A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  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 an elite, public, magnet school located in North Charleston, SC. It has 647 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 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
197 responses
Average ACT
32
106 responses
AP Enrollment
68%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,200
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week/Homecoming
    26%
  • AP Picnic
    19%
  • Pi Day
    17%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Class Trips
    9%
  • Dodgeball Competition
    7%
  • Football
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
647
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$16,355/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Great school! Many amazing teachers that are wonderful at preparing students for thesis, AP tests, and everything else. I would highly recommend for anyone student that is looking for a challenge.
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Academic Magnet is a school for people who constantly want to learn more and are focused on working hard for success later in in life already at the high school level. While the academics are rigorous, most teachers assist students enough so it doesn't feel impossible. The only problem with the academics is the rigid structure in the classes required. Students have very limited choice in the classes they can take especially with the extracurricular classes offered. Additionally, the requirement of four years of the same foreign language at Academic Magnet is absurd. Personally, I believe once students have completed the necessary course credits for foreign language to graduate from a South Carolina high school, then they should be allowed to switch languages if they desire.Overall, Magnet is a good place for people who are solely focused on academics.
AMHS is a fantastic school, and is widely regarded as academically one of the best in the Charleston area. Most of the students are devoted, compassionate individuals who engage in the community academically and in extracurriculars, including a wide range of sports and clubs. I cannot praise the teachers enough, as they are academically and personally invested in the school.

Some diversity problems have arisen as of late, as the testing process to get into AMHS is not equitable. Although the school itself is not at fault, some fortunate county middle schools and private schools have the resources to teach students how to ace the entry exams, whereas low-income schools cannot afford this luxury.