Top 10 Best South Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 alternative public schools serving 995 students in South Carolina.
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Carolina are Evaluation And Detention Center, Willow Lane School and Birchwood School. 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 9% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Best South Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Evaluation And Detention Center
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1731 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-7455
Grades: 5-12
| 237 students
Rank: #22.
Willow Lane School
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1731 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-5952
Grades: 5-12
| 124 students
Rank: #33.
Birchwood School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5000 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 896-9278
Grades: 5-12
| 114 students
Lee High School
Alternative School
990 Wisacki Highway
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 58 students
Macdougall High School
Alternative School
1516 Old Gilliard Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 7 students
Manning High School
Alternative School
502 Beckman Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 95 students
Ridgeland High School
Alternative School
5 Correctional Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 28 students
Sara Babb High School
Alternative School
4450 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 19 students
Trenton High School
Alternative School
84 Greenhouse Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 73 students
Turbeville High School
Alternative School
1578 Clarence Coker Highway
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 193 students
Tyger River High School
Alternative School
100-200 Prison Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 37 students
Wateree River High School
Alternative School
8200 State Farm Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1573
Grades: 9
| 10 students

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