Schools

Charleston Area School Districts MapIf you are planning a move to the Charleston area and have a family we know how important it is to find the right School District and School for your family.  Relocating can be stressful enough so our Insiders have provided you with as much information as possible to pick the perfect home by the best schools.  The good news is that the Charleston Metro Regional area has many options with four Public School Districts all with “excellent” ratings by the South Carolina Department of Education.

We have provided an overview of all the School Districts by County in this guide. We also encourage you to check out our local community guides as well for more detailed information on schools by neighborhood.  For example, if you are interested in Daniel Island, our Insiders have provided information about Schools on the Island in the Daniel Island Community Guide.  We have in depth guides for 16 of the most popular cities, communities and neighborhoods around Charleston.

The following guide should help you get more informed about our public and private schools in the area.

K-12 Public Schools

Berkeley County

Overview:
Superintendent: Mr. Deon Jackson, Interim Superintendent
Board Chair: Sally Wofford
Enrollment: 34317
Schools: 43
Teachers: 2125
Phone: 843-899-8600
% of Students enrolled in 2 to 4 year Technical / College: 70% (State = 70.8%)
Four year Graduate rate: 83.5% (State = 84.6%)

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(Insider tip: Check out the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly Report Cards on the District.)

Charleston County

Superintendent: Dr. Gerrita Postlewait
Board Chair: Mrs. Kate Darby
Enrollment 48582
Schools: 82
Teachers: 3384
Phone: 843-937-6318
% of Students enrolled in 2 to 4 year Technical / College: 76.2% (State = 70.8%)
Four year Graduate rate: 84.2% (State = 84.6%)

2017 Blue Ribbon School – Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

(Insider tip: Check out the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly Report Cards on the District.)

Dorchester County District Two

Superintendent: Mr. Joseph R. Pye
Board Chair: Ms. Gail Hughes
Enrollment: 26045
Schools: 24
Teachers: 1580
Phone: 843-873-2901
% of Students enrolled in 2 to 4 year Technical / College: 81.5% (State = 70.8%)
Four year Graduate rate: 86% (State = 84.6%)

(Insider tip: Check out the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly Report Cards on the District.)

Dorchester County District 4

Superintendent: Morris Ravenell, Ed.D
Board Chair: Dr. Kenneth Jenkins
Enrollment: 2288
Schools: 6
Teachers: 173
Phone: 843-563-4535

(Insider tip: Check out the State of South Carolina Department of Education’s website for yearly Report Cards on the District.)

Private Schools

There are 41 Private Schools in Charleston County and 12 each in both Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.  Many but not all Private schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian).  We have partnered with Private School Review provides a wealth of information about all the Private Schools in the greater Charleston area.

 

Higher and Continuing Education Schools

Charleston area is home to multiple four-year undergraduate institutions, a major medical university, a law school, a leading two-year technical college, and numerous other degree-granting professional development programs.

Here is a list of the local Higher Ed and Continuing Education options around Charleston:

Still looking for a Home?

Be sure to check out our Living in Charleston Guide for information on communities around Charleston that would be the perfect home for you and your family.  You can also start your search for a new Home for Sale here:


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