North Charleston schools include 21 elementary, 7 middle, and 7 high schools including several highly acclaimed “magnet” schools, such as Garrett Academy of Technology, a state-of-the-art technical high school, Charleston County School of the Arts, a middle and high school specializing in the performing and visual arts, Military Magnet Academy, and the Academic Magnet High School, the top rated high school in the state.  North Charleston is also home to two institutions of higher education, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston North Campus and Trident Technical College.

Student Population

  • Charleston County – 46,000
  • Dorchester County – 26,500 – Districts II and IV
  • Berkeley County – 30,000

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Charleston County School District

Elementary Schools

  • A.C. Corcoran Elementary
  • Burns Elementary
  • Chicora Elementary
  • Dunston Primary
  • Goodwin Elementary
  • Hursey Elementary
  • Hunley Park Elementary
  • Ladson Elementary
  • Lambs Elementary
  • Mary Ford Elementary
  • Midland Park Primary
  • North Charleston Elementary
  • North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary
  • Pepperhill Elementary
  • Pinehurst Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center
  • Military Magnet Academy
  • Morningside Middle
  • Northwoods Middle
  • Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science

High Schools

  • Academic Magnet High School
  • Garrett Academy of Technology
  • Greg Mathis Charter High School
  • Military Magnet Academy
  • North Charleston High School
  • R.B. Stall High School
  • Charleston County School of the Arts
  • Palmetto Scholars Academy (Grade 6-12, State School District Charter)

Dorchester County District 2

Elementary Schools

  • Eagle Nest Elementary
  • Fort Dorchester Elementary
  • Oakbrook Elementary
  • Joseph Pye Elementary
  • Windsor Hill Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Oakbrook Middle
  • River Oaks Middle

High Schools

  • Fort Dorchester High School