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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 12 top alternative public schools in South Carolina, serving 1,214 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina state average of 48%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Top South Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Columbia Birchwood School Alternative School
    5000 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)896-9278

    Grades: 5-12 | 235 students
  • Columbia Evaluation And Detention Center Alternative School
    1731 Shivers Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)896-7455

    Grades: 5-12 | 271 students
  • Bishopville Lee High School Alternative School
    990 Wisacki Highway
    Bishopville, SC 29010
    (803)896-2532

    Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
  • Ridgeville Macdougall High School Alternative School
    1516 Old Gilliard Road
    Ridgeville, SC 29472
    (803)737-3036

    Grades: 9-12 | 8 students
  • Columbia Manning High School Alternative School
    502 Beckman Road
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)935-7203

    Grades: 9-12 | 50 students
  • Ridgeland Ridgeland High School Alternative School
    5 Correctional Road
    Ridgeland, SC 29936
    (803)896-3252

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Columbia Sara Babb High School Alternative School
    4450 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)896-2714

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Trenton Trenton High School Alternative School
    84 Greenhouse Road
    Trenton, SC 29847
    (803)896-3045

    Grades: 9-12 | 74 students
  • Turbeville Turbeville High School Alternative School
    1578 Clarence Coker Highway
    Turbeville, SC 29162
    (803)896-3178

    Grades: 9-12 | 183 students
  • Kinards Tyger River High School Alternative School
    200 Prison Road
    Kinards, SC 29355
    (803)896-3527

    Grades: 9-12 | 58 students
  • Rembert Wateree River High School Alternative School
    8200 State Farm Road
    Rembert, SC 29128
    (803)896-3454

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Columbia Willow Lane School Alternative School
    1731 Shivers Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803)896-5952

    Grades: 5-12 | 235 students
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