• About the Charleston County School District

  • About CCSD
  • Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally accredited school district committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves approximately 50,000 students in 88 schools and specialized programs.

    CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori, and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), music and other creative and performing arts, career and technical preparation programs, and military.

    Our Mission

    The mission of CCSD is to educate and support every child in achieving college, career, and citizenship readiness.

    Our Vision

    CCSD is a premier school system in which

    • every child is supported in and out of school,
    • every child succeeds academically,
    • every child will graduate from high school prepared for employment in the modern workforce or credential completion or postsecondary degree, and
    • every student, teacher, principal, and staff member is valued and respected with the opportunity to learn every day.