Charleston County School District

  • 75 CALHOUN ST
  • CHARLESTON, SC 29401
  • (843) 937-6319
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District Information

District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate--
Dropout Rate3.4%3.9%
Per Pupil Spending$10,312$9,155
Students Per Teacher13.214.4
Number of Schools82-
Number of Students42,303-
Number of (FTE) Teachers3,211-

District Test Scores

HSAP - Test Performance by Grade and Subject
Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201087.2%85.9%
200984.4%84.6%
 
Math Test
201083.4%81.7%
200979.0%79.6%
 
PASS - Test Performance by Grade and Subject
Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201045.0%46.1%
200949.8%53.6%
 
Math Test
201070.1%70.0%
200970.2%67.0%
 
Science Test
201055.5%55.7%
200963.9%61.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201076.2%73.2%
200979.1%74.4%
 
Writing Test
201073.6%71.0%
200974.8%68.9%
 
Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201058.3%62.3%
200958.3%63.6%
 
Math Test
201080.5%76.7%
200978.6%76.8%
 
Science Test
201069.9%69.2%
200968.8%68.7%
 
Social Studies Test
201081.0%76.1%
200983.2%79.8%
 
Writing Test
201076.3%72.2%
200973.4%70.1%
 
Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201057.8%63.3%
200960.3%64.8%
 
Math Test
201072.6%71.3%
200975.3%73.5%
 
Science Test
201068.2%66.0%
200968.9%68.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201070.4%66.1%
200973.7%70.0%
 
Writing Test
201077.4%74.5%
200974.2%73.2%
 
Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201060.0%64.7%
200966.0%68.0%
 
Math Test
201071.6%70.3%
200970.4%70.3%
 
Science Test
201061.3%60.9%
200962.6%63.9%
 
Social Studies Test
201079.7%79.4%
200979.8%79.6%
 
Writing Test
201074.0%71.9%
200972.9%70.3%
 
Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201058.0%63.3%
200965.2%69.4%
 
Math Test
201066.9%67.0%
200971.5%69.5%
 
Science Test
201072.4%73.3%
200971.6%71.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201062.6%62.0%
200964.5%60.3%
 
Writing Test
201072.9%69.7%
200974.2%70.1%
 
Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency
DistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201062.3%66.7%
200966.2%71.4%
 
Math Test
201065.1%63.4%
200963.8%62.6%
 
Science Test
201067.2%67.7%
200962.2%62.3%
 
Social Studies Test
201072.0%68.8%
200972.0%69.6%
 
Writing Test
201074.0%71.9%
200969.9%68.1%
 
Source: SC Department of Education 2009-2010

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment42,30313.2
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students2,088
Kindergarten Students3,484
1st Grade Students3,547
2nd Grade Students3,423
3rd Grade Students3,381
4th Grade Students3,319
5th Grade Students3,187
6th Grade Students3,048
7th Grade Students2,875
8th Grade Students2,874
9th Grade Students3,592
10th Grade Students3,142
11th Grade Students2,589
12th Grade Students2,514
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native143
Asian or Pacific Islander725
Hispanic2,626
Black (Non-Hispanic)20,744
White (Non-Hispanic)18,575
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male21,824
Female20,989

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers3,21113.2
Prekindergarten Teachers63-
Kindergarten Teachers155-
Elementary Teachers1,968-
Secondary Teachers1,026-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes--
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides605
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors13
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors125
Elementary71
Secondary55
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians79
Library Support Staff-
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff388
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators11
LEA Administrative Support Staff26
School Administrators167
School Administrative Support Staff-
Student Support Services183
Other Support Services Staff2

