Top 10 Best Orangeburg County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 11,904 students in Orangeburg County, SC (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,374 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Orangeburg County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Orangeburg County, SC are Newberry High School, Felton Laboratory Charter School and Bethune-bowman Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Orangeburg County, SC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Orangeburg County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of South Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Orangeburg County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Newberry High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3113 Main Street
Bowman, SC 29018
(803) 321-2621
Grades: 9-12
| 724 students
Rank: #22.
Felton Laboratory Charter School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
115 Lance Street
Orangeburg, SC 29116
(803) 536-7034
Grades: K-8
| 321 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bethune-bowman Elementary School
Math: <50%
4857 Charleston Highway
Rowesville, SC 29133
(803) 533-6371
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bethune-bowman Middle/high
Math: 11-19%
4857 Charleston Highway
Rowesville, SC 29133
(803) 516-6011
Grades: 6-12
| 356 students
Rank: n/an/a
Branchville High School
Math: 21-39%
1349 Dorange Road
Branchville, SC 29432
(803) 274-8875
Grades: 6-12
| 320 students
Rank: n/an/a
Brookdale Elementary School
Math: 21-39%
394 Brookdale Drive
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-5982
Grades: PK-5
| 235 students
Rank: n/an/a
Carver Edisto Middle School
Math: 10-14%
2018 Carver School Road
Cope, SC 29038
(803) 534-3554
Grades: 6-8
| 546 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cope Area Career Center
Vocational School
6052 Slab Landing Road
Cope, SC 29038
(803) 534-7661
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dover Elementary School
Math: 11-19%
1411 Bedford Avenue
North, SC 29112
(803) 247-2184
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: n/an/a
Edisto High School
Math: 20-29%
500 R.m. Foster Drive
Cordova, SC 29039
(803) 536-1553
Grades: 9-12
| 670 students
Rank: n/an/a
Edisto Primary
3239 Cordova Road
Cordova, SC 29039
(803) 536-4782
Grades: PK-2
| 507 students
Rank: n/an/a
Elloree Elementary School
Math: ≤20%
200 Warrior Drive
Elloree, SC 29047
(803) 897-2233
Grades: PK-8
| 397 students
Rank: n/an/a
Holly Hill Elementary School
Math: 21-39%
1490 Brant Avenue
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-3464
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: n/an/a
Holly Hill-roberts Middle School
Math: 11-19%
530 Hesseman Street
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-3818
Grades: 6-8
| 430 students
Rank: n/an/a
7066 Norway Road
Neeses, SC 29107
(803) 263-4441
Grades: PK-5
| 190 students
Rank: n/an/a
7066 Norway Road
Neeses, SC 29107
(803) 263-4832
Grades: 6-12
| 204 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lake Marion High School
Math: 20-29%
3656 Tee Vee Road
Santee, SC 29142
(803) 854-9213
Grades: 9-12
| 679 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lake Marion Technology Center
Vocational School
3656 Tee Vee Road
Santee, SC 29142
(803) 854-9213
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lockett Elementary School
Math: 20-29%
1349 Dorange Road
Branchville, SC 29432
(803) 274-8588
Grades: PK-5
| 233 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marshall Elementary School
Math: <50%
1441 Marshall Street
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 534-7865
Grades: PK-5
| 699 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mellichamp Elementary School
Math: 30-39%
350 Murray Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-8044
Grades: 3-5
| 202 students
Rank: n/an/a
North Middle/high
Math: 6-9%
692 Cromer Avenue
North, SC 29112
(803) 247-2541
Grades: 6-12
| 261 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ocsd High School For Health Professions
Charter School
130 Howard Hill Drive
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 535-1693
Grades: 9-12
| 384 students
Rank: n/an/a
Orangeburg Wilkinson High School
Math: 20-24%
601 Bruin Parkway
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 534-6180
Grades: 9-12
| 1,059 students
Rank: n/an/a
350 Thomas B. Eklund Circle
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-2949
Grades: PK-2
| 233 students
Rank: n/an/a
Robert E. Howard Middle School
Math: ≤20%
1255 Belleville Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-5470
Grades: 6-8
| 410 students
Rank: n/an/a
St. James-gaillard Elementary School
Math: ≤20%
1555 Gardensgate Road
Eutawville, SC 29048
(803) 492-7927
Grades: PK-5
| 234 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sheridan Elementary School
Math: 6-9%
1139 Hillsboro Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-7504
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Technology Center
Vocational School
3720 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 536-4473
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Vance-providence Elementary School
Math: ≤20%
633 Camden Road
Vance, SC 29163
(803) 492-7766
Grades: PK-5
| 210 students
Rank: n/an/a
Whittaker Elementary School
Math: <50%
790 Whittaker Parkway
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-6559
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: n/an/a
William J. Clark Middle School
Math: 10-14%
919 Bennett Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 531-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Orangeburg County, SC

Orangeburg County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
200 Warrior Drive
Elloree, SC 29047
(803) 897-2232
Grades: 7-12
| 384 students
200 Warrior Dr
Elloree, SC 29047
(803) 897-2232
Grades: 6-8
| 119 students
1195 St. Matthews Road, Suite
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 414-7017
Grades: 6-12
| 69 students
3720 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 536-4473
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
530 Hesseman Ave
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-1566
Grades: 6-8
| 73 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Orangeburg County, SC?
The top ranked public schools in Orangeburg County, SC include Newberry High School, Felton Laboratory Charter School and Bethune-bowman Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Orangeburg County, SC?
32 public schools are located in Orangeburg County, SC.
What percentage of students in Orangeburg County, SC go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Orangeburg County, SC are educated in public schools (compared to the SC state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Orangeburg County, SC?
Orangeburg County, SC public schools minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public schools average of 52% (majority Black).

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