Schools in Charleston, SC

Buist Academy

In this article we will explore some of the top public schools in Charleston to give you an idea of where to start looking when house hunting this fall.

House hunting in the Lowcountry can be tricky when looking for the perfect home AND the perfect school to send your little ones to. And there’s no question that having a home in a good school district is always a good investement that will provide steady ROI for years to come.

The top areas in Charleston for the best public schools are Mt. Pleasant and James Island. But there are a number of great school options throughout the Lowcountry. Below we’ve detailed a few schools to keep in mind while doing your research.

Top Public Schools in Charleston:

Buist Academy

Buist won the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Profile and was voted #1 Elementary and Middle School in South Carolina by Schooldigger.com. Buist is located in downtown Charleston which makes it extremely desirable for those who live downtown but don’t want to pay private school prices. The school has a focus on advanced studies and is known for being “internationally-minded.” Thousands of families apply to the charter school every year but only a few get in–making it more and more competitive each year to get accepted.

Mount Pleasant Academy

Mount Pleasant Academy is another National Blue Ribbon School but is located in a suburb of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant. The school is nestled inside the Old Village neighborhood and has had a wonderful reputation for years. Mt. Pleasant has been a long time place for Charleston residents to raise families because of the proximity to downtown and the award winning school districts.

Stiles Point Elementary

Stiles Point is another award winning elementary school and is located only 10 minutes from downtown. James Island has long been a wonderful place to raise families and Stiles Point Elementary has recieved high marks over the past few years earning it recognition as a top school.

Wando High School

Wando High is currently the largest public high school in the state with over 3,000 students. Expanded in the 1990’s to accomdate the town’s rapid growth, Wando High School continues to expand as the town develops. According to Wando’s website it is one of the top performing schools in the state and offers over 250 courses including honor courses and courses for college credit.

Wherever you decide to send your child, it is most important that it’s a place you feel good about and is the right fit for your child. The increase in real estate value based on school district is always a bonus but obviously not the end game. Contact me today to learn more about the real estate market in Charleston and how I can help guide you to securing your next home!

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