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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, Buist Academy, Rollings Middle School of the Arts, and Mount Pleasant Academy. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public middle schools to the area's best charter schools including Palmetto Scholars Academy, East Cooper Montessori Charter School, 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 K-8
2 Montessori Community School Charleston, SC Regular PK-8
3 Rollings Middle School of the Arts Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
4 Charleston School of the Arts North Charleston, SC Regular 6-12
5 Daniel Island School Charleston, SC Regular PK-8
6 East Cooper Montessori Charter School Mt. Pleasant, SC Charter PK-8
7 Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
8 Moultrie 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 Laing Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC Regular 6-8
12 Orange Grove Charter School Charleston, SC Charter PK-8
13 Camp Road Middle School Charleston, SC 6-8
14 Hanahan Middle School Hanahan, SC Regular 6-8
15 Gregg Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
16 Westview Middle School Goose Creek, SC Regular 6-8
17 Oakbrook Middle School Ladson, 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 Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School McClellanville, SC Charter PK-8
21 Macedonia Middle School Moncks Corner, SC Regular 6-8
22 C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
23 Haut Gap Middle School John's Island, SC Regular 5-8
24 Philip Simmons Middle School Wando, SC Regular 5-8
25 Alston Middle School Summerville, SC Regular 6-8
26 Sangaree Middle School Ladson, SC Regular 6-8
27 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
28 Berkeley Middle School Moncks Corner, SC Regular 6-8
29 River Oaks Middle School North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
30 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Meggett, SC Charter K-12
31 St. George Middle School St. George, SC Regular 6-8
32 West Ashley Middle School Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
33 St Stephen Middle School St. Stephen, SC Regular 6-8
34 College Park Middle School Ladson, SC Regular 6-8
35 Allegro Charter School of Music Charleston, SC Charter 6-12
36 Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
37 Sedgefield Middle School Goose Creek, SC Regular 6-8
38 Baptist Hill High School Hollywood, SC Regular 6-12
39 Deer Park Middle School North Charleston, SC Regular 6-8
40 Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School Dorchester, SC Regular 6-8
41 Military Magnet Academy North Charleston, SC Regular 6-12
42 Cross High School Cross, SC Regular 7-12
Rank School Name City
1 Buist Academy Charleston, SC
2 Montessori Community School Charleston, SC
3 Rollings Middle School of the Arts Summerville, SC
4 Charleston School of the Arts North Charleston, SC
5 Daniel Island School Charleston, SC
6 East Cooper Montessori Charter School Mt. Pleasant, SC
7 Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, SC
8 Moultrie 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 Laing Middle School Mt. Pleasant, SC
12 Orange Grove Charter School Charleston, SC
13 Camp Road Middle School Charleston, SC
14 Hanahan Middle School Hanahan, SC
15 Gregg Middle School Summerville, SC
16 Westview Middle School Goose Creek, SC
17 Oakbrook Middle School Ladson, SC
18 Cane Bay Middle School Summerville, SC
19 Charles B DuBose Middle School Summerville, SC
20 Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School McClellanville, SC
21 Macedonia Middle School Moncks Corner, SC
22 C. E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts Charleston, SC
23 Haut Gap Middle School John's Island, SC
24 Philip Simmons Middle School Wando, SC
25 Alston Middle School Summerville, SC
26 Sangaree Middle School Ladson, SC
27 Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston, SC
28 Berkeley Middle School Moncks Corner, SC
29 River Oaks Middle School North Charleston, SC
30 Lowcountry Leadership Charter School Meggett, SC
31 St. George Middle School St. George, SC
32 West Ashley Middle School Charleston, SC
33 St Stephen Middle School St. Stephen, SC
34 College Park Middle School Ladson, SC
35 Allegro Charter School of Music Charleston, SC
36 Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science North Charleston, SC
37 Sedgefield Middle School Goose Creek, SC
38 Baptist Hill High School Hollywood, SC
39 Deer Park Middle School North Charleston, SC
40 Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School Dorchester, SC
41 Military Magnet Academy North Charleston, SC
42 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, North Charleston SC, Summerville SC, and Goose Creek SC.

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