The College Park neighborhood of Ladson, South Carolina is located just north of Charleston. College Park is a semi-rural area with recent growth. The neighborhood is characterized by a wide variety of housing options. Manufactured homes are interspersed with areas that contain homes that cost upwards of $500,000. Much of its rural flavor has been retained; for example, many fire stations in the area are still manned by volunteers.
Situated between I-26, College Park Road, and Highway 17, the College Park neighborhood is just a short drive from downtown Charleston and its attractions and amenities. Major shopping areas are also close by. Neighborhood landmarks include Charleston Southern University, Trident Hospital and Summerville Regional Hospital. Recreational opportunities in the area include Crowfield Golf Country Club and Wannamaker County Park.
There are several neighborhood schools in the area. College Park Middle School is located on College Park Road. The ratio of students to teachers is 16 to 1. The community approval rating is 4 out of 5. The school’s newspaper and orchestra are well-known and well-admired.
College Park Elementary School has a PreK-5 program. The student to teacher ratio is 16 to 1. The community approval rating is 4 out of 5. The school considers chorus, swimming, and their science and technology programs to be their strong points.
Stratford High School is in Goose Creek, but it still serves the College Park area. The student to teacher ratio is 15 to 1. The Great Schools rating for Stratford is 8 out of 10. The school also has a high community approval rating and boasts excellent band and debate programs.