James Island Elementary



James Island Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

James Island Elementary Students by Grade
PK 53
K 85
1 81
2 71
3 97
4 82
5 68
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

James Island Elementary is a public elementary school located in Charleston, SC in the Charleston 01 School District. It enrolls 537 students in grades 1st through 12th. James Island Elementary is the 343rd largest public school in South Carolina and the 18,596th largest nationally. It has 16.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 537
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.8

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James Island Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 269
(50%)
17,949
(49%)
 Male 268
(50%)
18,856
(51%)

James Island Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 301
(56%)
16,856
(46%)
 Black 202
(38%)
14,892
(40%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
1,055
(3%)
 Hispanic 7
(1%)
3,325
(9%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
538
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
49
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
90
(0%)

James Island Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 283
(53%)
19,623
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 230
(43%)
15,966
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(4%)
1,216
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, James Island Elementary is ranked 506th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of James Island Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.3%) is lower than the state average of 62.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

James Island Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 451
2006 463
2007 506
2008 527
2009 533
2010 499
2011 453
2012 483
2013 497
2014 506
2015 537

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 9.3
2007 15.9
2008 16.6
2009 17.4
2010 15.6
2011 16.2
2012 15.6
2013 14.6
2014 15.8
2015 16.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.42793791574279
2006 0.45572354211663
2007 0.35770750988142
2008 0.45540796963947
2009 0.39962476547842
2010 0.49298597194389
2011 0.50993377483444
2012 0.49689440993789
2013 0.50503018108652
2014 0.43675889328063
2015 0.47299813780261

Compare James Island Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,690.0% 16.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 47.3%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
James Island Elementary
Charleston, SC
Public PK - 05 537 16.9:1  
Nativity School
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Private PK - 08 106 8:1 2 miles
James Island Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 347 15.1:1 3 miles
Fort Johnson Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 507 14.7:1 3 miles
Murray Lasaine Elementary
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Public PK - 06 235 9.8:1 3 miles
Stiles Point Elementary
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Public PK - 05 711 18.7:1 4 miles
James Island Christian School
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Private PK - 08 92 9:1 4 miles
The O'Quinn School
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Private PK - KG 256 7:1 4 miles
Harbor View Elementary
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Public PK - 05 642 17.3:1 4 miles
Mt. Zion Elementary
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Public PK - 05 266 15.6:1 5 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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