About Charleston County School District Charleston County School District & Community

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest district in South Carolina. Serving over 50,000 students in 85+ schools and specialized programs, we are proud to be able to influence our leaders to inspire, innovate, and transform in all ways they can imagine. CCSD is a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools which spans over 1,000 square miles of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With approximately 6,500 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.

Charleston itself is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina and has been recognized nationally and internationally for its rich arts culture, its cuisine, its fashion, and its historic buildings and museums. Charleston’s musical history includes musicians from a variety of genres, and its Gullah population continues to have a strong influence on the language, customs, cuisine, religion, and music in Charleston, particularly in the development of jazz throughout our nation. The area’s national influence on music includes Porgy and Bess, originating and set in Charleston and considered the great American opera. Dock Street Theatre was the first building in our country devoted exclusively to theatrical performances. In addition, Spoleto Festival USA, one of the country’s major performing arts festivals, takes place over seventeen days each spring and features recognized and new artists in dance, theatre, classical music, jazz, and opera. All of these elements make Charleston both a major tourist destination and a significant arts destination.