Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of 85 urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles of coastal lands and educate roughly 50,000 kindergarten to 12th grade students.
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Our mission

The mission of CCSD, a dynamic system of challenging educational choices, is to increase student achievement overall and close the achievement gaps in order to prepare all students to compete in a global economy and make a positive contribution to our community and nation.


our vision

Every child will graduate from CCSD with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college and the 21st Century global workforce.


Our Teachers inspire

Charleston County School District is committed to advancing student achievement through employing the highest qualified, most effective education professionals to inspire our students to exceed expectations and lead ALL students to success. Our team of Recruitment Specialists will partner with you to guide you through the application process, screenings and interviews, and interactions with principals. 

Visit teachincharleston.com to learn more about CCSD teaching opportunities and to view videos highlighting the people and places of CCSD. WE HAVE A SCHOOL FOR YOU!! 


A Word

About Our Superintendent

Dr. Postlewait Named SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait was awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by the S.C. Association of School Administrators at their Innovative Ideas Institute in June, 2019. The annual award recognizes the lifetime achievement of veteran administrators.

-Dr. Gerrita Postlewait
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Teacher recruitment

We are excited to share the fantastic news that the Board voted to approve the 2019-2020 Teacher Salary Schedule as an early budget decision! The approval of this schedule demonstrates the Board’s commitment to ensuring that CCSD teachers are the highest paid in South Carolina. 



ALL TEACHERS 4% COST-OF-LIVING RAISE (on average)that will be a permanent adjustment to the CCSD salary schedule. Beginning teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no experience got a 3.7% raise, while more experienced teachers were adjusted 4.3%. CCSD’s raise is 4 times more than the 1% raise the State mandated for teachers. The Board of Trustees approved this raise as part of a three-year plan (subject to approval by the Board each year) to ensure CCSD teachers are the highest paid in South Carolina.

ALL TEACHERS STEP RAISEfor longevity that averages 2% for up to 25 years of experience. This is on top of the cost-of-living raise, meaning the majority of teachers will see a total of 6% more in salary this year. To put all this into an actual dollars example, a master’s level teacher moving into their 16th year went from a salary of $54,507 last year to $57,822 this year with the Step raise added to the cost-of-living raise.


MATH TEACHERS IN HIGH-POVERTY SCHOOLS get an extra salary incentive for teaching in identified schools. The extra salary is $7,593 for beginning teachers (pushing their salary to $45,000 this year) and could go as high as $16,267 extra for a doctorate and 23 years experience. Using the example of the master’s degree math teacher moving into their 16th year, the salary would have jumped from $54,507 last year to $70,270 this year with cost-of-living, Step and math salary incentive). This extra salary incentive is available for any certified math teacher, even those who have “maxed-out” on Step raises or those who are working retirees.

WORKING RETIREES under earnings limitation can work in any of 40 identified CCSD schools and receive their state retirement income and enjoy all the salary enhancements (above) available to CCSD teachers.



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Get In Touch

Location: Human Resources Department — 75 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Telephone: 843-937-6380

Email: hrinfo@charleston.k12.sc.us

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 Charleston County School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Charleston County School District shall recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and handicap, except where age and sex are essential bona fide occupational requirements.