Top 10 Best South Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 alternative public schools serving 561 students in South Carolina.
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Carolina are Manning High School, Turbeville High School and Evaluation And Detention Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Carolina alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Alternative Public Schools in South Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Manning High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
502 Beckman Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 935-7203
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Turbeville High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1578 Clarence Coker Hwy
Turbeville, SC 29162
(803) 896-3178
Grades: 9-12
| 68 students
Rank: #33.
Evaluation And Detention Center
Alternative School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1731 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-9037
Grades: 5-12
| 205 students
Rank: #44.
Empowerment And Enrichment Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5000 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 896-9114
Grades: 5-12
| 67 students
Rank: #55.
The Palmetto Empowerment And Enrichment Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1731 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-5952
Grades: 5-12
| 110 students
Rank: n/an/a
Allendale High School
Alternative School
1057 Revolutionary Raod
Fairfax, SC 29827
(803) 737-3036
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
Broad River High School
Alternative School
4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2714
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kirkland High School
Alternative School
4344 Broad River
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2714
Grades: 9-12
| 53 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lee High School
Alternative School
990 Wisacky Highway
Bishopville, SC 29010
(803) 896-2531
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lewis High School
Alternative School
8200 State Farm Road
Rembert, SC 29128
(803) 896-3454
Grades: 9-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Macdougall High School
Alternative School
1516 Old Gilliard Road
Ridgeville, SC 29472
(803) 737-3036
Grades: 9-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ridgeland High School
Alternative School
5 Correctional Road
Ridgeland, SC 29936
(803) 896-3252
Grades: 9-12
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sara Babb High School
Alternative School
4450 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2714
Grades: 9-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Trenton High School
Alternative School
84 Greenhouse Road
Trenton, SC 29847
(803) 896-3044
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tyger River High School
Alternative School
200 Prison Road
Enoree, SC 29335
(803) 896-3527
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in South Carolina?
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Carolina include Manning High School, Turbeville High School and Evaluation And Detention Center.
How many alternative public schools are located in South Carolina?
15 alternative public schools are located in South Carolina.
What is the racial composition of students in South Carolina?
South Carolina alternative public schools minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public schools average of 52% (majority Black).

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