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Charleston Area Public Schools

This page includes information on the Charleston County School District and five other school districts within an hour and a half or so of Charleston, including Berkeley County School District, Colleton County School District, Dorchester School Districts Two and Four and Georgetown County School District. Find out which areas the school districts serve and when school starts and finishes. For a list of the schools in each district, comprehensive information on school performance, district demographics and other details, you may visit individual school district webpages or the South Carolina Department of Education.

 

Berkeley County School District

Website

berkeley.k12.sc.us

Description

Fourth largest school system in South Carolina

Last Day

June 1, 2012

First Day

August 20, 2012

Serves

Hanahan, Goose Creek, Daniel Island, Moncks Corner, parts of Ladson and Summerville, Cross, Pineville, Saint Stephen, Jamestown & Bonneau

Bell Schedule

High Schools, ~8:35 a.m.–3:40 p.m.

Middle Schools, ~8:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.

Elementary Schools, ~7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

 

Charleston County School District

Website

ccsdschools.com

Description

Second largest school system in South Carolina

Last Day

June 1, 2012

First Day

August 22, 2012

Serves

Charleston, North Charleston, parts of Ladson, Mt. Pleasant, McClellanville, Awendaw, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Johns Island, West Ashley, Hollywood, Ravenel, James Island & Edisto Island

Bell Schedule

High Schools, 7:10 a.m.–8:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.–3:40 p.m.

Middle Schools, 7:10 a.m.–9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Elementary Schools, 7:10 a.m.–8:50 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

 

Colleton County School District

Website

colletonsd.org or colleton.k12.sc.us

Description

Small rural school district

Last Day

May 25, 2012

First Day

August 20, 2012

Serves

Walterboro, Ruffin, Edisto Beach & Cottageville

Bell Schedule

High Schools, 7:55 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Middle Schools, 7:50 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools, ~7:45 a.m.–2:55 p.m.

 

Dorchester 2 School District

Website

dorchester.schoolfusion.us

Description

Midsize suburban/rural school district

Last Day

May 25, 2012

First Day

August 20, 2012

Serves

Summerville, parts of North Charleston, parts of Ridgeville & Ladson

Bell Schedule

High Schools, 7:25 a.m.–2:55 p.m.

Middle Schools, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools, 7:25 a.m.–2:10 p.m.

 

Dorchester 4 School District

Website

dorchester4.k12.sc.us

Description

Small rural school district

Last Day

May 25, 2012

First Day

August 20, 2012

Serves

Northern Dorchester County, including Harleyville, Ridgeville, Dorchester & Saint George

Bell Schedule

High Schools, 7:40 a.m.–3:05 p.m.

Middle Schools, ~7:55 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Elementary Schools, ~7:50 a.m.–2:35 p.m.

 

Georgetown County School District

Website

gcsd.k12.sc.us

Description

Midsize coastal school district

Last Day

June 1, 2012

First Day

August 22, 2012

Serves

Georgetown, Andrews, Hemingway & Pawleys Island

Bell Schedule

High Schools, ~7:45 a.m.–3:05 p.m.

Middle Schools, ~7:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools, ~7:40 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

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