James Island Charter High School is at the Head of the Class for Security Screening With the Help of Evolv

James Island Charter High School is a leader in many ways. It ranks in the top 5% of high schools in South Carolina. Its high school graduation rate is more than 11 points higher than the average for high schools in the state. Eight out of 10 graduating seniors pursue college degrees, compared to an average of only 69% of seniors from other high schools in South Carolina.

When it comes to the safety of students, administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and visitors, James Island also ranks at the top of the class. The school began using hand-wand metal detectors in 2018 and walkthrough metal detectors in 2020. But these traditional metal detectors were problematic. Lines would form outside of the front and back atriums of the school that served as entrances, and the pileups of students at the entrances were a security risk in themselves. Through implementing our systems, James Island Charter High School was able to achieve the following and more:  

  • Reduced school staff required to manage security screening by 40%—from 12 to 8
  • Eliminated soft target of students waiting in backed-up lines to pass through security screening
  • Optimized student flow through data analysis from Evolv Insights
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