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For the 2021 school year, there are 77 blue ribbon public schools serving 58,466 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 Hcs Early College High School, Buist Academy and Fort Mill 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 65% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 45% 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).

Top South Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Hcs Early College High School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2050 Highway 501 East Hgtc
    Conway, SC 29528
    (843) 349-3131

    393 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #22.
    Buist Academy Magnet School
    Math: 92% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    103 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 724-7750

    486 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #33.
    Fort Mill High School Math: 90% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    215 North Highway 21 Bypass
    Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 548-1900

    2,222 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #44.
    Nation Ford High School Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1400 Ao Jones Boulevard
    Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 396-9902

    2,108 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #55.
    Rollings Middle School Of The Arts Math: 82% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    815 South Main Street
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843) 873-3610

    666 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #66.
    Mt. Pleasant Academy Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    605 Center Street
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 849-2826

    610 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #77.
    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

    286 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #88.
    Chapin High School Math: 71% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    300 Columbia Avenue
    Chapin, SC 29036
    (803) 575-5400

    1,386 student
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #99.
    Lexington High School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2463 Augusta Highway
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 821-3400

    1,934 student
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Charles Pinckney Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3300 Thomas Cario Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    (843) 856-4585

    767 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Palmetto Scholars Academy Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7499 Dorchester Road
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    (843) 300-4119

    509 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1212.
    Brockman Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2245 Montclair Drive
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803) 790-6743

    326 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1313.
    Tigerville Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    25 Tigerville Elementary Scho
    Taylors, SC 29687
    (864) 355-4600

    278 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1414.
    Oakview Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    515 Godfrey Road
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (864) 355-7100

    1,002 student
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1515.
    Beech Hill Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1001 Beech Hill Road
    Summerville, SC 29485
    (843) 821-3970

    945 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1616.
    Ocean Bay Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    950 International Drive
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 903-8400

    845 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1717.
    Chapman High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1420 Compton Bridge Road
    Inman, SC 29349
    (864) 472-2836

    893 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Jennie Moore Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2725 Bulrush Basket Lane
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    (843) 849-2815

    1,157 student
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Wade Hampton High School Math: 71% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    100 Pine Knoll Drive
    Greenville, SC 29609
    (864) 355-0100

    1,741 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2020.
    Ninety Six High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    640 South Cambridge Street
    Ninety Six, SC 29666
    (864) 543-2911

    477 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2121.
    Gold Hill Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1000 Dave Gibson Boulevard
    Fort Mill, SC 29708
    (803) 548-8250

    953 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #2222.
    Lake Murray Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    205 Wise Ferry Road
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 821-3100

    767 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2323.
    Woodruff High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    710 Cross Anchor Highway
    Woodruff, SC 29388
    (864) 476-7045

    779 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2424.
    Midway Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    180 Midway Road
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 821-0300

    867 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #2525.
    Ballentine Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1040 Bickley Road
    Irmo, SC 29063
    (803) 476-4500

    581 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #2626.
    Mt. Lebanon Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2850 Lebanon Road
    Pendleton, SC 29670
    (864) 403-2400

    502 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2727.
    Wright Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1136 Wright School Road
    Belton, SC 29627
    (864) 296-1776

    236 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Howe Hall Aims Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    115 Howe Hall Road
    Goose Creek, SC 29445
    (843) 820-3899

    418 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Powdersville Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    139 Hood Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 269-4431

    640 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #3030.
    D. W. Daniel High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    140 Blue And Gold Boulevard
    Central, SC 29630
    (864) 397-2900

    1,095 student
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3131.
    Carlisle-foster's Grove Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    625 Foster's Grove Road
    Chesnee, SC 29323
    (864) 578-2215

    441 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3232.
    Forestbrook Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4000 Panthers Parkway
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-8100

    999 students
    Year: 2003, 2012
  • Rank: #3333.
    Marrington Middle School Of The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    109 Gearing Street
    Goose Creek, SC 29445
    (843) 572-0313

    422 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #3434.
    Skyland Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4221 Highway 14 North
    Greer, SC 29651
    (864) 355-7200

    780 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #35-3735.- 37.
    Midland Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3011 Nichols Highway
    Galivants Ferry, SC 29544
    (843) 358-3036

    572 students
    Year: 2009
  • Show 42 more Blue Ribbon public schools in South Carolina (out of 77 total schools)
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