County Districts and Constituent Districts Boundaries
Overview and History
Charleston County School District and the individual schools operate under a governance structure comprised of a nine-member County Board of Trustees (elected from nine single-member districts) and eight Constituent Boards comprised of elected members from the district for each Constituent Board area.
County Board of Trustees Districts
Beginning with the general election in November 2022, the Charleston County School District Board of Trustees members were elected from nine single-member districts numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 which match the Charleston County Council members’ election districts. Those districts are different from the Constituent Board districts, as explained below.
Constituent Board Districts
The Constituent Board members’ districts are set up around eight former school districts that were in place when Charleston County School District was established in 1968. Constituent Boards have authority over student assignments (zoning for neighborhood schools and student transfers) and student discipline within each of their districts.
The Constituent Board districts are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 20, and 23 and are different from the County Board districts. Constituent Board districts contain the schools and attendance zones for each of the schools over which they have jurisdiction.
LINK: County Board Zoning Page
County Board District voting lines were redrawn in 2020, in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act.*Pursuant to South Carolina law requiring County Council redistricting every ten years, and in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act and U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the physical boundaries of Charleston County Council’s existing districts must be redrawn this year (2020). The County’s population increased from 350,209 at the 2010 Census to 408,235 at the 2020 Census. As a result, current district lines have been adjusted to comply with the Constitutional principle of "one person, one vote," with an overall deviation of less than 5%.