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For the 2021 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 Indian Land Elementary 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 45%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 45% 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).

Top Lancaster County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Indian Land High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8063 River Road
    Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (803) 547-7571

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,055 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Harrisburg Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10251 Harrisburg Road
    Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (803) 396-3737

    Grades: K-5 | 1,269 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Indian Land Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4137 Doby's Bridge Road
    Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (803) 548-2916

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,097 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Andrew Jackson High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6925 Kershaw-camden Highway
    Kershaw, SC 29067
    (803) 475-2381

    Grades: 9-12 | 638 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Buford High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4290 Tabernacle Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 286-7068

    Grades: 9-12 | 604 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Buford Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1906 North Rocky River Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 286-0026

    Grades: PK-5 | 725 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Indian Land Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8361 Charlotte Highway
    Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (803) 578-2500

    Grades: 6-8 | 991 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Discovery Charter Of Lancaster Charter School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    302 West Dunlap Street
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-8430

    Grades: K-5 | 107 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Lancaster High School Math: 33% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    617 Normandy Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 283-2001

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,324 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    North Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1100 Roddey Drive
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 283-9918

    Grades: PK-5 | 717 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Erwin Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1477 Locustwood Avenue
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-8484

    Grades: PK-5 | 444 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Mcdonald Green Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2763 Lynwood Drive
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-7416

    Grades: K-5 | 461 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Andrew Jackson Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6865 Kershaw Camden Highway
    Kershaw, SC 29067
    (803) 475-6021

    Grades: 6-8 | 475 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Buford Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1890 North Rocky River Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-8473

    Grades: 6-8 | 410 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Kershaw Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    108 North Rollins Drive
    Kershaw, SC 29067
    (803) 475-6655

    Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Heath Springs Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    158 Solar Road
    Heath Springs, SC 29058
    (803) 273-3176

    Grades: PK-5 | 395 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    A. R. Rucker Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    422 Old Dixie Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 416-8555

    Grades: 6-8 | 554 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    South Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1551 Billings Drive
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 283-8416

    Grades: 6-8 | 556 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Brooklyn Springs Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1637 Billings Drive
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 283-8471

    Grades: PK-5 | 492 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Clinton Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    110 Clinton School Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-5395

    Grades: PK-5 | 497 students
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