Top 10 Best South Carolina Alternative Public High Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 12 alternative public high schools serving 995 students in South Carolina.
The top ranked alternative public high schools in South Carolina are Birchwood School, Evaluation And Detention Center and Willow Lane School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Carolina alternative public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the South Carolina public high school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 67% statewide average).
South Carolina alternative public high school have a Graduation Rate of 3%, which is less than the South Carolina average of 81%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Macdougall High School, with ≤20% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in South Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public high school average of 46% (majority Black).

Top South Carolina Alternative Public High Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Birchwood School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5000 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 896-9278

    Grades: 5-12 | 114 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Evaluation And Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1731 Shivers Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-7455

    Grades: 5-12 | 237 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Willow Lane School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1731 Shivers Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-5952

    Grades: 5-12 | 124 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Lee High School Alternative School
    990 Wisacki Highway
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 58 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Macdougall High School Alternative School
    1516 Old Gilliard Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 7 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Manning High School Alternative School
    502 Beckman Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 95 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Ridgeland High School Alternative School
    5 Correctional Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 28 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Sara Babb High School Alternative School
    4450 Broad River Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 19 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Trenton High School Alternative School
    84 Greenhouse Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 73 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Turbeville High School Alternative School
    1578 Clarence Coker Highway
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 193 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Tyger River High School Alternative School
    100-200 Prison Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 37 students
  • Rank: #4-124.- 12.
    Wateree River High School Alternative School
    8200 State Farm Road
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 896-1573

    Grades: 9 | 10 students
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