Top 10 Best South Carolina Public Schools (2021)

South Carolina is the #29 largest school system in the United States, serving 776,700 students across the 1,265 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in South Carolina is 45%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.
The top ranked public schools in South Carolina are Hcs Early College High School, Brashier Middle College and Buist Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 49% (majority majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SC) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
9%
Black
34%
White
51%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in South Carolina (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Hcs Early College High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
    ConwaySC 29528
    (843) 349-3131

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Brashier Middle CollegeCharter School
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121830 West Georgia Road
    SimpsonvilleSC 29680
    (864) 757-1800

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Buist AcademyMagnet School
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8103 Calhoun Street
    CharlestonSC 29401
    (843) 724-7750

  • Rank: #44.
    Fort Mill High School
    Math: 90% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12215 North Highway 21 Bypass
    Fort MillSC 29715
    (803) 548-1900

  • Rank: #55.
    Wando High School
    Math: 87% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 87% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121000 Warrior Way
    Mount PleasantSC 29466
    (843) 881-8200

  • Rank: #66.
    Oceanside Collegiate AcademyCharter School
    Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12580 Faison Street
    Mount PleasantSC 29466
    (843) 936-7128

  • Rank: #77.
    Greenville Technical Charter High SchoolCharter School
    Math: 80-89% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12506 Pleasantburg Drive Buildin
    GreenvilleSC 29607
    (864) 250-8949

  • Rank: #88.
    Charleston School Of The ArtsMagnet School
    Math: 83% (Top 5%) Reading: 87% (Top 5%)Math: 83% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-125109-b West Enterprise Street
    North CharlestonSC 29405
    (843) 529-4990

  • Rank: #99.
    Bluffton High School
    Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 89% (Top 5%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-1212 H. E. Mccracken Circle
    BlufftonSC 29910
    (843) 706-8800

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-4201 East Broad Street Suite 11
    SpartanburgSC 29306
    (864) 253-1800

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Top South Carolina Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
10 Schools
3,150 Students
39% Minority
41 Schools
24,960 Students
48% Minority
4 Schools
1,192 Students
97% Minority
54 Schools
31,827 Students
32% Minority
6 Schools
2,041 Students
72% Minority
11 Schools
3,732 Students
62% Minority
35 Schools
23,162 Students
58% Minority
48 Schools
35,643 Students
49% Minority
3 Schools
1,786 Students
64% Minority
84 Schools
50,415 Students
51% Minority
19 Schools
8,947 Students
36% Minority
12 Schools
5,301 Students
53% Minority
16 Schools
7,199 Students
49% Minority
14 Schools
5,107 Students
66% Minority
9 Schools
5,726 Students
58% Minority
23 Schools
10,308 Students
59% Minority
12 Schools
5,843 Students
63% Minority
32 Schools
29,113 Students
47% Minority
10 Schools
3,567 Students
53% Minority
9 Schools
2,930 Students
86% Minority
41 Schools
23,049 Students
62% Minority
19 Schools
9,443 Students
51% Minority
102 Schools
80,670 Students
46% Minority
21 Schools
11,156 Students
54% Minority
10 Schools
3,010 Students
67% Minority
56 Schools
44,819 Students
39% Minority
8 Schools
3,344 Students
85% Minority
20 Schools
10,767 Students
39% Minority
20 Schools
13,247 Students
40% Minority
16 Schools
9,183 Students
45% Minority
8 Schools
2,182 Students
92% Minority
70 Schools
50,284 Students
37% Minority
11 Schools
4,578 Students
81% Minority
8 Schools
3,962 Students
70% Minority
4 Schools
766 Students
80% Minority
14 Schools
6,084 Students
54% Minority
17 Schools
10,518 Students
24% Minority
31 Schools
13,366 Students
81% Minority
27 Schools
17,144 Students
20% Minority
105 Schools
70,530 Students
67% Minority
6 Schools
2,770 Students
62% Minority
86 Schools
51,102 Students
42% Minority
28 Schools
16,792 Students
70% Minority
8 Schools
4,040 Students
45% Minority
12 Schools
3,933 Students
94% Minority
65 Schools
48,012 Students
38% Minority
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