Top 5 Best South Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 9 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 6,161 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 middle schools in South Carolina are Buist Academy, Rollings Middle School Of The Arts and Palmetto Scholars Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Carolina blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the South Carolina public middle school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public middle school average of 48% (majority Black).

Top South Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    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: #22.
    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: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    York Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1047 Golden Gate Court
    Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (803) 324-4400

    1,621 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #66.
    Forestbrook Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4430 Gator Lane
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 236-7300

    844 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #77.
    Hanahan Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5815 Murray Drive
    Hanahan, SC 29410
    (843) 820-3800

    899 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #88.
    T. E. Mabry Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    35 Oakland Avenue
    Inman, SC 29349
    (864) 472-8402

    425 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #99.
    Ware Shoals Elementary Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45 West Main Street
    Ware Shoals, SC 29692
    (864) 456-2711

    289 students
    Year: 2013
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