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James Island Charter High School
  • Public, Charter
  • CHARLESTON, SC

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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James Island Charter High School is an above average, public, charter school located in CHARLESTON, SC. It has 1,521 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
295 responses
Average ACT
25
196 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$68,438
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$330,600
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade 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. 28 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Basketball/Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Senior Farewell
    15%
  • Sertoma
    11%
  • Club activities
    10%
  • The last day of school
    9%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,521
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,256 / year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 50 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 50 responses

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