Top 10 Best Laurens County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 8,471 students in Laurens County, SC (there are 4 private schools, serving 360 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Laurens County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Laurens County, SC are Clinton High School, Laurens District 55 High School and Clinton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Laurens County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Laurens County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Best Laurens County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Clinton High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18132 Highway 72 East
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0817
Grades: 9-12
| 882 students
Rank: #22.
Laurens District 55 High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5058 Highway 76 West
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 682-3151
Grades: 9-12
| 1,485 students
Rank: #33.
Clinton Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Chestnut Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0812
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #44.
Joanna Woodson Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
510 South Ellis Street
Joanna, SC 29351
(864) 697-6480
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #55.
Clinton Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
800 North Adair Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0807
Grades: 6-8
| 637 students
Rank: #66.
Eastside Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
103 Old Colony Road
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0827
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #77.
Laurens Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Henry Street
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-3067
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #88.
Hickory Tavern Elementary Middle
Math: 23% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
163 Neely Ferry Road
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 575-2126
Grades: PK-8
| 629 students
Rank: #99.
Laurens Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1035 West Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 435 students
Rank: #1010.
Waterloo Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
10457 Highway 221 South
Waterloo, SC 29384
(864) 677-5610
Grades: PK-5
| 247 students
Rank: #1111.
Gray Court-owings Elementary Middle
Math: 16% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9210 Highway 14
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 876-2131
Grades: PK-8
| 741 students
Rank: #1212.
Sanders Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
609 Green Street
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-0354
Grades: 6-8
| 390 students
Rank: #1313.
E. B. Morse Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Parkview Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-7777
Grades: PK-5
| 450 students
Rank: #1414.
Ford Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Lucas Avenue
Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-3986
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: n/an/a
625 Elizabeth Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0836
Grades: PK
| 100 students
Rank: n/an/a
Summit Classical School
Charter School
Math: 21-39%
600 East Florida Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 200-0535
Grades: K-5
| 105 students
Rank: n/an/a
Thornwell Charter School
Charter School
Math: 35-39%
203 West Calhoun Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 808-0801
Grades: K-8
| 206 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Laurens County, SC

Laurens County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
9210 Hwy 14
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 876-2131
Grades: PK-5
| 570 students
9210 Hwy 14
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 876-2171
Grades: 6-8
| 229 students
163 Neely Ferry Rd
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 575-2126
Grades: PK-5
| 435 students
163 Neely Ferry Rd
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 575-4301
Grades: 6-8
| 286 students
301 North Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-0831
Grades: 6
| 221 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Laurens County, SC?

The top ranked public schools in Laurens County, SC are Clinton High School, Laurens District 55 High School and Clinton Elementary School.

How many public schools are located in Laurens County, SC?

17 public schools are located in Laurens County, SC.

What percentage of students in Laurens County, SC go to public school?

96% of all K-12 students in Laurens County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).

What is the racial composition of students in Laurens County, SC?

Laurens County, SC minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

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