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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
1130
190 responses
Average ACT
25
126 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,367
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,200
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Basketball/Football games
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Senior Farewell
    15%
  • Sertoma
    12%
  • Club activities
    9%
  • The last day of school
    8%

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%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,355/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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James Island Charter High School Reviews

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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 like the fact that this school offers a lot of different programs available for anything you can imagine (arts, education, sports). Students are able to make class selections from CP to IB classes and everything in between. While I have had a few excellent teachers, there were many that seemed like they were not interested in "teaching". It is frustrating for a student to feel like they are just a body in a chair instead of a mind to be molded.