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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
James Island Elementary School is an above average, public school located in Charleston, SC. It has 534 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

James Island Elementary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
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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

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
534
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
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Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
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I love the new Principle (former principle of St. Andrews Math and Science) bc she has fresh, innovative, research-based ideas for getting the community to gather at and around the school. The teachers love her, too! She has only been here 3yrs and has hired great teachers to reduce class ratios to 16:1, drastically improved scores. School Couselor and Librarian (2018 nominee-Teacher of the Year) are amazing! We have: Kinesthetic Seating, Garden, and Outdoor Classroom Projects, Brain Breaks, yoga, and Active Based Learning allowing kids to move. Tennis, Dance, Soccer, Coding, Lego, and Spanish classes offered after school. Brand New County Library is steps away!
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