Mount Pleasant, South Carolina has the best public schools in all of Charleston. In fact, this area has very few private schools compared to the other Charleston areas simply because most of its residents send their children to the public schools. You'll find a wide range of academic activities and clubs, including theater, film, computer science, chess, astronomy, and sailing clubs. The Mount Pleasant schools also have a great athletic program - especially the high school, which is the home of the Wando Warriors. In addition to the usual football, tennis, cross country, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, cheerleading, track and field, swimming, wrestling, and soccer, the high school has other sports that are growing in popularity in public schools (like lacrosse and golf).
As you look through MLS reports, you'll see which elementary, middle, and high school the home is zoned for. In many of the other areas of Charleston, some schools are avoided because of low test scores, etc. However, this is not a concern in Mt. Pleasant because all of the schools are quite good. Mount Pleasant has one high school (Wando High), which consistently ranks as one of the top public high schools in tri-county Charleston. Below, we've included info on Mt. Pleasant's many elementary and middle schools.
Mt. Pleasant has 9 elementary schools. Mount Pleasant Academy (pictured below) is one of the strongest performing elementary schools in the area with a 10 out of 10 ranking from GreatSchools.org. East Cooper Montessori Charter (located within I'On in Mount Pleasant) serves first through eighth grade and also ranks 10/10 on the Great Schools website. Laurel Hill Primary is for pre-kindergarten through second grade. Its location is adjacent to Charles Pinckney (within the Park West community in Mount Pleasant), and its students go directly into Charles Pinckney. This is one of the largest elementary schools in Mount Pleasant, with just over 1,000 students - this size is often surprising to home buyers relocating to the area since the school is only made up of third through fifth graders. The newest elementary, Sullivan's Island, is a partial magnet and also ranks 10/10. Jennie Moore is a Partial Magnet school which focuses on the creative arts and has a student population is just over 1,100 students. James B. Edwards is a partial magnet with under 700 kids enrolled. Mamie P. Whitesides is on Rifle Range Road and has a student population of about 700. Belle Hall, located on Egypt Road, has a total of about 700 students.
All 3 of the public middle schools in Mount Pleasant have a current 10/10 rating on Great Schools: Moultrie, Thomas C. Cario, and Laing (a partial magnet with an emphasis on science and technology).