Top 10 Best South Carolina Public Schools (2022-23)

South Carolina is the #29 largest school system in the United States, serving 766,302 students across the 1,280 public schools for the 2022-23 school year (there are 407 private schools, serving 68,023 students). 92% of all K-12 students in South Carolina are educated in public schools compared to national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in South Carolina is 47%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 49%.
Minority enrollment is 51% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SC) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
11%
Black
33%
White
49%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.

Top Ranked Public Schools in South Carolina (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Greer Middle College Charter High School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
138 West Mcelhaney Road
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 469-7571
Rank: #22.
Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
580 Faison Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 936-7128
Rank: #33.
Greenville Technical Charter High School
Charter School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
506 Pleasantburg Drive #119
Greenville, SC 29606
(864) 250-8944
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Buist Academy
Magnet School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-8
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7750
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Fort Mill High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
215 North Highway 21 Bypass
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-1900
Rank: #66.
East Link Academy
Charter School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
78 Global Drive Drive
Greenville, SC 29608
(864) 775-1733
Rank: #77.
Wando High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Warrior Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 881-8200
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Chapman High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1420 Compton Bridge Road
Inman, SC 29349
(864) 472-2836
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Nation Ford High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1400 Ao Jones Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 835-0000
Rank: #1010.
Hcs Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-3131

Best South Carolina Public Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
43
23,293
51%
48
26,132
37%
10
3,405
64%
33
21,546
61%
47
37,791
53%
19
8,307
38%
12
4,860
55%
10
5,207
60%
12
5,447
65%
41
21,899
65%
107
88,405
47%
22
11,072
55%
10
2,593
71%
59
45,144
40%
8
3,614
88%
21
11,985
50%
25
15,058
42%
17
8,471
48%
6
1,498
92%
72
57,922
39%
10
4,150
84%
13
5,074
53%
17
10,168
26%
28
17,286
23%
111
62,295
73%
6
2,657
65%
28
15,889
72%
7
3,814
47%
70
49,389
41%

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