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PK-5
Public charter
Charleston, SC
Students enrolled: 772
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1225 Orange Branch Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

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(843) 763-1520
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Map of Orange Grove Elementary Charter School address.

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September 02, 2014
Orange grove is the best school in the area for sure! I went to Ashley Hall as a kid and even if I could afford to send my 3 kids there I would keep them at Orange grove! The teachers are great and care so much about their job! At other schools I've visited the teachers looked apathetic to say the least! A lot is expected of the Parents but why not! These are young kids that without parent involvement Would be lost at home after school! I love it and any kid or parent would be lucky To go there!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am in love with this school! My children have been here since kindergarten and are in 3rd and 4th grade now. They both are happy and in the gifted program testing very well. I am encouraged to come in and help, pop in to see how things are going, or just have lunch with my child anytime. They also switch classes according to testing levels in math and reading. This allows more individual style learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
This school is over rated. The staff mainly the office people are stuck up, rude and unapproachable. There are some great teachers there. I have never been made welcome there. I have always been active in my childrens school but they seem to be against that. I dont even know who the princapal is dont know what they look like even though i have requested a meeting several times and always get the run around.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
I have two children in the school and am very pleased. I have a background in teaching as well. As with any school, the key is to know what is going on with your child and keep on top of things and involved. Most children thrive here. We have loved the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
This school is abosolutely outstanding. The teachers go above and beyond to help each child achieve their best. My daughter is in 1st grade and she is reading at a 4th grade level. I could't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
Orange Grove has high expectations. It expects its students to be hardworking, courteous, and responsible. It expects its parents to be supportive and responsible, to get children to school on time, to check over homework, and to participate in school activities such as PTO and parent teacher conferences. It expects its teachers to go above and beyond - whether it is stretching learning goals beyond the standards or caring about the whole child. We moved to our neighborhood so that our children could attend Orange Grove when it was a neighborhood school. We never regretted it.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
My child is highly gifted and loves her teacher and how well she pushes her. She comes home having learned new and exciting things everyday. She gets so many opportunities to do wonderful things here. Orange Grove is AMAZING!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
I would like to reassure parents that your gifted (highly or otherwise) student will absolutely get served at Orange Grove. The GT teacher has a full computer lab in her room, consisting of laptops for each student as well as several ipads. The curriculum is designed by the teacher and students are challenged on a daily basis. Project based learning is a key component of the program. There is no other GT program in CCSD that can match it. The technology simply isn't there for them to do so. We currently have students working on tenth and eleventh grade level standards because of their giftedness. The teacher also works with the GT students closely to ensure that the students are well-rounded and not simply focused on academic success. My best advice would be to speak with parents who have students in the program. Often, forums like these are for disgruntled people to "vent" their frustrations to the world" and an accurate representation is not given. I would like to invite anyone who has doubts about Orange Grove to please come and visit. Ten minutes in our school will give you a clear idea of what we are about.

- submitted by a teacher
April 20, 2012
I would encourage all parents, current and prospective, to come in and see for themselves all that Orange Grove has to offer. The level of individualized instruction that we offer is something we are all proud to be a part of. As stated in an earlier post, you can't base your decisions on other individual's opinions. Please come in and form an opinion for yourself. Don't just ask the teachers and staff, talk with the kids and get their opinions as well. - Steve Schonveld, teacher.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2012
I have been a teacher and parent at OGECS for 6 years. I could not ask for better collegues to work with as well as to teach both my children. There is a love for each child that permeates through the entire school (very family oriented). As a parent, both of my children have been challenged (something I miss in middle school).

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2012
This school was a disaster for my highly gifted child. We had to move him to a private school mid year to get him out of the stifling environment. He was identified highly gifted and this school would not make accommodations for him. Instead they wanted him to wait for years while the other children his age caught up to him, and give him counseling on how to deal with the frustration of waiting. This school has plenty or resources and is good for a lot of children, but it was a horror show for my child that caused our family a great deal of pain. If you have an average or below average child, this school will serve his or her needs. Otherwise, get ready for a bad experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
My daughter attended second grade and she had a horrible time. The principal and staff only care about the grades, not the child's well-being. Also, they do not treat minority students fairly.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2011
OGECS is an extended family of mine. I love my job and the ability to teach children every day.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2010
The school is now in a brand-new facility in the West Ashley area. The principal, who has been there several years, seems to have a real interest in the children, as do the teachers, many of whom have also been there for years.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
its a wonderful schhol the teachers are polite they are there to help the kids

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
Orange Grove Elementary Charter School is an awesome school because the staff is family oriented- they'll treat your children like their own and they have high expectations for your childs education.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
After sending my child to private school for two years, we were thrilled that Orange Grove started accepting transit students. This coming year is our second year and we are VERY VERY please and impressed with the school. I am thrilled that the academic approach is geared toward the child as a 'whole'. They really are like a big family, the PTO is awesome and they understand the importance of involving parents in their child's education. Everyone that works there also goes out of their way to make each student/family member/ and visitor feel welcomed and at home, you can tell the leadership is dynamic because it shines through their employees! I am looking foward to the new school year (2009-10) in the new awesome building!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
I think that it is a wonderful school. They teach alot of things kid should know now and not later. Always on point and I love pto meetings. Wonderful, wonderful,wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
I have to disagree with the review below. My daughter is between 2 to 3 grades ahead and they have always been sure to keep material in the clt have been wonderful about keeping up with her! They keep a lot of curriculm in the classroom geared towards her learning level. My son on the other hand has ADHD and the teacher and school pychologist has been very active in keeping up with the learning program that he needs. Plus, at every school event, the principal is always there and is very active in what is going on inside the school and outside the school. I am staying in the area that I am in only so the kids can continue to go to this school. There is no better!

- submitted by a parent
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Orange Grove Elementary Charter School
1225 Orange Branch Rd, Charleston, SC  29407
(843) 763-1520
Last modified Orange Grove Elementary Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orange Grove Elementary Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top