Welcome to Ladson Elementary 


Located on the outskirts of Charleston County School District, Ladson Elementary strives daily to exemplify the district’s goal of “Achieving Excellence.”  Our growing school population reflects our beautiful expanding community with over 900 students and 38 classrooms.  We are fortunate to be able to educate students from age three, with our Head Start programs, through fourth grade.  Our mission is to educate, challenge, and nurture all students in a safe environment conducive to creating students with high performance expectations.  We value relationships with our families, volunteers, and business partners as these relationships create opportunities for our students to become outstanding citizens.  We look forward to serving your family!  


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Congratulation to Ms. Browner, our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!


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New for 2016-2017:


New school time:  Doors open at 7:00am; students are tardy at 7:25; after Labor Day the front doors will not open until 7:25. 


Transportation changes will not be made over the phone.  Parents MUST send in a signed note to notify teachers of changes in transportation.  Transportation changes should be resolved before students are brought to school. Emergencies are exceptions.


Drop off/pick up policies: 

Morning drop off:  Parents can walk students in until Labor Day.  After Labor Day, all students MUST enter through the car rider line or off a bus. No one can walk students in the front door of the building until after 7:25.  Students are then tardy and parents must sign students in on the provided log.


Dismissal: Dismissal will begin at 2:15.  Students are either car riders or bus riders. The front door will be unavailable (locked) at 1:45 and will reopen at 2:30. Students will not be dismissed between 1:45 and 2:30.  Early pick-ups need to be completed before 1:45.  Students left at the school after 3:00 will be sent to Kaleidoscope and will be charged a fee.



2016-2017 Supply List

2016-2017 Bus Routes

Click here to read an article about Personalized Learning, which is creating a student centered, competency based model with proven results in order to close the readiness gap for all students.






Welcome to Ladson Elementary!  I'm Celeste Spires and I have had the honor of serving as the principal of Ladson Elementary for the past five years!  Our school continues to strive to provide our students with a rigorous curriculum infused with real world experiences such as environmental education in our outdoor classroom and community service activities.  Come on by anytime to see the exciting and engaging events that are happening! 

School Hours

7:10 - 3:30  Monday thru Friday


Please stop by to see Ms. Hopson or Ms. Brown with any registration questions.  You can visit our main district page to complete registration forms online!  Visit www.CCSDSchools.com to learn more.

Our AYP = B+

Ladson Elementary is a B+ rated school which means we are exceeding the state's expectations in performance!  

Awards and Recognitions

Our School received the Palmetto Silver Award from the South Carolina Department of Education for our academic success in 2011-2012.

Our school was awarded the Palmetto Gold Award from the South Carolina Department of Education for our academic suucess in 2010-2011.

Our first ever school basketball team that was comprised of fourth and fifth graders won the League championship.  Stay tuned for updates on the try-outs for this year's team!