James Island Charter High School

  • James Island Charter High School serves 1,597 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (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 86% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • James Island Charter High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • James Island Charter High School's student population of 1,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Island Charter High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Island Charter High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#14 out of 1142 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
22%
34%
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White
70%
51%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.62
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Graduation Rate
93%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
63%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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