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  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 655 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.

Academic Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1380
363 responses
Average ACT
32
209 responses
AP Enrollment
65%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$41,316
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,600
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.27 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
  • Spirit Week/Homecoming
    24%
  • AP Picnic
    17%
  • Pi Day
    16%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Class Trips
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Football
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
655
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$15,256/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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The Academic Magnet High School is definitely something to consider applying to, or consider attending if you have already been accepted. It is generally a great experience, especially with the courses and overall academics. It is noticably smaller than other larger public schools, but the school suits most people who are dedacated in their studies or who have already been accepted. It is competative though, and there will be times where you'll compare yourself to others. For me, it was mostly during my freshman year. Besides that, there is an adequate variety of sport teams. The teams may get competative for you as well, and I would advise to participate in sports you have at least some sort of familiarity with already. If not, I would definitely research some of the basics of the certain sport you are interested in trying. Ultimately, this school can get competative, but I like to think that it's worth it in the end. Besides some social troubles, the academics are nearly flawless!
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The majority of the teachers here are amazing! They're super helpful both in and out of the classroom and you can come to depend on them for emotional and academic support. Pertaining to the student body, it depends on what kind of person you are. Just make sure you find a fitting group of individuals to call friends. Personally, I would like to see greater diversity in the student population, not only in ethnicity but also in mindsets and perspectives.
It can be a difficult school, and the workload inevitably takes some getting used to. The requirement to complete the AP Capstone program is unnecessary for those not pursuing research in college, especially considering that Seminar and Research contribute a disproportionate amount of work. Some teachers are crazy, but most are passionate and helpful. The math department is excellent, but the physics department is not as good as it should be for such a STEM-focused school. Students are active in sports and extracurricularrs, although some clubs are mismanaged by students who are too occupied with schoolwork to effectively engage. It has its problems, but it is obviously a great school and a competitive alternative to local private schools