Top 10 Best Lancaster County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 13,247 students in Lancaster County, SC. Lancaster County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Lancaster County, SC are Indian Land High School, Harrisburg Elementary School and Andrew Jackson High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lancaster County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Lancaster County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 49% (majority Black).

Best Lancaster County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Indian Land High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8063 River Road
Fort Mill, SC 29707
(803) 547-7571
Grades: 9-12
| 1,055 students
Rank: #22.
Harrisburg Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10251 Harrisburg Road
Fort Mill, SC 29707
(803) 396-3737
Grades: K-5
| 1,269 students
Rank: #33.
Andrew Jackson High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6925 Kershaw-camden Highway
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 475-2381
Grades: 9-12
| 638 students
Rank: #44.
Buford Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1906 North Rocky River Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 286-0026
Grades: PK-5
| 725 students
Rank: #55.
Indian Land Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
4137 Doby's Bridge Road
Fort Mill, SC 29707
(803) 548-2916
Grades: PK-5
| 1,097 students
Rank: #66.
Buford High School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
4290 Tabernacle Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 286-7068
Grades: 9-12
| 604 students
Rank: #77.
Indian Land Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8361 Charlotte Highway
Fort Mill, SC 29707
(803) 578-2500
Grades: 6-8
| 991 students
Rank: #88.
North Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1100 Roddey Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-9918
Grades: PK-5
| 717 students
Rank: #99.
Discovery Charter Of Lancaster
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
302 West Dunlap Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-8430
Grades: K-5
| 107 students
Rank: #1010.
Lancaster High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
617 Normandy Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-2001
Grades: 9-12
| 1,324 students
Rank: #1111.
Mcdonald Green Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2763 Lynwood Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-7416
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #1212.
Heath Springs Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
158 Solar Road
Heath Springs, SC 29058
(803) 273-3176
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #1313.
Kershaw Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
108 North Rollins Drive
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 475-6655
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #1414.
Buford Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1890 North Rocky River Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-8473
Grades: 6-8
| 410 students
Rank: #1515.
Erwin Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1477 Locustwood Avenue
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-8484
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #1616.
Andrew Jackson Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6865 Kershaw Camden Highway
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 475-6021
Grades: 6-8
| 475 students
Rank: #1717.
South Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1551 Billings Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-8416
Grades: 6-8
| 556 students
Rank: #1818.
A. R. Rucker Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
422 Old Dixie Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 416-8555
Grades: 6-8
| 554 students
Rank: #1919.
Brooklyn Springs Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1637 Billings Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-8471
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #2020.
Clinton Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Clinton School Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-5395
Grades: PK-5
| 497 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lancaster County, SC

Lancaster County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4848 Goldmine Highway
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 896-3343
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
625 Normandy Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-7404
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
500 Hampton Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-3915
Grades: PK
| n/a students

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