Reports & Statistics
This section includes information and facts about the make up of Charleston County as well as Reports and other data. Take a look at both District and State produced reports.
Elementary and Middle Grades
- PASS - The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards is the new statewide assessment for grades 3 - 8 in writing, English language arts (reading and research), mathematics, science, and social studies.
Additional State PASS Resources
- PACT - The Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test is the statewide assessment for grades 3 – 8 in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
Additional State PACT Resources: CCSD Pact Scores: 2008
- Child Development Students Year-Long Progress, 2007-08
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
High School Grades
- HSAP - Passing the High School Assessment Program test is a graduation requirement for receiving a South Carolina state high school diploma.
Additional State HSAP Resources: CCSD HSAP Scores: 2008
- End of Course Examination Program 2007-2008
Additional State End of Course Examination Program Resources
- Advanced Placement - Students who take AP courses can get college credit if the achieve a qualifying grade on the AP exam.
Additional State Advance Placement Resources
- SAT I Results 2008 College-Bound Seniors
- ACT Results 2008 College-Bound Seniors
Additional State ACT Resources
STATE REPORTS (FOR CHARLESTON)
- District and School Report Cards - South Carolina’s accountability system produces annual report cards for all districts and schools in the state. CCSD Report Cards: 2007
- Adequate Yearly Progress - The No Child Left Behind legislation requires that schools make annual achievement gains in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.CCSD AYP Data: 2007
GRADUATION AND DROPOUT REPORTS
DISCIPLINE AND ATTENDANCE REPORTS
PROGRAM EVALUATION REPORTS
- Child Development Students Year-Long Progress, 2006-07
- Evaluation of Murray Hill Academy 2007-2008
- At-Risk Alert System (ARAS) 2007-08 Survey Results
- Use of Common Assessments in CCSD Schools 2007-2008
- Curriculum Survey of CCSD Teachers and Counselors 2007
- Senior Survey 2007 Report
- Reading First: Impact on High Poverty Elementary Schools in CCSD, 2004-07
- Effectiveness of Academy of Math (math intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2006-07
- Impact of the Child Development Program in Charleston County School District: A Longitudinal Report From 2002-03 to 2006-07
- Implementation and Effectiveness of Teacher Curriculum Teams during 2006-07
- Excellence in Elementary and Middle Mathematics Instruction, Sept 2007
- Teachers' Perception and Use of the DIBELS Literacy Assessment in Grades K-3, July 2007
- Inclusive Practices in Charleston County Schools, April 2007
- High Performing, High Poverty Schools in Charleston County School District, March 2007
- Effectiveness of READ 180 (reading intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2005-06
- Effectiveness of Academy of Reading (reading intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2005-06
- Implementation of READ 180 (reading intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2005-06
- Implementation of Academy of Reading (reading intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2005-06
- Teachers' Perception and Use of the Literacy Assessment in Grades K-3, 2005-06
- Implementation and Effectiveness of (reading & math intervention program) in CCSD Schools, 2002-03
BY CREATURO & ASSOCIATES of Century 21 Properties Plus
Because Mount Pleasant grew so fast, the Charleston county school district had to make plans for new schools. Even before the new Wando High School was finished, the need for a second High School was already being felt.
Moultrie Middle School and Mount Pleasant Academy are currently under construction and should be open by fall 2009. The district plans to start construction on a new Whitesides Elementary School slated to open in 2010.
A new Jennie Moore Elementary School and Laing Middle School and the creation of a second high school are also in the district's future capital improvement plans.
According to the Post and Courier,
"Bill Lewis, school district chief of operations for capital programs, said additional land has been purchased at the Jennie Moore Elementary site to make room for a new Laing Middle School. The schools would share campuses, just as Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney Elementary School do in Park West. But the district has yet to identify funding to build a new Laing".
Moultrie Middle School and Mount Pleasant Academy students are currently using the old Wando High School campus. When those students move into their new buildings next fall, old Wando would be available for swing space, making way for the Jennie Moore and Laing campus to be built.
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This is the eighth year the state has offered a tax-free weekend, which, by law, is held the first full weekend of August. It's also the first tax holiday since South Carolina raised its sales tax to 6 cents on the dollar from a nickel under a property tax reform plan.
Cane Bay Elementary school has just began construction. The school will serve 700 students ad is scheduled for completion in August of 2009. The school wail cost the county 19.8 million dollars.
A middle school is also being planned for the area, but no funds are allotted for the middle school as of yet. All the land, 160 acres, was donated by Cane Bay developer Ben Gramling III for the schools.
Cane Bay High School, the 70 million dollar school, is set to open next fall with 9th and 10th grade classes. Each following year the school will add a grade until they reach the 1,500 capacity. The school has 98,000 square feet with room for expansion. Cane Bay High School is in Berkeley County in new community of Cane Bay Plantation. Cane Bay High School's mascot will be the Cobras and in true Summerville style, athletics will be a huge part of the school.
BY: Creaturo & Associates
Ashley Ridge is the newest High School for Dorchester County District Two. The newest school cost over 40 million to build and will be opening next August and the proposed attendance lines have been announced. The school will hold 1800 students and will start with 9th and 10th grade and add a grade a year until 2011. The new Principal, Karen Radcliff has been a assistant principal for ten years in Summerville. Teachers and staff will be pulled from Dorchester county schools as well as new hires.
Athletics will be in full swing. The 6,000 spectator stadium is already built and the gym will hold 1600 students. The Athletic program will include Football, Swimming,Volleyball, Wrestling, Cross Country, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, tennis, Basketball, Track, Softball and cheer leading. Ashley Ridge will compete against Reagin 6AA schools which include another new school
Cane Bay, Woodland, Burke, Garrett Tech and Bishop England High Schools.
Band will also be a huge part of the new High School. The new director will be Sue Alexander who is currently at Summerville High School.
The schools mascot was voted on and the winner is the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes and red and gold are the colors.. The cafeteria is state of the art and the school has wireless technology. There are even plans to offer a culinary arts course in the first year.
The new school is located off of Hwy 165 in Summerville, SC.
And if all this is not enough, you have one of the best school districts in Charleston, SC in the community. Mount Pleasant has also placed a 59-acre Town of Mount Pleasant Recreational Facility with softball, baseball, football, soccer, indoor swimming. Your children can take the bike/walking trail to the practice at one of the fields or to school.
Park west also offers excellent amenities with two pools, tennis courts, play park and a club house. You can even reserve the outside grill space for parties at the pool. Several times a year the homeowners association sponsors events for the entire family. some of the events in the past have been Oyster Roasts, July 4th Lua, game night and other seasonal events.
A wide array of distinctive neighborhoods from detached single-family homes, to town homes, neotraditional homes, condominiums, live-work residences and a rising adult-community including assisted living care offer families choices that vary in style, size and price range to suit all of life's stages.
Some of the builders who have built in Park West are Ryland, David Weekley, Centex, Beazer and DR Horton . Currently Park West has a few new construction under way,Ryland is building Pembroke a Single family Home community and KB Is building town homes. There are also numerous custom Builders building homes in Masonborough, Tennyson and Park Island the high end sections of Park west.
With six miles of walking trails, greenspaces and ponds, Park West has preserved the natural setting through out the neighborhood.