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$527,501,000-
Total Local Revenues$277,015,00052.5%
Property Tax$215,865,00040.9%
Cities and Counties$183,0000.03%
School Lunch$5,906,0001.1%
District Activity Receipts$8,071,0001.5%
Rents and Royalties$263,0000.05%
Sale of Property$64,0000.01%
Interest Earnings$28,288,0005.4%
Private Contributions$2,472,0000.5%
Miscellaneous$15,903,0003.0%
Total State Revenues$202,051,00038.3%
General Formula Assistance$21,399,0004.1%
Staff Improvement Programs$40,287,0007.6%
Special Education Programs$5,525,0001.0%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$7,900,0001.5%
Gifted and Talented Programs$2,226,0000.4%
Vocational Education Programs$5,871,0001.1%
School Lunch Programs$29,0000.01%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$627,0000.1%
Transportation Programs$2,295,0000.4%
Other Programs$105,563,00020.0%
State Revenues on Behalf - Non-Employee Benefits$10,329,0002.0%
Total Federal Revenues$48,435,0009.2%
Through State - Title I$15,921,0003.0%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$11,654,0002.2%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$2,943,0000.6%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$363,0000.07%
Through State - Title V, Part A$7,0000.00%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$897,0000.2%
Through State - Bilingual Education$152,0000.03%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$11,253,0002.1%
Through State - Other$1,813,0000.3%
Non-Specified$2,512,0000.5%
Direct - Impact Aid$738,0000.1%
Direct - Other$182,0000.03%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$435,331,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$248,182,00057.0%
Total Support Services Expenditures$164,653,00037.8%
Student Support$25,871,0004.9%
Instructional Staff Support$26,662,0005.1%
General Administration Support$14,254,0002.7%
School Administration Support$24,509,0004.6%
Operation and Maintenance Support$39,417,0007.5%
Student Transportation Support$20,457,0003.9%
Other Support Services$13,483,0002.6%
Total Other Expenditures$22,496,0005.2%
Food Services$19,859,0003.8%
Enterprise Operations$2,637,0000.5%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate -
Total Diploma Count -
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients -
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-124173.4%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Charleston County School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 82
  • Students: 42,303
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 3,211
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ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
1525 Ave B South
North Charleston, SC
Public | 9-12
603 15.1

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A C CORCORAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
8585 Vistavia Dr
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
631 17.0

5 out of 5
1 Review
ALICE BIRNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
7750 Pinehurst St
North Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
700 14.9

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ANGEL OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6134 Chisolm Rd
Johns Island, SC
Public | PK-5
407 14.8

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ASHLEY RIVER CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL
1871 Wallace School Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | KG-5
547 15.3

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BAPTIST HILL HIGH SCHOOL
5117 Baptist Hill Rd
Hollywood, SC
Public | 7-12
483 8.6

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BELLE HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
385 Egypt Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-5
791 17.4

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BRENTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
2685 Leeds Ave
North Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
- -

3 out of 5
1 Review
BUIST ACADEMY
103 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC
Public | KG-8
398 13.6

5 out of 5
1 Review
BURKE HIGH SCHOOL
244 President St
Charleston, SC
Public | 7-12
660 10.1

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C C BLANEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
7184 Hwy 162
Hollywood, SC
Public | PK-6
196 12.7

5 out of 5
1 Review
C E WILLIAMS MIDDLE FOR CREATIVE & SCIENCE SCHOOL
640 Butte St
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
684 15.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
CHARLES PINCKNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3300 Thomas Cario Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | 3-5
966 19.9

5 out of 5
1 Review
CHARLESTON CHARTER MATH/SCIENCE SCHOOL
1002 King St
Charleston, SC
Charter | 6-10
299 24.7

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CHARLESTON DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
233 Line St
Charleston, SC
Charter | KG-6
166 16.8

4 out of 5
1 Review
CHARLESTON PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL
382 Meeting St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-6
278 11.6

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CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF ARTS
1600 Saranac St
North Charleston, SC
Public | 6-12
1,023 15.2

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CHARLESTOWNE ACADEMY
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
5841 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
Public | KG-12
- -

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CHICORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1912 Success St
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
416 15.4

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CLYDE SANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
805 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-8
394 12.1

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DRAYTON HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3183 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
830 21.6

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EAST COOPER MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL
250 Ponsbury Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Charter | 1-8
189 16.6

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E B ELLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5600 Ellington School Rd
Ravenel, SC
Public | PK-6
241 15.3

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EDITH L FRIERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6133 Maybank Hwy
Wadmalaw Island, SC
Public | PK-6
121 12.1

5 out of 5
1 Review
EDMUND A BURNS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3750 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
431 12.9

4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews
FORT JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
1825 Camp Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
572 17.7

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GARRETT SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
2731 Gordon St
North Charleston, SC
Public | 9-12
764 11.8

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HARBOR VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1576 Harbor View Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
581 17.5

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HAUT GAP MIDDLE SCHOOL
1861 Bohicket Rd
Johns Island, SC
Public | 6-8
253 9.9

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HUNLEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1000 Michigan Ave
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
478 14.4

5 out of 5
1 Review
JAMES B EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
855 Von Kolnitz Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-5
621 15.6

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JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
1000 Fort Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC
Charter | 9-12
1,434 13.6

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JAMES ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1872 Grimball Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
538 17.6

5 out of 5
1 Review
JAMES ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
1484 Camp Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
397 15.6

