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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
James Island Charter High School is an above average, public, charter school located in Charleston, SC. It has 1,634 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Telephone
(843) 762-2754

James Island Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
170 responses
Average ACT
24
110 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Median Home Value
$269,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Basketball/Football games
    16%
  • Senior Farewell
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Sertoma
    13%
  • The last day of school
    9%
  • Club activities
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,634
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,355/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Great school! Awesome teachers and they really do try to have fun activities for students. Admin and other faculty aren't always the most helpful, but they generally speaking are all nice.
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Great School with many wonderful academic programs. IB, AP, and dual enrollment classes are offered. Bus services are offered. Great new entrance!
I love that the school is within 3 miles from my home! They are constantly working to improve all aspects of the school to make it a better place for all of us. This past year they added improved athletic fields, new band practice fields, a brand new auditorium, more AP Classes and for the first time ever they were able to offer a Dual Credit English class on our school campus. Many of the teachers live right here in the community so my parents know many of them and that gives me a sense of security knowing that we are all looking out for each other. I will definitely miss my high school when I graduate.