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Charleston Charter for Math and Science

Charter | 6-12 | 420 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 24, 2013

I have two children in Charleston Charter for Math and Science and they both love this school. Both my son's come home excited about their day and what they have learned. The teachers go out of their way to make every subject interesting and fun. I hear the thrill in my son's voices when they tell us about thier day at dinner and I know that this is the perfect school for them. I have told everyone about applying at this school if they want the best for their children. The adminstration makes you feel welcome as a parent and encourages you to be a partipant in your child's education. It is very evident that my boys are getting the best when they show a great deal of pride their projects and their homework. The communication is very open between the teachers and parents. It makes it easier to help your child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

I love this school they have a great athletic program, a great academic program, and it has that Family feel to it. I personally like small schools and well this is a small schools . their are about 18 to 22 kids in a class, the class choices are spectacular, and the teachers are great. The ony thing that is looked down upon is the area, if you go their it isn't in the best area of town , but there has never ever been a problem with the environment . I would highly recommend you send your child to this highly diverse, grade a standing , school


Posted May 3, 2012

I'm a student at Charleston Charter. Some of the teachers here are really cool. They let you play with your phone in class and stuff. They also let you goof off sometimes. If you have a parent who will come to the school and complain, you don't have to go by the rules. One kid has his own bus stop because the kids dad came to the school and complained. Another kid got in no trouble at all for mooning us. But a smart girl I know got in trouble for not wearing a belt. The people who run the school have slack days and then try to take it out on us when things get bad.


Posted March 29, 2012

My daughter is a student in high school at CCSMS. The academics and the teachers are awesome! The teachers communicate with the students and my child is receiving a good education at the school. The vice-principal is doing a commendable job to make this a great school. However, other administration at this school are INCONSISTENT at best. Parents and students are extremely frustrated with the leadership. That may be one of the reasons there is still extreme turnover in student numbers. Policies, rules go from not being enforced to extreme consequences for first-time offenders. Also, students do not receive like and equal treatment for the same offense. School events are published and then cancelled at the last minute or occur and are very unorganized. 2012 marks the school's first graduation class. Hopefully, the administration will move in a more productive/consistent direction in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

I love Love LOVE CCSMS. I have worked in Charleston County teaching Middle School and CCSMS is the best! I would gladly send my own children to CCSMS. We offer many opportunities for ALL students. We use true differentiation in our classrooms, and provide an excellent atmosphere for learning. We take great pride in our academics and foster leaders at school and the community. From Odyssey of the Mind, to African American Quiz Bowl, Spelling Bee, Talent Shows and more... we have it all at CCSMS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2011

A great school with wonderful faculty that truly care about the students. It is challenging and provides a wonderful math and science education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

The Charleston Charter School for Math and Science is different from any school I have ever taught at. The students come from so many backgrounds, but get along and learn together so well. The school is filled with technology that is not found at so many other schools in Charleston County. Our HSAP scores are often some of the highest in the county. Our curriculum is rigorous and holds students to high expectations. If you are looking for a school where you can be a serious student and learn a lot, this is the place for you. We are a small setting with small class sizes, and you aren't just a number on campus. You know almost everyone you go to school with and all of the teachers on campus. Check us out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2011

Very challenging and modern school. The advanced technology leads to educating the children of any charleston county resident to there maximum potential. Keep up the good work, but the school is actually located Downtown Charleston, 1002 King St.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students92%
Female86%
Male95%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students74%
Female62%
Male82%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female81%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant89%

Writing

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students76%
Female71%
Male80%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
African-American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African-American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals96%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 53%
Black 47% 36%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A57%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Orange Grove Charter School
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Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (843) 720-3196

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
450
Students typically come from these schools
Orange Grove Charter School

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
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1002 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Phone: (843) 720-3085

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