James Island Elementary School

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1872 Grimble Rd

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29412

(843) 762-8240

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 475

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for James Island Elementary School

I have to report that last year in second grade my son learned to read after having a horrific degrading first grade year. He had the best teacher in the whole world. His second grade teacher brought him up and did two years in one in reading. She is a gifted and loving teacher. She cares for all her ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/13

This school my daughter was in fifth grade and was a horrible year. She was constantly picked by a teacher that had actual fights break out in class. She was told she had an attitude. Now she is in middle school with no issues. She is doing great. I thought for a while it was just my daughter. I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/13

As a parent I am very disappointed by the scores that the school received. My children were in 3rd and 5th. The school fail from an A to a B school. I am very concerned. All the other schools went up here. The same teachers that were there last year for those that test are teaching this year and no ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/13

My son is in first grade and starting his second year at JIES. First grade is a significant improvement over kindergarten in that the educators are firmer with behavioral issues. The principal has done a wonderful job of turning the school around, by all accounts, and is accessible. The PTA is under ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/24/13

We have attended JIES for PreK, K, and 1st for my daughter and 5th grade for my son- The 5th grade teachers are preparing their students rigorously for middle school. I was thrilled at how prepared my son was and their focus on organization and study skills. My daughter is doing well and enjoys going ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/13

I am a teacher at James Island Elementary. Parents can request conferences every quarter or even set up ones in between. They just need to check "I want a conference" on report cards or progress reports and they will get one immediately. I am impressed as a teacher by the diversity at the school. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/12/13

My children have been at this school for a year and half now. We are moving mid-school year and they will be attending a different school--it can't happen soon enough! The biggest issue I have: No parent-teacher conferences. This school does not have regular conferences like every other school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/07/12

Awesome school...it is a shame that the previous principals gave the school a bad reputation. However, the new principal, Mrs. Deborah Davis-Fickling is wonderful. She is involved, professional, courteous and truly cares about the childrem, parents, faculty and staff. I am proud and lucky that my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/12

This is a newer school. It has a lot to offer. We looked forward to our daughter's entry. However after 3 years we are moving to switch. The school has had 3 principals in 3 years. All three were poor. At least last year severe behavior issues were removed. This year the bad behaviors are way ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/11

My son has been at JI Elementary for a total of six years, and my daugther for two years (both since Kindergarten). They have both had wonderful teachers, and we have been very pleased with their concern for our kids' education. My son has ADD, and we have had an excellent response from the administration, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/11

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Test scores for James Island Elementary School

PASS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
James Island Elementary School
Charleston County School District
South Carolina
* In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Mt. Pleasant schools — James Island Elementary School is located at 1872 Grimble Rd, Mt. Pleasant SC 29412. 1872 Grimble Rd is in the 29412 ZIP code in Mt. Pleasant, SC The school district for James Island Elementary School is the Charleston County School District. James Island Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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