J.K. Gourdin Elementary provides academic programs with emphasis on the development of basic learning and thinking skills. The school serves students in kindergarten through grade five. Its academic curriculum includes classes in math, English, art, science and social studies. J.K. Gourdin Elementary maintains a parent-teacher association. It also has a media center. The school is governed by the Berkeley County School District, which additionally manages various elementary, middle and high schools. The district s schools offers sports activities, such as baseball, softball, baseball and cheerleading.