The following shows the percentage of this past year's freshmen who read at or below a fourth-grade level, and it shows the percentage of rising freshmen who read at or below a fourth-grade level. The figures include students with disabilities and who speak English as a second language, and students took these tests at the end of eighth grade. Local students take the Measures of Academic Progress exam, which provides students' Lexile levels. Certain ranges of Lexile levels correspond to reading instruction or grade levels.

% of students % of students

reading at 4th-grade reading at 4th-grade

School level or lower, 2009 level or lower, 2010

Academic Magnet High 0 0

Baptist Hill High 27.7 13

Burke High 33 40

Garrett High 14.1 21.8

James Island Charter High 13.1 5

Lincoln High 23.1 20

Military Magnet Academy 14.3 13.8

North Charleston High 40.3 38.9

School of the Arts 0.8 2.4

St. John's High 14.8 14.5

Stall High 34 24.6

Wando High 8.4 7.1

West Ashley High 18.8 10.1

Total 18.1 14