Schools

PUBLIC SCHOOL DIRECTORY, MOUNT PLEASANT

The East Cooper Area is Part of the Charleston County School District

The District’s Moultrie Constituent School District 2, which includes 11 public schools: one high school (Wando High), three middle schools (Thomas Cario, Laing and Moultrie), seven elementary schools (Belle Hall, James B. Edwards, Jennie Moore, Mount Pleasant Academy, Mamie Whitesides, Charles Pinckney and Sullivan’s Island Elementary) and one charter (East Cooper Montessori).

Ms. Marty Belk is the Chair in charge of Moultrie Constituent District 2. Please note that the attendance lines are slated for change. Contact information for the District 2 office, the main Charleston County School District and all District 2 schools are listed below.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Moultrie Constituent District 2
Marty Belk
Chair
665 Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4017
Phone: (843) 849-2878
www.CCSDSchools.com

Charleston County School District
Michael Bobby
Acting Superintendent
75 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 937-6300
www.CCSDSchools.com

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Belle Hall Elementary School 385 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-7200
Phone: (843) 849-2841
Principal: Kevin Conklin
BelleHall.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 735
Average Class Size: Approx. 20
Sends Students To: Moultrie Middle or Cario Middle School
School Colors: Red, White and Blue
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
Over 40% of students in grades 3-5 participate in the Gifted & Talented Program
80% of teachers hold a master’s degree or higher

James B. Edwards Elementary School
885 Von Kolnitz Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3238
Phone: (843) 849-2805
Principal: Francine Mitchell
www.JBEdwards.org
Enrollment: 578
Average Class Size: Approx. 22
Sends Students To: Moultrie Middle and Laing Middle School
School Colors: Blue and White
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
Recognized by The Studer Education Group as a ‘What’s Right in Education’ piece on JBE Global Leadership
Showcase Technology School

Jennie Moore Elementary School
942 Whipple Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: (843) 849-2815
Principal: Karen Felder
JennieMoore.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 760
Average Class Size: Approx. 22
Sends Students To: Laing Middle or Cario Middle
Schools Color: Blue
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
Partial Magnet School for Arts Infused
80% of teachers hold advanced degrees

Mount Pleasant Academy
605 Center Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4901
Phone: (843) 849-2826
Principal: Jane McGee-Davis
MtPleasant.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 566
Average Class Size: Approx. 20-24
Kaleidoscope Program
Sends Students To: Moultrie Middle
School Colors: Blue and White
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Oldest public elementary school in South Carolina

Charles Pinckney Elementary School
3300 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: (843) 856-4585
Principal: Leanne Sheppard
Pinckney.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 1,251
Grades: 3-5
Average Class Size: 26
Sends Students To: Cario Middle School
School Colors: Red, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Khaki and White
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner

Sullivan’s Island Elementary School 1015 I’on Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482-9799
Phone: (843) 883-3118
Principal: Susan King
SullivansIsland.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 465
Average Class Size: Varied by Grade
Kaleidoscope
Sends Students To: Laing Middle School
School Color: Blue
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
Partial Magnet began 2011-2012 for Science/Math/Coastal Environment

Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School 1565 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4229
Phone: (843) 849-2838
Principal: Lona Pounder
Whitesides.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 654
Average Class Size: Varies
Sends Students To: Cario Middle, Laing Middle, or Moultrie Middle School
School Colors: Navy Blue and Gold
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Award Winner
ESEA Federal Report Card ‘A’ Rating in 2014
2013 PASS results earned “Excellent” Absolute Rating
2014 Palmetto Gold Recognition for “Achievement”

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Thomas C. Cario Middle School
3500 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: (843) 856-4595
Principal: Sharon Randall
Cario.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 1,310
Average Class Size: 30
Sends Students To: Wando High School
School Colors: Blue and Silver
Superlatives: Technology Showcase School
Palmetto Gold Award Winner

Laing Middle School
1560 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-6811
Phone: (843) 849-2809
Principal: James Whitehair
Laing.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 670
Average Class Size: 24-25
Sends Students To: Wando High School
School Colors: Maroon and White
Superlatives: Award-winning band and chorus programs
Outstanding Character Education Program
Partial Magnet Science & Technology Infused Instruction

Moultrie Middle School
645 Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4099
Phone: (843) 849-2819
Principal: Anna Dassing
Moultrie.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 821
Average Class Size: 25
Sends Students To: Wando High School
School Colors: Blue and White
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Winner
One of the highest performing middle schools in the state

HIGH SCHOOLS

Wando High School
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: (843) 849-2830
Principal: Lucy Beckham
WandoHigh.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 3,688
Average Student/Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1
School Colors: Burgundy, Black and White
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold Winner
Claimed 71 Scholastic Art Awards at Regional Competition
FBLA Students win 1st Place at District Leadership Conference
Wando Volleyball AAAA State Champions 2014
Boys Soccer team has been ranked at top of national polls
More than 170 academic course offerings
More than 70 Clubs and Organizations
More than 30 Athletic Teams

OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

East Cooper Montessori Charter School
Ponsbury Road Campus (Grades 1-6)
250 Ponsbury Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 216-2883
Old Whitesides Campus (Grades 7-8)
1120 Rifle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29462
Phone: (843) 849-2839
Principal (Head of School): Jody Swanigan
EastCooper.CCSDSchools.com
Enrollment: 262
Grades: 1-8
Admission: Long waiting list/lottery
School Colors: Blue, Green and Beige
Superlatives: Palmetto Gold & Silver Awards
CCSD School of Choice

Sources: Charleston County School District website (www.CCSDSchools.com); individual schools and their websites.

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