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Best Middle Schools in the Charleston, SC Area

Best Middle Schools in the Charleston, SC Area Best Middle Schools in the Charleston, SC Area

Are you looking for information on top public middle schools in the Charleston area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Charleston-area middle schools including Academic Magnet High School, Daniel Island School, Mt. Pleasant Academy, and Moultrie Middle School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public middle schools to the area's best charter schools including East Cooper Montessori Charter School, Palmetto Scholars Academy, Orange Grove Charter School, and James Island Charter High School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Charleston-area middle school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Middle Schools in the Charleston Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Buist Academy Charleston, SC Regular 1-8
2 Daniel Island School Charleston, SC Regular PK-8
3 Charleston School of the Arts North Charleston, SC Regular 6-12
4 Moultrie Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC Regular 6-8
5 Rollings Middle School of the Arts Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
6 Montessori Community School Charleston, SC Regular PK-8
7 East Cooper Montessori Charter School Mt. Pleasant, SC Charter PK-8
8 Laing Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC Regular 6-8
9 Thomas C. Cario Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC Regular 6-8
10 Marrington Middle School of the Arts Goose Creek, SC Regular 6-8
11 Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
12 Orange Grove Charter School Charleston, SC Charter PK-8
13 Hanahan Middle School Hanahan, SC Regular 6-8
14 Camp Road Middle School Charleston, SC 6-8
15 Gregg Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
16 Oakbrook Middle School Ladson, SC Regular 6-8
17 Westview Middle School Goose Creek, SC Regular 6-8
18 Cane Bay Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 5-8
19 Charles B. DuBose Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
20 Alston Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
21 C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
22 Macedonia Middle School Moncks Corner, SC Regular 6-8
23 Haut Gap Middle School John's Island, SC Regular 6-8
24 Philip Simmons Middle School Wando, SC Regular 5-8
25 Sangaree Middle School Ladson, SC Regular 6-8
26 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
27 St. James Santee Elementary School McClellanville, SC Regular PK-8
28 St. George Middle School St. George, SC Regular 6-8
29 Berkeley Middle School Moncks Corner, SC Regular 6-8
30 River Oaks Middle School North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
31 St. Stephen Middle School St. Stephen, SC Regular 6-8
32 Allegro Charter School of Music North Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
33 College Park Middle School Ladson, SC Regular 6-8
34 Sedgefield Middle School Goose Creek, SC Regular 6-8
35 Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
36 Military Magnet Academy North Charleston, SC Regular 6-12
37 Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School Dorchester, SC Regular 6-8
38 Deer Park Middle School North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
39 Baptist Hill High School Hollywood, SC Regular 9-12
40 James Simons Elementary School Charleston, SC Regular PK-8
41 Cross High School Cross, SC Regular 7-12
Rank School Name City
1 Buist Academy Charleston, SC
2 Daniel Island School Charleston, SC
3 Charleston School of the Arts North Charleston, SC
4 Moultrie Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC
5 Rollings Middle School of the Arts Summerville, SC
6 Montessori Community School Charleston, SC
7 East Cooper Montessori Charter School Mt. Pleasant, SC
8 Laing Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC
9 Thomas C. Cario Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC
10 Marrington Middle School of the Arts Goose Creek, SC
11 Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, SC
12 Orange Grove Charter School Charleston, SC
13 Hanahan Middle School Hanahan, SC
14 Camp Road Middle School Charleston, SC
15 Gregg Middle School Summerville, SC
16 Oakbrook Middle School Ladson, SC
17 Westview Middle School Goose Creek, SC
18 Cane Bay Middle School Summerville, SC
19 Charles B. DuBose Middle School Summerville, SC
20 Alston Middle School Summerville, SC
21 C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts Charleston, SC
22 Macedonia Middle School Moncks Corner, SC
23 Haut Gap Middle School John's Island, SC
24 Philip Simmons Middle School Wando, SC
25 Sangaree Middle School Ladson, SC
26 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston, SC
27 St. James Santee Elementary School McClellanville, SC
28 St. George Middle School St. George, SC
29 Berkeley Middle School Moncks Corner, SC
30 River Oaks Middle School North Charleston, SC
31 St. Stephen Middle School St. Stephen, SC
32 Allegro Charter School of Music North Charleston, SC
33 College Park Middle School Ladson, SC
34 Sedgefield Middle School Goose Creek, SC
35 Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science North Charleston, SC
36 Military Magnet Academy North Charleston, SC
37 Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School Dorchester, SC
38 Deer Park Middle School North Charleston, SC
39 Baptist Hill High School Hollywood, SC
40 James Simons Elementary School Charleston, SC
41 Cross High School Cross, SC

Rankings for the best middle schools in the Charleston area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on test scores, student data and more.

Middle Schools in Charleston SC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing a Middle School

In North and South Carolina, middle school typically comprises grades six through eight. Many parents who move to the Charleston area are attracted to middle schools in towns such as Charleston SC, Summerville SC, North Charleston SC, and Goose Creek SC.

Middle Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: