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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Charleston County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Charleston, SC. It has 49,769 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
75 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Charleston County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1180
2,606 responses
Average ACT
26
1,273 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
49,769
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,256/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$64,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Median Home Value
$308,100
National
$184,700

Charleston County School District Reviews

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Charleston county is a great place for school. While Wando high school is extremely overcrowded, it does provide a great experience for many students. Some students do struggle more than others and depending on who they see, they’re helped to the fullest extent. CCSD does however have quite a few issues with ‘sharing the wealth’, especially between sports, students, and clubs.
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Charleston county school district cares about their students as a whole. This district tends to push their students and enforces challenging work for kids to excel in the future. The con about this district is certain students that are in this district, tend to not have a positive outlook on their future and sometimes think about short-term gratification instead of long-term.
They fit the needs of most children and offer a lot of help within the district and the schools. For example, my school, James Island charter high school is very attentive with the opportunities for help and chances to actually learn. I'm very grateful I ended up there. I am overall grateful to experience highschool in the charleston county school district and at James Island charter high.