Top 10 Best Charleston County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 84 public schools serving 50,415 students in Charleston County, SC. Charleston County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Charleston County, SC are Buist Academy, Wando High School and Charleston School Of The Arts. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Charleston County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Charleston County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Best Charleston County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Buist Academy
Magnet School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7750
Grades: K-8
| 486 students
Rank: #22.
Wando High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 881-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 3,997 students
Rank: #33.
Charleston School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5109-b West Enterprise Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 529-4990
Grades: 6-12
| 1,113 students
Rank: #44.
James Island Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,597 students
Rank: #55.
Mt. Pleasant Academy
Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
605 Center Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2826
Grades: PK-5
| 610 students
Rank: #66.
Montessori Community School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2122 Wood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 769-0346
Grades: PK-8
| 273 students
Rank: #77.
Charles Pinckney Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
3300 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-4585
Grades: 3-5
| 767 students
Rank: #88.
Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1871 Wallace School Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1555
Grades: K-5
| 613 students
Rank: #99.
Belle Hall Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
385 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2841
Grades: PK-5
| 752 students
Rank: #1010.
Jennie Moore Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 82% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
2725 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-2815
Grades: PK-5
| 1,157 students
Rank: #1111.
Moultrie Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
645 Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2819
Grades: 6-8
| 800 students
Rank: #1212.
Sullivan's Island Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2015 I'on Avenue
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-3118
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1313.
East Cooper Montessori Charter
Charter School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
250 Ponsbury Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 216-2883
Grades: PK-8
| 377 students
Rank: #1414.
Thomas C. Cario Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
3500 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-4595
Grades: 6-8
| 1,193 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Mamie Whitesides Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1565 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2838
Grades: PK-5
| 729 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Stiles Point Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
883-a Mikell Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2767
Grades: PK-5
| 709 students
Rank: #1717.
Carolina Park Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3650 Park Avenue Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-8060
Grades: PK-5
| 663 students
Rank: #1818.
Orange Grove Charter
Charter School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1225 Orange Branch Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1520
Grades: PK-8
| 1,160 students
Rank: #1919.
Palmetto Scholars Academy
Charter School
Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7499 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 300-4119
Grades: 6-12
| 509 students
Rank: #2020.
Laing Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 69% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2705 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-2809
Grades: 6-8
| 1,258 students
Rank: #2121.
Harbor View Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1576 Harbor View Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2749
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #2222.
West Ashley High School
Magnet School
Math: 65% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
4060 West Wildcat Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 573-1201
Grades: 9-12
| 1,685 students
Rank: #2323.
James B. Edwards Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
885 Von Kolnitz Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2805
Grades: PK-5
| 568 students
Rank: #2424.
St. Andrew's School Of Math And Science
Magnet School
Math: 66% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
30 Chadwick Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1503
Grades: PK-5
| 807 students
Rank: #2525.
Drayton Hall Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3138 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 852-0678
Grades: PK-5
| 829 students
Rank: #2626.
Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1101 Old Cemetery Road
Mc Clellanville, SC 29458
(843) 887-3323
Grades: PK-8
| 191 students
Rank: #2727.
R. B. Stall High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3625 Ashley Phosphate Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 764-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,504 students
Rank: #2828.
Camp Road Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1484 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2784
Grades: 6-8
| 793 students
Rank: #2929.
St. Johns High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1518 Main Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 321 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Carolina Voyager Charter
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
30 Race Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-3891
Grades: K-5
| 243 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
James Island Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1872 Grimball Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-8240
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #3232.
Burke High School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
244 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 579-4815
Grades: 9-12
| 372 students
Rank: #3333.
Murray Lasaine Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
691 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2765
Grades: PK-6
| 354 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Haut Gap Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1861 Bohicket Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-6418
Grades: 5-8
| 475 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
North Charleston High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1087 East Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-7140
Grades: 9-12
| 609 students
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Charleston County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1101 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-6877
Grades: K-8
| 75 students
7184 Highway 162
Hollywood, SC 29449
(843) 889-3992
Grades: PK-6
| 169 students
5841 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 746-1349
Grades: K-12
| 424 students
7350 Cross County Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(803) 625-4135
Grades: K-5
| 84 students
1825 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2740
Grades: 6-8
| 465 students
63 Columbus Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-7767
Grades: PK-6
| 217 students
2731 Gordon Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-7126
Grades: 9-12
| 413 students
1484 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2784
Grades: 6-8
| 332 students
714 Lincoln Road
Mc Clellanville, SC 29458
(843) 577-0970
Grades: 6-12
| 159 students
711 Pinckney Street
Mc Clellanville, SC 29458
(843) 577-0325
Grades: 6-8
| 99 students
1225 Orange Branch
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1520
Grades: PK-4
| 715 students
7224 Hwy 162
Hollywood, SC 29449
(843) 889-2391
Grades: 6-8
| 268 students
3795 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-7107
Grades: PK-5
| 240 students
721 Wappoo Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-1533
Grades: 6-8
| 323 students
3483 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29457
(843) 557-1611
Grades: 7-12
| 59 students
1929 Grimball Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-2774
Grades: 9-12
| 93 students
4951 Rivers Ave
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 744-8882
Grades: K-6
| n/a students

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