Top 10 Best South Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 80 blue ribbon public schools serving 60,225 students in South Carolina.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in South Carolina are Buist Academy, Fort Mill High School and Chapman High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Carolina blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Best South Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Buist Academy
Magnet School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7750
Grades: K-8
| 486 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Fort Mill High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
215 North Highway 21 Bypass
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 548-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,222 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Chapman High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1420 Compton Bridge Road
Inman, SC 29349
(864) 472-2836
Grades: 9-12
| 893 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Nation Ford High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1400 Ao Jones Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803) 396-9902
Grades: 9-12
| 2,108 students
Rank: #55.
Hcs Early College High School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 349-3131
Grades: 9-12
| 393 students
Rank: #66.
Tigerville Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
25 Tigerville Elementary Scho
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 355-4600
Grades: PK-5
| 278 students
Rank: #77.
Chapin High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 Columbia Avenue
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 575-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,386 students
Rank: #88.
Rollings Middle School Of The Arts
Math: 81% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
815 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-3610
Grades: 6-8
| 666 students
Rank: #99.
Lexington High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2463 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-3400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,934 students
Rank: #1010.
Wade Hampton High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-0100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,741 students
Rank: #1111.
Mt. Pleasant Academy
Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
605 Center Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2826
Grades: PK-5
| 610 students
Rank: #1212.
Woodruff High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
710 Cross Anchor Highway
Woodruff, SC 29388
(864) 476-7045
Grades: 9-12
| 779 students
Rank: #1313.
Oakview Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
515 Godfrey Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 355-7100
Grades: PK-5
| 1,002 students
Rank: #1414.
Charles Pinckney Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
3300 Thomas Cario Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-4585
Grades: 3-5
| 767 students
Rank: #1515.
Mayo High For Math Science & Technology
Magnet School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
405 Chestnut Street
Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-2650
Grades: 9-12
| 286 students
Rank: #1616.
Meeting Street Academy-spartanburg
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
201 East Broad Street Suite 11
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 253-1800
Grades: PK-4
| 203 students
Rank: #1717.
Belle Hall Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
385 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-2841
Grades: PK-5
| 752 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Brockman Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2245 Montclair Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 790-6743
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
D. W. Daniel High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
140 Blue And Gold Boulevard
Central, SC 29630
(864) 397-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,095 students
Rank: #2020.
Jennie Moore Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 82% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
2725 Bulrush Basket Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-2815
Grades: PK-5
| 1,157 students
Rank: #2121.
Lake Murray Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
205 Wise Ferry Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 767 students
Rank: #2222.
Beech Hill Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1001 Beech Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 821-3970
Grades: PK-5
| 945 students
Rank: #2323.
Powdersville Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
139 Hood Road
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 269-4431
Grades: 3-5
| 640 students
Rank: #2424.
Clemson Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
581 Berkeley Drive
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 397-1500
Grades: PK-5
| 869 students
Rank: #2525.
Gold Hill Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1000 Dave Gibson Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 548-8250
Grades: K-5
| 953 students
Rank: #2626.
Carlisle-foster's Grove Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
625 Foster's Grove Road
Chesnee, SC 29323
(864) 578-2215
Grades: PK-4
| 441 students
Rank: #2727.
Wright Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1136 Wright School Road
Belton, SC 29627
(864) 296-1776
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
Rank: #2828.
Ninety Six High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
640 South Cambridge Street
Ninety Six, SC 29666
(864) 543-2911
Grades: 9-12
| 477 students
Rank: #2929.
Ocean Bay Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
950 International Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 903-8400
Grades: PK-5
| 845 students
Rank: #3030.
Palmetto Scholars Academy
Charter School
Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7499 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 300-4119
Grades: 6-12
| 509 students
Rank: #3131.
Midway Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
180 Midway Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-0300
Grades: K-5
| 867 students
Rank: #3232.
Skyland Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
4221 Highway 14 North
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 355-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 780 students
Rank: #3333.
Howe Hall Aims Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 62% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
115 Howe Hall Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(843) 820-3899
Grades: K-5
| 418 students
Rank: #3434.
South Aiken High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
232 East Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC 29803
(803) 641-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,405 students
Rank: #3535.
Ballentine Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1040 Bickley Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 581 students
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