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PK-5
Public
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Students enrolled: 555

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855 Von Kolnitz Rd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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(843) 849-2805
(843) 849-2892
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October 23, 2014
James B Edwards is a very tight knit school with amazing teachers and administrators that truly love the children. My family feels completely at home and cared for here and my children are getting an education that has far surpassed my expectations of public school. I am so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful community.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2014
JBE reminds me very much of the small neighborhood school I attended as a child. Excellent teachers, staff, administration, and dedicated parent/community volunteers. Strong commitment to individual learning, each child gets challenged according to his/her ability. Opportunities to learn Spanish, strings, amazing that these are included in the normal curriculum! So glad nice schools still exist :)

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
This school puts to much on the focus of the negative your child does than the positives. After dealing with this school for a month, I know my son will not be returning next year. It is obviously they can not handle children with special needs. I was even told to go behind my ex's back and put my son on meds without his consent. What kind of school does this?!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Very friendly teachers AND staff. Smaller school than some of the area schools so I feel the experience is more personalized for the students. Very happy with the environment and diversity the school has to offer. Love the Global studies program the school offers

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
I have 2 children at JB Edwards and I Love Love Love this school and there teachers !! The best part so do my kids .I am very excited to see what the future brings to this Amazing school

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2013
I have two children currently attending the JBE school of Global Leadership. We are lucky to have so many good schools in Mt. P. and you can't really lose with any of them. Favorite features of JBE: Global Leadership theme is priceless in the lessons it teaches our kids on life - had no idea it would have an immediate impact, HUGE playground (with actual trees :) ), parent advice is welcomed and appreciated without allowing the parents to overtake the administration and small class size. Our school is older and could use some updates but, I will be sad to lose our character touches on the walls by our children. It makes me smile to see the wall murals and quotes and pictures. I feel like our school is a throwback to the community education of my youth. In this day and time a true community school like ours is hard to find. We all live in the surrounding neighborhoods. A lot of our teachers attended or have children that attended our school. Plus, we are one of only three Mt. P/SI schools to be zoned even in the new maps to attend Moultrie Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
I have 3 children at JBE. We moved here from Maryland over the summer. All 3 of my children have really great teachers and the school administrators have been very helpful. I am very excited about the global leadership aspect of the school as my kids come home talking about the 7 habits. It was really cool when my 8 year old came home and said that he needed to "put first things first" and do his homework before he played.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
I would be more wary of this school than what these reviews are saying. Based on personal experience, I would say that this school has that yuppy tendency to cover up things that they don't want the public to know about. As someone who volunteered there one school year, I can tell you that I saw one teacher do something that crossed the line of how teachers should discipline a student in this day and age. The incident was reported, but amazingly enough, the teacher is still working there in the same grade. Also, don't mistake higher test scores with quality instruction either. The students of this school, given the demographics, are much more likely to score higher regardless of the quality of instruction. Just something to keep in mind.

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2012
I have 2 children that attend James B. Edwards. We have been very pleased with the education and care our children have received there. The staff and teachers are working hard to give their best for our kids! We truly have a "family feeling" at our school ... It takes a village to raise these kids well these days!! The entire JBE family is looking forward to being The Global Leadership School in Mount Pleasant, SC! We are excited about all the opportunities are kids are going to have.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
Both my children attend JBE...we love it! They have a very active PTO, excellent teachers and staff, and we love the community atmosphere. Additionally JBE is becoming a partial magnet school for the 2012-2013 school year focusing on Global Leadership and following the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Our teachers this year have already begun to implement successful leadership habits - it's very exciting! We love JBE...if you live or are moving to MtP, be sure to visit and take a tour.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2006
I have two children at James B Edwards that have excelled in so many areas in just a couple of years. Everyone at the school is so kind and caring...from the teachers to the principal. What an incredible blessing to be in this school district!

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2006
I have had 4 children go through JBE and have been totally pleased with their education. Great teachers, great principles, and I have had no problems getting help and testing if warranted. I really appreciate the effort from the staff. Kudos to all!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
I have been trying to get my child tested for a learning disability and the school is non responsive. I have found that when a child has a problem in school, reading or math, the school does not care enough about the children to make sure they are tested. I have two children in this school and I am very disapointed with the teachers and staff. I am trying to remove my children and put them in a better school. For me, I can not aford a private school and the public school has given up on our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
this is a wonderful school...I am concerned about the building of a large hospital across the street with entrance on Matthis Ferry...with an estimated 650 employees this will increase traffic, noise, and air pollution...I think it will make it dangerous for the students...

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
A wonderful school! We have two children enrolled at JBE, with one in fifth grade (He's been there since kindergarten) and another in second. The school is a caring, nurturing, environment that consistently produces strong academic resutlts. The staff is outstanding, with a principal and many teachers who have been at the school since it opened over twenty years ago. School pride is strong and parent involvement exceptionally high. We purposely bought in this school district and haven't been disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
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James B. Edwards Elementary School
855 Von Kolnitz Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464
(843) 849-2805
Last modified James B. Edwards Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James B. Edwards Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top