Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science

Basic Information

Address: 6401 Dorchester Road North Charleston, SC 29418
County: Charleston
District: Charleston County
Phone Number: 843-767-8383
Fax Number: 843-207-3073
Principal: Jacob Perlmutter

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Additional Information

School Type: Constituent District Magnet
Grade Level: 6-8
Founded: 2009
School Setting:

The Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science is located in North Charleston, South Carolina. We are a Title I Middle School offering an enhanced program in the sciences. Our student population is predominately African
American, with a sub group of Hispanic and Caucasian students.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Green and Silver
School Mascot: Lightning Bolt

North Charleston

School Size: 550
Classroom Size: 25
Classroom Teachers: 38
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Support Services:

Two Students Concerns specialists; two Communities in Schools specialists; a Department of Academic Excellence with three instructional specialists for reading/math; Guidance Department with three counselors (one for each grade level); ESOL teacher; Speech Therapist; Occupational Therapist; School Psychologist.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Four computer labs with 30 Dell computers in each. Smartboards in every classroom. Library with 12 computers.

School Championships:

North Charleston middle school football championship - 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013.

School Clubs:

Yearbook, Beta Club, Technology Club, Tennis Club, Literary Magazine, Guitar, Games Club, Step Club, Cheerleading, Fit Club, Lego Club, Artist Guild Club, Softball, Track, Volleyball, After-school tutoring.

Lunch Availability: Lunch available daily
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Ample staff and visitor parking.

Uniform Guidelines:

All-white button down shirt, all-black pants, shorts or skirts, all-black shoes. White undershirts only.

Mission Statement:

"Every student. Every day. No exceptions. No excuses."

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Students are encouraged to attend school every day, prepared to do their best, be actively engaged in their learning, and be involved in all aspects of the school. We welcome parents to visit often and volunteer; we value them as partners as we continue to grow as a school community of excellence.

Enrollment Characteristics: 82% of the student body of Jerry Zucker Middle School is comprised of minority students (70% African American, 10% Hispanic and 2% other).
Programs and Services:

.Robust core curriculum with daily block periods of English Language Arts and Mathematics and a Science focused flex period
.Integrated acceleration for gifted learners and remediation for struggling learners
.High school credit opportunities for 8th grade students
.Huge selection of afterschool activities, clubs, and academic enrichment programs
.Accomplished athletic programs in all sports offered through the North Charleston Recreation Department
.Champion girls Basketball Team and Championship Football Team
.Renowned band program
.Business Camp
.Summer Science Camp
.Fully Integrated School-wide guidance program
.Communities in Schools Counseling Services
.Active CORE Team for struggling learners
.Annual overnight camping trips
.Rich related arts curriculum including art, band, music, computer applications, pre-engineering, and robotics
.Daily advisory period
.A full time department of academic excellence staffed with three highly qualified instructional specialists
.Smartboards and the most current technology in every classroom
.A highly-qualified faculty ready to engage each student
.State-of-the-art Science labs and brand new grade level computer labs