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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 41 public schools in Charleston, SC, serving 21,322 students.
  • Charleston, SC public school have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Charleston have an average ranking in the top 20% of South Carolina public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in Charleston, SC are Buist Academy, James Island Charter High School and Montessori Community School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the South Carolina public school average of 15:1.

Top Charleston, SC Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • A. C. Corcoran Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8585 Vistavia Road
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843)764-2218

    Grades: PK-4 | 661 students
  • Allegro Charter School Of Music Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    120 Broad Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843)297-8033

    Grades: 6-11 | 183 students
  • Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1871 Wallace School Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)763-1555

    Grades: K-5 | 613 students
  • Buist Academy Magnet School
    Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
    Rank: Top 1%
    103 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843)724-7750

    Grades: K-8 | 486 students
  • Burke High School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank: Top 30%
    244 President Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)579-4815

    Grades: 9-12 | 372 students
  • C. E. Williams Middle School For Creative And Scientific Art Magnet School
    Math: 30% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    640 Butte Street
    Charleston, SC 29414
    (843)763-1529

    Grades: 6-8 | 664 students
  • Camp Road Middle School
    1484 Camp Road
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)762-2784

    Grades: 6-8 | 793 students
  • Carolina Voyager Charter Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    30 Race Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)203-3891

    Grades: K-5 | 243 students
  • Charleston Charter School For Math And Science Charter School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1002 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)720-3185

    Grades: 6-12 | 554 students
  • Charleston Development Academy Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    233 Line Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)722-2689

    Grades: PK-8 | 183 students
  • Charleston Progressive Magnet School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    382 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)720-2967

    Grades: PK-5 | 324 students
  • Daniel Island School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank: Top 5%
    2365 Daniel Island Drive
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (843)471-2301

    Grades: PK-8 | 1191 students
  • Deer Park Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 21%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2263 Otranto Road
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843)990-5200

    Grades: 5-7 | 561 students
  • Drayton Hall Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3138 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414
    (843)852-0678

    Grades: PK-5 | 829 students
  • East Light Academy Charter School
    2325 Charleston Regional Parkw
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (803)734-8322

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Harbor View Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1576 Harbor View Road
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)762-2749

    Grades: PK-5 | 653 students
  • James Island Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank: Top 5%
    1000 Ft. Johnson Road
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)762-2754

    Grades: 9-12 | 1597 students
  • James Island Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1872 Grimball Road
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)762-8240

    Grades: PK-5 | 564 students
  • James Simons Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    741 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)724-7763

    Grades: PK-8 | 401 students
  • Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4542 Simms Street
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843)745-7105

    Grades: PK-8 | 365 students
  • Matilda Dunston Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1825 Remount Road
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843)745-7109

    Grades: PK-3 | 345 students
  • Memminger Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    20 Beaufain Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843)724-7778

    Grades: PK-5 | 321 students
  • Midland Park Primary
    2415 Midland Park Road
    Charleston, SC 29406
    (843)574-2183

    Grades: PK-K | 414 students
  • Mitchell Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2 Perry Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)724-7261

    Grades: PK-5 | 316 students
  • Montessori Community School Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank: Top 5%
    2122 Wood Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29414
    (843)769-0346

    Grades: PK-8 | 273 students
  • Murray Lasaine Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    691 Riverland Drive
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)762-2765

    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
  • Oakland Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    505-a Arlington Drive
    Charleston, SC 29414
    (843)763-1510

    Grades: PK-5 | 566 students
  • Orange Grove Charter Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1225 Orange Branch Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)763-1520

    Grades: PK-8 | 1160 students
  • Pattison's Academy For Comprehensive Education Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2014 Bees Ferry Road
    Charleston, SC 29414
    (843)556-1070

    Grades: K-12 | 38 students
  • Philip Simmons Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    2095 Seven Sticks Drive
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (843)471-2580

    Grades: PK-4 | 345 students
  • Philip Simmons High School
    3080 River Village Drive
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (843)471-2960

    Grades: 9-10 | 217 students
  • Philip Simmons Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 49%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2065 Seven Sticks Drive
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (843)471-2590

    Grades: 5-8 | 270 students
  • Prestige Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    415 Avenue F
    Charleston, SC 29423
    (843)900-7722

    Grades: K-5 | 61 students
  • St. Andrew's School Of Math And Science Magnet School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 50%
    Rank: Top 50%
    30 Chadwick Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)763-1503

    Grades: PK-5 | 807 students
  • Sanders-clyde Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 5%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    805 Morrison Drive
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)724-7783

    Grades: PK-5 | 370 students
  • Show 6 more public schools in Charleston, SC (out of 41 total schools)
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