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JAMES SIMONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
741 King St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-6
280 12.5

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JANE EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1960 Jane Edwards Rd
Edisto Island, SC
Public | PK-6
111 10.7

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JENNIE MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1256 Hamlin Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-5
727 16.7

1 out of 5
1 Review
JERRY ZUCKER MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE
6401 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
424 12.2

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LADSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3321 Ladson Rd
Ladson, SC
Public | PK-5
609 16.2

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LAING MIDDLE SCHOOL
1560 Mathis Ferry Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | 6-8
454 17.8

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LAMBS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6800 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
427 14.8

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LAUREL HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
33100 Thomas Cario Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-2
1,063 18.2

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LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
714 Lincoln Rd
Mcclellanville, SC
Public | 7-12
181 5.9

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MALCOLM C. HURSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4542 Simms St
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
406 13.5

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MARY FORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3180 Thomasina Mcpherson Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
378 12.1

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MATILDA F. DUNSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1825 Remount Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-3
319 13.6

5 out of 5
1 Review
MCCLELLANVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
711 Pinckney St
Mcclellanville, SC
Public | 6-8
- -

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MEMMINGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
20 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-6
375 12.3

5 out of 5
1 Review
MIDLAND PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2415 Midland Park Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
807 13.6

2 out of 5
1 Review
MILITARY MAGNET ACADEMY
2950 Carner Ave
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-12
514 13.1

4 out of 5
1 Review
MINNIE HUGHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
8548 Willtown Rd
Yonges Island, SC
Public | PK-6
189 17.2

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MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2 Perry St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-6
400 12.5

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MORNINGSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
1999 Singley Ln
North Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
497 6.7

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MOULTRIE MIDDLE SCHOOL
645 Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | 6-8
875 17.5

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MT. ZION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3464 River Rd
Johns Island, SC
Public | PK-5
248 13.5

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MT PLEASANT ACADEMY
605 Center St
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-5
455 19.8

3 out of 5
2 Reviews
MURRAY LASAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
691 Riverland Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
185 11.3

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NORTH CHARLESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4921 Durant Ave
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
465 10.7

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NORTH CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL
1087 East Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC
Public | 9-12
709 10.1

4 out of 5
2 Reviews
OAKLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2728 Arlington Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
467 14.5

5 out of 5
1 Review
ORANGE GROVE CHARTER SCHOOL
1225 Orange Branch Rd
Charleston, SC
Charter | PK-5
696 11.5

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PEPPERHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3300 East Creola Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
600 16.9

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R B STALL HIGH SCHOOL
7749 Pinehurst St
North Charleston, SC
Public | 9-12
830 12.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
R D SCHRODER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
7224 Hwy 162
Hollywood, SC
Public | 6-8
- -

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SEA ISLAND YOUTHBUILD CHARTER SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
3483 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC
Charter | 9-12
- -

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SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2741 Clover St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
770 20.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
ST ANDREWS SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE
30 Chadwick Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
756 16.8

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STILES POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
883 Mikell Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
706 18.6

5 out of 5
1 Review
ST JAMES-SANTEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
8900 Hwy 17 North
Mcclellanville, SC
Public | PK-6
209 12.2

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ST JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL
1518 Main Rd
Johns Island, SC
Public | 9-12
323 10.2

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STONO PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Blue Ribbon Schools Award 2005
1699 Garden St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
385 14.3

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SULLIVANS ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2015 I'on Ave
Sullivans Island, SC
Public | PK-5
328 16.4

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SUSAN G. BOYKIN ACADEMY
4951 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
Charter | KG-6
130 26.0

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THOMAS C. CARIO MIDDLE SCHOOL
3500 Thomas Cario Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | 6-8
1,249 18.1

5 out of 5
1 Review
WANDO HIGH SCHOOL
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | 9-12
3,265 17.0

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W B GOODWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5501 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC
Public | PK-5
634 13.2

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WEST ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL
4060 West Wildcat Blvd
Charleston, SC
Public | 9-12
1,913 15.2

5 out of 5
1 Review
WEST ASHLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
721 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
510 14.2

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WEST ASHLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
1776 William Kennerly Dr
Charleston, SC
Public | 6-8
378 10.7

1 out of 5
1 Review
WHITESIDE MAMIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1120 Rifle Range Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Public | PK-5
632 17.5

5 out of 5
1 Review
WILMOT FRASER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
63 Columbus St
Charleston, SC
Public | PK-6
- -

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YOUTHBUILD CHARLESTON CENTER SCHOOL
2872 Azalea Dr
North Charleston, SC
Charter | 9-12
92 10.2

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