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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Academic Magnet High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in North Charleston, SC. It has 658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
5109-A West Enterprise Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
Telephone
(843) 746-1300

Academic Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1370
275 responses
Average ACT
32
155 responses
AP Enrollment
65%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,944
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week/Homecoming
    24%
  • AP Picnic
    17%
  • Pi Day
    17%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Class Trips
    9%
  • Dodgeball Competition
    6%
  • Football
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
658
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,492
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,604/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Academic Magnet High School Reviews

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As far as receiving a quality education, this school is perfect---not only does it have knowledgeable teachers, the classes are challenging and require diligence and critical thinking. In this sense, it certainly prepares a student for college and beyond. However, this school is completely draining, and many students leave because it has caused them mental health issues, relentless stress, anxiety, and feelings of incompetence. If you're willing to potentially go through these issues, I would strongly recommend coming to this school. Despite its difficulty, Academic Magnet is a place of student unity and quality academics.
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I do not have much hope for Academic Magnet High School in the future.

The school has lost some valuable figures, and in their place stand insufficient replacements. New policies threaten to cut some upper-level classes with low student count entirely and other elective courses, dwindling the already-limited selection of courses we have. We may lose Yearbook. We have truly amazing teachers for some subjects such as that for AP Euro right now or AP English Lang, but we are losing AP courses next year such as AP Chemistry, which used to be a highlight of STEM student's paths through Magnet. Like mine. Our current graduating class is less than 5% black and is not a good sign. This school only maintains prestige from the quality (arguably a wealth component as well) of incoming students and past reputation, but it could be argued that it losing that prestige too with its recent actions.

I would likely have been happier had I gone to my own local school instead of Magnet. I'm sorry.
I thoroughly enjoyed my overall experience at Academic Magnet High School, however there were some downfalls. I had an incredible group of friends and I loved the school spirit. With it being such a small school, I was able to make good connections with my teachers and classmates. In contrast, I had a very difficult time with managing my stress. It is no secret that AMHS offers an extremely rigorous course load and I sometimes found myself struggling. It is near impossible to keep perfect grades, which is a difficult idea for some. But all in all, I am satisfied with my decision to attend AMHS.