20+ elementary, middle, and high schools in Charleston, SC

Your guide to Holy City schools 🏫

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We’re giving you all the pertinent details about some of the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Charleston County School District.

Charleston County School District has 81 schools and 43,000+ students. We’re giving you the 411 on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, tution, and more (thanks to data from U.S. News & World Report) for the area’s major public and private schools. And don’t worry, there won’t be any homework.

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Before we dive in, here are four fast facts about CCSD:

  • The high school graduation rate is 76.7%.
  • 97.9% of CCSD teachers are licensed, and over 87% have 3+ years of experience.
  • There is a minority enrollment of 60%.

Public elementary schools

Angel Oak Elementary, 6134 Chisolm Rd., Johns Island

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary, 1871 Wallace School Rd.

Buist Academy, 103 Calhoun St.

Harbor View Elementary, 1576 Harbor View Rd.

Meeting Street Elementary, 2685 Leeds Ave., North Charleston

Mt. Pleasant Academy, 605 Center St., Mount Pleasant

Orange Grove Charter School, 1225 Orange Branch Rd.

St. Andrews School of Math and Science, 30 Chadwick Dr.

St. James Santee Elementary-Middle, 8900 N. Hwy. 17, McClellanville

Public middle schools

Baptist Hill Middle/High, 5117 Baptist Hill Rd., Hollywood

Camp Road Middle, 1825 Camp Rd.

C.E. Williams Middle, 3090 Sanders Rd. (South Campus), 1776 William Kennerty Dr. (North Campus)

Charleston School of the Arts, 5109-B West Enterprise St., North Charleston

Haut Gap Middle, 1861 Bohicket Rd., Johns Island

Moultrie Middle, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Simmons-Pinckney Middle, 244 President St.

Thomas C. Cario Middle, 3500 Thomas Cario Blvd., Mount Pleasant

Public high schools

Academic Magnet High, 5109-A W. Enterprise St., North Charleston

Burke High, 244 President St.

James Island Charter High, 1000 Ft. Johnson Rd.

R.B. Stall High, 3625 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston

St. John’s High, 1518 Main Rd., Johns Island

Wando High, 1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant

West Ashley High, 4066 Wildcat Blvd.

Private schools

Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1675 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. | Founded in 1956

  • Grades Pre K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 115
  • Student-teacher ratio: Varies per grade level
  • Tuition: Rates vary
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Ashley Hall School, 172 Rutledge Ave. | Founded in 1909

  • Grades Pre K-12
  • Day and boarding school
  • Total enrollment: 640
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Tuition: $13,310+/year
  • Early education available for girls + boys; girls-only academics available starting in kindergarten

Cathedral Academy, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd. | Founded in 1999

  • Grades Pre K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 375
  • Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Tuition: $5,830+/year
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Charleston Day School, 15 Archdale St. | Founded in 1937

  • Grades K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 255
  • Student-teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Tuition: $19,900+/year
  • Academics available for boys and girls

The Cooper School, 13 Oakdale Pl. | Founded in 2007

  • Grades K-8
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 105
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Tuition: $350+/year
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Porter-Gaud School, 300 Albemarle Rd. | Founded in 1867

  • Grades Pre K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: 1,058
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition: $24,000+/year
  • Academics available for boys and girls

Specialized schools

Charis Academy, 301 E. Richardson Ave., Summerville | Founded in 2016

  • Grades 6-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: No data available
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition: $11,250+/year
  • Academics available for children that excel in a multi-sensory teaching environment

Gates School, 5010 Wetland Crossing Rd., North Charleston | Founded in 2021

  • Grades 1-6
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: No data available
  • Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for children with dyslexia

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, 721 Wappoo Rd. | Founded in 2010

  • Grades Kindergarten to age 21
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: No data available
  • Student-teacher ratio: No data available
  • Tuition-free
  • Academics available for children with disabilities

Trident Academy, 1599 Wakendaw Rd., Mount Pleasant | Founded in 1972

  • Grades K-12
  • Day school
  • Total enrollment: No data available
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Tuition: $22,000+/year
  • Academics available for children with language-based learning differences (Dyslexia, ADHD, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia)
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