.5% have completed high school, 21.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in North Charleston are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in North Charleston.
  • 80.0% of people in North Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.5% of people in North Charleston have completed high school.
  • 21.2% of people in North Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in North Charleston

IndexNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade80.0%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school78.5%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college53.2%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.0%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters6.1%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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%
Summerville, SC47,91956%14%
Goose Creek, SC40,55352%6%
North Charleston, SC106,11341%16%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pompano Beach, FL106,00435%29%
Pearland, TX106,23885%73%
Norwalk, CA106,36031%37%
Palm Bay, FL106,57350%2%
Everett, WA106,58041%16%
North Charleston, SC106,11341%16%
Source: The North 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.