Daniel Island School

  • Daniel Island School serves 1,169 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

Daniel Island School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Daniel Island School's student population of 1,169 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,169 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Daniel Island School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Daniel Island School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#144 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
5%
34%
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White
89%
51%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Daniel Island School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.210.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
64%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBerkeley 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  3.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Daniel Island school is exceptional. My 3 children go here and love it. The teachers are easy to contact and are very helpful. They have had no issue with any bullying or making alot of new friends. I am so glad they are attending such a great school.
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1  
This school aware of bullying and doesn't do anything and blames it on the victim. They don't do anything, the staff does not care to Flips about the students.
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5  
This school is stunning and everything is perfect. The above comment is total nonsense as Daniel Island is very friendly and people get along quite nice.
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2  
The school is real nice but they have a problem with some of the girls bullying. My daughter went through two years of pure misery and the administration only talked to the girls and would not grant my request to move my child to another class. Had enough and we moved to Moultrie Middle School district. Best decision as my child is thriving. Speak to people about this school(there is a bully problem). My child was not the first and will not be the last. Save your money and move to Mount Pleasant.
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